Margaret Curtis Retires from Bank of Lancaster23-May-2011
Margaret Eppes Curtis retired from Bank of Lancaster and was presented a framed Resolution by Bank President and CEO Austin Roberts. The Resolution was adopted by the Bank’s Board of Directors to recognize and honor Margaret Curtis for her many contributions to the Bank during her 16-year tenure.
Margaret Eppes Curtis, Vice President and Residential Lending Administrator, has retired from Bank of Lancaster, reports Bank President and CEO Austin L. Roberts.
Curtis joined the Bank of Lancaster in December of 1994 as the Company’s first Residential Loan Originator. Prior to beginning her career with the Bank, Curtis’ career spanned both insurance and banking fields, to include branch management and 25 years of experience in mortgage loans operations and originations.
In 1998, the Bank’s Board of Directors promoted Curtis to the position of Vice President and she assumed leadership of the Residential Lending Department. Under her leadership, the Bank’s residential loan portfolio grew from $63 million to $135 million at year-end 2010.
Roberts stated, “Our Corporate Mission Statement speaks to our commitment to community; we call it paying our ‘civic rent’ and Margaret fully embraced this philosophy of giving back to the communities we serve. For several years she chaired our Company’s Community Service team, which coordinates almost 50 local civic and charitable functions throughout the year. She also served as a team member and past captain of our American Cancer Relay for Life team and participated each year in fundraising for the March of Dimes ‘WalkAmerica.’ She has also been a very important member of many of our Company’s Service Improvement teams, to include Customer Relationship Management, Procedures, Communications and the 75th Anniversary Celebration, to name only a few.”
A retirement luncheon and open house was held for Curtis with co-workers, Directors and many associates and customers in attendance. Doug Jenkins, Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer for the Company, presented Curtis with a beautiful retirement gift.
A framed Resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of Bank of Lancaster, which was presented to her by Roberts. The Resolution recognized, commended and honored Curtis for her distinguished leadership and devoted service to Bank of Lancaster during her 16-year tenure.
Roberts stated, “there is no doubt from our perspective that we are a better organization because of Margaret’s time with us, both personally and professionally. She has been, and I know will continue to be, a great ambassador for Bank of Lancaster. We owe her our gratitude for many of the successes we enjoy today can be attributed to her leadership. Our appreciation and well wishes go with Margaret for a long, happy, healthy retirement.”