Awards Programs

The association currently offers three different awards programs for its members: Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program, PA Bankers H.Y.P.E. Awards and the William S. Latoff Advocacy Award.

PA Bankers H.Y.P.E. Awards

Each year, PA Bankers and its Emerging Leaders Network and Committee recognize leaders, 40 years of age and younger, who are influential in their financial institutions, the banking industry and their communities for the PA Bankers H.Y.P.E. (Highlighting Young Professionals' Excellence) Awards.

One statewide award is offered in each of the following six categories, and one Affiliate Member is selected from the pool of nominations to represent one category as well. The following awards are presented at the annual Emerging Leaders Conference:
  • Achiever
  • Change Agent
  • Developer
  • Team Player
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Community Ambassador

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 committee supporter of PaBPAC. This award is given to a member annually at PA Bankers Day at the State Capitol. 

The fourth-annual William S. Latoff Advocacy Award will be awarded in 2020 to a banker who displays excellence in advocacy. Nominations are now closed, and the winner will be announced at the 2020 Fall Group Meetings.

Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program

Through the Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program, PA Bankers and its Women in Banking Network and Committee acknowledge 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, their financial institutions and the community.

Each year, the program honors four individual leaders during the annual Women in Banking Conference in three categories:
  • The Patricia A. Husic Woman of Influence Award
  • Tomorrow’s Promise Award
  • Champion for Women Award (2 awards - 1 financial institution winner and 1 Affiliate Member winner)