Tower Bancorp, Inc. appoints new board chairman

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

HARRISBURG — Tower Bancorp, Inc. announced recently that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Andrew Samuel, president and CEO of Tower Bancorp, Inc., to the additional role of Chairman of the Board, effective upon the previously announced retirement of current Chairman Kermit Hicks on Aug. 31. With the announced change, Samuel will assume the title of chairman, president and CEO of Tower Bancorp, Inc. 

 “It is a privilege to succeed Kermit Hicks who has dedicated many years of service to our company. I am very enthusiastic about taking on the additional role of Chairman of the Board at Tower Bancorp, Inc.,” said Samuel.  “Tower Bancorp, Inc. has a strong and proven Board of Directors.  I am looking forward to working in conjunction with our directors to continue to build the future of the organization, and take advantage of the ever growing opportunities in the south central Pennsylvania and Maryland markets.”

Samuel previously served as the founding chairman, president and CEO of Graystone Financial Corp. prior to Graystone's merger with Tower Bancorp, Inc. on March 31, 2009.

Tower Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Graystone Tower Bank, a full-service community bank operating 25 branch offices in central Pennsylvania and Maryland through two divisions, Graystone Bank and Tower Bank and has  total assets of approximately $1.2 billion.