HARRISBURG, PA – Patrick H. Reilly, president and chief executive officer of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company in Jim Thorpe, has been elected to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Board of Directors as an at-large representative for a three-year term.

The Board of Directors, which includes PBA's officers, meets quarterly to determine the policies and administration of the association. Members of the board are senior level officers of PBA member banks.

In addition to his professional responsibilities with Mauch Chunk Trust Reilly is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Blue Mountain Health System and the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation.

The Mauch Chunk Trust Company is an independent community bank with six offices, five in Carbon County and one in Hometown, Schuylkill County. The company will open its seventh office in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, during the fourth quarter of 2013.

In 2013, Mauch Chunk Trust was named one of the top 200 community banks in the United States under $2 billion in assets by the American Banker newspaper. For more information on Mauch Chunk Trust visit their website at www.mauchchunktrust.com [1]

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state's leading 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.