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In brief: Corbett nominates former banking exec to state commission

A retired executive with the state association for bankers will now serve on a state commission for the industry.

Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday announced the nomination of James R. Biery, who spent 37 years at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association before retiring in November as its president and CEO, to serve on the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission.
The commission focuses on dispute resolution with depository, nondepository and securities organizations and professionals.
He’s also been the chairman of the State Association Division of the American Bankers Association, and he was the chairman for the governor’s transition team for the former Pennsylvania Department of Banking.
A graduate of Lebanon Valley College, he also has a master’s degree in governmental administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently sits on the Public School Employees’ Retirement Board and the board of directors of DNB Financial Corp. in Downingtown.

Michael Sadowski

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