• News Release: 10/7/2019

    October 07, 2019
    Penn Community Bank Senior Leader Recognized Among 10 Young African American Leaders to Watch in Philadelphia
    K. Bernard Tynes recognized as one of 10 people under 40 to watch by nation’s leading African-American newspaper
    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (September 2019) – Penn Community Bank is proud to announce that K. Bernard Tynes, Director of Marketing Strategy & Data Analytics, has been named among Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans by The Philadelphia Tribune.
    Tynes was recognized as one of 10 African Americans under the age of 40 to watch by the Tribune. He was honored at the Tribune’s annual awards ceremony and event on Sept. 19 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
    “Tonight, we recognize individuals who have the power to initiate change in our community, with 10 people under 40 to watch,” Tribune president Robert W. Bogle said during the awards ceremony, noting that the honorees hail from various backgrounds, including businesses, foundations, community organizations, religious organizations, and more.
    In his roles at Penn Community Bank, Tynes has championed innovation throughout various departments. He spearheaded the development and launch of Workplace Connections, a free bank-at-work program serving area employers and their employees, and was integral in launching multiple financial products built to meet the needs of young people. Now, as leader of the marketing team, Tynes has undertaken a company-wide data initiative and focused all lines of business on developing strategies based on data analytics.
    “All of us at Penn Community Bank congratulate Bernard on this well-deserved recognition by the Philadelphia Tribune,” said bank President and CEO Jeane M. Vidoni. “We are certain that Bernard will continue to shine as a leader and will help our organization, the financial industry, and our communities to grow and prosper.”
    Founded in 1884, The Philadelphia Tribune is the oldest continuously published African-American newspaper in the United States. Today, it is a leading media outlet in the Philadelphia region providing news and information relevant to the African American experience.
    A graduate of Goldey Beacom College and Harvard’s School of Continuing Education, Tynes serves on the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Advisory Committee. He lives in Drexel Hill.
    About Penn Community: Penn Community Bank holds more than $2 billion in assets, employs more than 350 people, and offers banking, lending, insurance and investments at 25 bank branches and two administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.
    Aaron Clark