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Embassy Bank has been established for the Lehigh Valley by Lehigh Valley people. Every member of the Embassy Bank board of directors is committed to providing the Lehigh Valley community with an outstanding financial institution distinguished by exemplary customer service and community involvement. Selected based on his or her proven dedication to the Lehigh Valley community, each director has achieved a level of experience and success that is certain to be an asset to Embassy stakeholders and the community as a whole.
Frank “Chip” Banko III
Mr. Banko III is President of Warren Distributing Co., a wholesale distribution company with three locations in New Jersey. He has worked in the family-owned and operated businesses since 1979, which include real estate holdings, and has a working knowledge of all aspects of those businesses. Mr. Banko III is currently a board member of Lehigh County Agricultural Society and has previously served on the board of the Wildlands Conservancy. The Board believes that Mr. Banko III’s experience as an entrepreneur, as well as his business knowledge, well qualifies him for service as a Director of the Company.
Geoffrey F. Boyer, CFP
Mr. Boyer has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1985, with experience in financial planning, investments, insurance and banking. Mr. Boyer is a graduate, former board member and President of Leadership Lehigh Valley and has been named to Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. He served as a past President of the Emmaus Rotary Club. He formerly served on the Board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Small Business Council. With his wife, he previously served as Co-Chair of the Lehigh Valley Red Cross Clara Barton Society. Mr. Boyer is currently President of Boyer Financial Group and serves as an officer or director of several local small businesses and charitable endeavors. The Board believes that Mr. Boyer’s years of experience in financial planning, investments and insurance, as well as his knowledge and involvement in the community, well qualifies him for service as a Director of the Company.
John G. Englesson
Mr. Englesson is currently President of zAxis Corp., advising business leaders on profitability growing their businesses. Mr. Englesson also holds 50% ownership of Integrity Business Services, LLC where he holds the positions of Executive Vice President and Secretary. He has served in a number of executive management positions, as well as on several boards of emerging technology businesses. He was one of the principal owners of Chadwick Telecommunications Corporation. Mr. Englesson has volunteered his time with numerous community organizations, including his current participation in the Allentown Economic Development Corporation as a Board Member. He has also served in Mayor of Allentown’s Transition Team as the Chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee, the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation as its President, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation as its Chair, the Rotary Club of Bethlehem as its President, and the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association as its President. The Board believes that Mr. Englesson’s entrepreneurial and technical experience, as well as his knowledge and involvement within the community, well qualifies him for service as a Director of the Company.
Bernard M. Lesavoy
Mr. Lesavoy is an attorney and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, as well as a law degree. He has been practicing law in the Lehigh Valley since 1987. He is currently a member of Lesavoy Butz & Seitz LLC and heads the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Departments. Mr. Lesavoy concentrates his practice in business, corporate, real estate, business succession, and estate planning matters. Mr. Lesavoy previously served on the advisory council of Ambassador Bank. His community involvement has included, among many others, service on the boards of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Bar Association of Lehigh County, and the South Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board. The Board believes that Mr. Lesavoy’s over twenty-five years of experience practicing law in the Lehigh Valley, his knowledge and involvement within the community, and his prior service on the advisory council of a bank, well qualifies him for service as a Director of the Company.
David M. Lobach, Jr. Chairman
Mr. Lobach is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Company and the Bank and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2008 and 2001, respectively, and Chairman since 2009. He was co-founder of the Bank. He began his banking career in 1971. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ambassador Bank. During his 19-year tenure with First Valley Bank prior thereto, Mr. Lobach oversaw such areas as private banking, commercial services, corporate business development, consumer lending functions, and holding company activities. Mr. Lobach currently serves on the Board of St. Luke’s Hospital Network, previously as Chairman. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of Northampton County Historical Society, Lehigh County Seed Farm, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation Board and on the advisory board for Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School. He is a former member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Advisory Council. He has taught various banking and business programs at area colleges and universities, including Lehigh, Dickinson and Rutgers. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Moravian College Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. He is past vice chairman of Eastern States BankCard Association, Visa Division and has served the Lehigh Valley community as a volunteer on the boards of such organizations as Junior Achievement, Boys and Girls Club, United Way, Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, State Theater, Pennsylvania Bankers Education Committee, Wellness Community (founding director) and the Girl Scouts. The Board believes that Mr. Lobach’s extensive and diverse banking background and experience, as well as his extensive knowledge of and involvement in the community, well qualifies him for service as a Director of the Company.
John C. Pittman
Mr. Pittman is a photo finishing executive. He was a member of the advisory council of Ambassador Bank. Mr. Pittman is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of John C. Pittman/Sport Stars, Inc., an international photo manufacturing company specializing in the youth activities market. Prior to founding his photographic business, Mr. Pittman served as an educator in the fields of science and photography. Mr. Pittman speaks regularly to middle school students and is a member of the Amusement Ride Safety Board as an appointee of Governor Ridge and a member of the United States Selective Service System Appeal Board for the Commonwealth of PA. The Board believes that Mr. Pittman’s experience as an entrepreneur operating his business in the Lehigh Valley, in addition to his prior service as advisory council to a bank, well qualifies him for service as a Director of the Company.
Patti Gates Smith
Ms. Smith is the owner/consultant of GatesSmith Consulting, a company with a focus in education events and foundation management. She was formerly a School Administrator with The Lutheran Academy and also a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist for Easton Hospital. Ms. Smith is currently Chairman of the Board for Visiting Nurses Association of St. Luke’s Hospital. She is an alumnus of Leadership Lehigh Valley, Class of 1995, serving as a past President of the Alumni Association and also as a member of the Board of Directors. Her community involvement includes such organizations as American Red Cross, as an Executive Committee Board Member; The Lutheran Academy, as Secretary of the Board; Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, as Quality Counsel Member and Concordia Lutheran Church, as a council member. Ms. Gates was also a past board member of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Association. The Board believes that Ms. Smith's experience in the medical field, as a provider and as an entrepreneur, as well as her knowledge and involvement within the community, well qualifies her for service as a Director of the Company.
John T. Yurconic
Mr. Yurconic is the President of the John Yurconic Agency, a local insurance, vehicle registration and driver’s license services agency with 11 locations in Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Berks and Carbon counties. He began his insurance career in 1989 after graduating from Lafayette College. Mr. Yurconic currently serves on the board of Synergy Holdings Corp., a workmen’s compensation specialist insurance company and PA Messenger Services, Inc. (Title N Go), a software solutions corporation. Mr. Yurconic has also served on the advisory council of Ambassador Bank. He currently serves on the board of St. Luke’s Hospital-Allentown and served prior as an executive board member for the Minsi Trail Council of the Boys Scouts of America. The Board believes that Mr. Yurconic’s experience in the insurance business since 1989, serving the greater Lehigh Valley community, his prior service as advisory council of a bank, and his knowledge and involvement within the community, well qualifies him for service as a Director of the Company.