Pennstar Bank official aids discussion on PA Banking System

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Scranton, PA – Pennstar Bank Vice President of Government Banking John  Jablowski Jr. was recently named by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association to a delegation of senior Pennsylvania banking officials to address the concerns of Pennsylvania’s community bankers.

On October 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C., Jablowski was one of 42 senior banking executives from across Pennsylvania to meet with high-ranking federal officials to discuss the status of the state’s financial institutions. This meeting followed the delegation’s discussion with state officials this past June in Harrisburg.

The delegation reviewed and discussed issues with representatives of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, The Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to review the impact of federal legislation affecting local communities in Pennsylvania.

“We were appreciative of the opportunity to present the concerns of the Pennsylvania banking community to our representatives in Washington,” said Jablowski. “It is our hope that with this knowledge, they may adequately address the many issues facing local communities and individual consumers across the state.”

In his capacity as vice president of Pennstar Bank’s Government Banking Department, Jablowski works with numerous local governments in northeastern and central Pennsylvania to finance community-improvement projects and assist with the management of local government finances.

Jablowski has a master’s degree in public administration from Marywood University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Penn State University.

Pennstar Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, based in Scranton, Pa., has 37 offices in six northeastern Pennsylvania counties. Pennstar Bank is a division of Norwich, N.Y.-based NBT Bank, which has 85 offices in upstate New York and one office in Burlington, Vt. Norwich, N.Y.-based NBT Bancorp Inc., the parent company of both banks, had assets of $5.5 billion as of September 30, 2010.