Ephrata National Bank executive Harting to retire in December

Justin Henry//June 3, 2020

Ephrata National Bank executive Harting to retire in December

Justin Henry//June 3, 2020

Barry Hartin, a high-ranking executive with Ephrata National Bank and long-time Lancaster County financial sector leader, announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2020. – PHOTO/PROVIDED

Barry W. Harting, a top executive at Ephrata National Bank, this week confirmed plans to retire at the end of this year, closing a career of more than 45 years in the Lancaster County banking sector.

Harting, executive vice president, chief risk officer and corporate secretary for Ephrata National Bank Financial Corp. in Ephrata, said he has been planning to retire at the end of 2020 since last year. Harting said he doesn’t plan to affiliate with the bank in retirement, and bank officials haven’t yet appointed anyone to fill his seat.

“This was not a spur of the moment decision or due to any specific facts or incidents,” Harting said in a Wednesday email to the Central Penn Business Journal. “I have been in banking for 45 years and was planning for this moment last year already.”

Harting’s career at Ephrata National Bank started in 1994. During his first four and a half years, Harting worked as the director of audit before assuming the role of vice president of administrative services from 1998 to 2008. From 2008 to 2020, Harting took on the role of chief risk officer, adding the duties of corporate secretary to his workload in 2016.

A graduate of Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County, Harting got his start in banking at Denver National Bank of Denver, Pennsylvania in 1975 as a teller.

“His career started on the teller line and progressed quickly into leadership roles within compliance, audit, security and risk,” ENB Financial Corp. said in a Wednesday statement to the Central Penn Business Journal.

The next 17 years at Denver National Bank would see Harting take on the positions of compliance officer, assistant vice president and vice president and director of audit.

By 1993, Harting was recruited by Lancaster’s Fulton Bank as director of security, a job he held for almost a year before moving on to his 26-year stint at Ephrata National Bank.

“Barry has played an integral role in supporting the continued growth and expansion of the bank,” ENB officials said in a statement. “He has continued to embrace the spirit of the ‘We Care’ commitment [to be Courteous, Accurate, Responsive and Empowered] and has demonstrated these values throughout his career with Ephrata National Bank.”