By The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers
HARRISBURG, PA (Dec. 12, 2022) – The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) today congratulated Roger Zacharia, president and CEO of Ambler Savings Bank, on his appointment by Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro to the Transition Advisory Committee for Consumer Protection. Zacharia is immediate past-chair of the PACB.
“I am honored by this appointment by Governor-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Governor-elect Austin Davis,” said Roger Zacharia, president and CEO, Ambler Savings Bank. “I look forward to working with the transition team as it evaluates programs and policies designed to build vibrant communities and create economic opportunities for all Pennsylvanians.”
Zacharia is a Certified Public Accountant and auditor who has held senior management positions at community banks throughout southeast Pennsylvania. He also is the immediate past-chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers.
“Roger Zacharia cares passionately about his community and the consumers and small businesses throughout the region who are served by Ambler Savings Bank,” said PACB president and CEO Kevin l. Shivers. “Each year, Roger and his team volunteer to support a variety of local organizations. Each year, the bank also contributes 7-percent of its profits to support affordable housing, hunger and poverty eradication programs, and a host of education and youth development programs.
“Community banks like Ambler Savings Bank are essential to their communities, funding 70-percent of small business loans and supporting local charitable causes. Our members originated $3.5 billion in PPP loans, saving 150,000 Pennsylvania jobs. Our members often are called “relationship” banks; a description they work hard to live up to.”
Shivers noted Ambler Savings Bank recently earned a PACB Inspire Award for Community Support and Engagement.
Zacharia is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelors’ degree in accounting. He is a very active community volunteer serving as a local Rotarian and as a youth baseball and softball coach. He also is involved in several professional organizations, including the board of directors of the Insured Financial Institutions of the Delaware Valley, and is a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Financial Managers Society.
Governor-Elect Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Davis have assembled a diverse and experienced team of Pennsylvania leaders and policy experts to advise their transition on a wide array of different policy areas to help move the Commonwealth forward.