Local banking experts recruited to share best practices at national conferences

Posted On On: November 17, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

Members of the Orrstown Bank team don’t typically spend the day in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or Boston, but it’s been happening a lot lately.

In the past two months, five members of the Orrstown team have been asked to present information on best practices to other companies across the nation.

“We’ve always been a community-based bank, so we’re helpful by nature,” said Ben Wallace, Orrstown’s executive vice president of information and technology.

“That’s why it’s such an honor to be invited to share our expertise with companies all around the country in addition to those in our own neighborhoods,” he added.

Wallace has already been a speaker at two national banking conventions this month including an event for the American Bankers Association where he gave predictions on how the banking industry will evolve over the next few years.

Earlier this month, Janna Passamonte, senior vice president of operations for Orrstown, shared insights on how to create a more personalized banking experience during a national bank symposium in Philadelphia.

Chief Information Officer Jeff Deppen just returned from an IT analytics conference in Boston where he shared advice on how to use data to drive innovation.

In September, an IT solutions company in San Francisco asked two Orrstown staffers to provide tips on using data to avoid debit card fraud at their annual conference in Las Vegas.

Orrstown’s Chief Information Security Officer, Andrew Linn, said the group was interested in how they could apply Orrstown’s practices at their own companies.

Chris Thompson, senior vice president and chief (IT) architect for Orrstown, was also invited to speak at the event where he answered questions on how smartphones have changed the way the bank interacts with customers.





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Orrstown’s Chief Information Security Officer Andrew Linn takes questions from members of the press in San Francisco following his presentation at a conference on IT solutions in September. 

With more than $1.2 billion in assets, Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orrstown Bank, provide a full range of financial services through 22 locations throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.


Orrstown Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and its deposits are insured up to the legal maximum by the FDIC.  Orrstown Financial Services, Inc.’s stock is traded on Nasdaq (ORRF).  More information available at www.orrstown.com.