Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Juniata Valley Financial Corp. (OTC Pink: JUVF), parent company of The Juniata Valley Bank, announces that Vice President, Lending Officer Jeremiah (Jerry) Trout recently joined the Bank and will focus on Commercial Lending. Mr. Trout has 20 years of experience in the region with over 13 of those years in banking. He will be based at the Bank’s regional office at 1 South Main Street, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.
Marcie A. Barber, President and CEO commented, “We are excited to welcome Jerry to our banking team. His experience in the industry is an excellent fit for our market and business lending objectives. His connection and commitment to our local markets embodies our community banking focus.”
Mr. Trout was previously employed by Omega Bank in 2007 which was acquired by The First National Bank of Pennsylvania in 2008. Prior to joining Omega as a Credit Analyst, he worked for Ag Choice Farm Credit where he was responsible for credit analysis, portfolio management and lending. Jerry has a strong Agricultural Lending background and has spent a great deal of time working in various capacities at Trout Brothers Dairy Farm in Blain, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Trout has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business Management from Delaware Valley University. Since that time, he has completed numerous Risk Management Association (RMA), PA Bankers, and Franklin Covey courses along with a variety of agricultural and sales courses and seminars.
Mr. Trout currently serves on the Downtown Lewistown, Inc. Board of Directors and is Treasurer for the Huntingdon County Chamber Board of Directors. In the past, he has served on the Huntingdon County Chamber Executive, Government Affairs, and Development Committees; Sacred Heart School Business Development Committee; Committee Chairperson of Kiwanis Club of Juniata County; and, was co-founding member of the Juniata\Mifflin Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Mr. Trout joins a team of Commercial Lenders at JVB, including: Fred Wallace, William Campbell, Scott Nace, Jeff Herr and Team Leader, Corbett Monica.
Suzanne Booher, VP Marketing Phone: 717-436-3211 Email: Suzanne.Booher@JVBonline.com
Source:Juniata Valley Financial Corp.