William R. Hartman ended his five-year tenure on the board of Royal Bancshares, parent company of Montgomery County-based Royal Bank America, on Sept. 21. The next day, he retired from the board of York Township-based York Traditions Bank, according to a news release from York Traditions.
“I am happy to have contributed in any way I could and look for great things from our community’s bank in the future,” Hartman said of York Traditions in the release. “I plan to continue to be an advocate and champion for York Traditions Bank.”
Hartman is also continuing as a consultant at Royal Bancshares and Royal Bank America, according to Bloomberg.
Hartman, who started his career at central Pennsylvania-based Hamilton Bank, returned to York in 2009 after his retirement from several leadership positions at Michigan-based Citizens Republic Bancorp, the state’s largest bank.
His 37-year career included serving as chairman, CEO and president of Citizens Republic Bancorp and director of the Detroit branch of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.
Hartman plans to spend more time with his family now that he has stepped down from his bank board positions, according to the release. He also plans to devote time to other leadership roles in York County, including serving as board chair of the York County Community Foundation and York Symphony Orchestra.