Francis W. Wolman, senior vice president and senior lending officer of the Jim Thorpe National Bank, Jim Thorpe, was recognized for serving 40 or more years in the banking industry at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Group 3 meeting held on April 17 at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre.

The 40-Year Club consists of bankers completing 40 or more years of service in Pennsylvania's banking industry and who are regular members of the PBA. Wolman has served the banking industry for 40 years. He is responsible for directing the organization's lending activities as well as providing overall management of the commercial lending functions including policy development, product development, credit risk management, and oversight to business development and lending department personnel.

Wolman began his career with First Eastern Bank and, prior to joining the Jim Thorpe National Bank, he most recently served as the vice president and commercial loan officer of the First National Bank of Mifflintown. The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state's major banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The Association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.