Awards Programs

The association currently offers three different awards programs for its members: Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program, Future Under 40 Awards and the William S. Latoff Advocacy Award.

Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program

Honoring Influential Women & Champions for Women in the PA Banking Industry

Each year, the Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program honors rising stars and leaders throughout our industry that continually "go the extra mile" to promote and inspire women to reach their full potential within the banking industry, her financial institution and the community.

Four individuals will be honored in the following three categories:
The Patricia A. Husic Woman of Influence Award;
Tomorrow's Promise Award; and
Champion for Women Award (2 awards - one Affiliate Member and one financial institution member).

Nominations are now open!
Click here to nominate your peers before March 4, 2022. Please note that you must first download the nomination form before editing it.

All questions and nominations should be submitted to Karen McDermott, (717) 255-6914.

Winners will be announced at the Women In Banking Conference on May 2, 2022.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors, Pillar+Aught and Schneider Downs.

Future Under 40 & Young Professionals Champion Awards

Future Under 40 - Honoring Future Leaders of Our Industry

Do you know someone under the age of 40 who demonstrates business success, community involvement, leadership ability and influence?

Nominate your peers for the NEW Future Under 40 Awards, brought to you by the PA Bankers Young Professionals Network. The Future Under 40 awards honor young industry leaders who have made a tremendous impact in their institution, the community and the industry.

Young Professionals Champion - Honoring An Influential Senior Leader in Our Industry

Do you know an influential senior leader who inspires and promotes the growth of young professionals in the industry? Nominate them for the Young Professionals Champion Award today.

Click here to learn more about the awards.

Thank you to our sponsor, Crowe LLP, for their support of this program.


William S. Latoff Advocacy Award

William S. Latoff was the active chairman and CEO of DNB Financial Corporation when he passed away on Jan. 11, 2016. He served his bank and his community with dedication and humility. A former PaBPAC chairman, PA Bankers Government Relations Policy Committee member and representative to ABA’s BankPAC Committee, Bill understood what it meant to be politically active, as he nurtured strong relationships with members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and United States Congress, alike. Bill whole-heartedly believed that advocacy would effectuate positive change for the industry.

In honor of Bill, PA Bankers established an award recognizing a banker who displays excellence in advocacy as an active policymaker for PA Bankers, an outspoken and successful advocate for the industry and a committed supporter of PaBPAC. 

The fifth-annual William S. Latoff Advocacy Award will be awarded at the PA Bankers 2021 Convention to a banker who displays excellence in advocacy. 

Nominate your peers today!

Click here to fill out a nomination form. The nomination deadline is Sept. 10, and all questions should be directed to Erin Kanter.