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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Nomination to Banking and Securities Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has announced the nomination of James R. Biery to the Banking and Securities Commission.

"Jim's combination of experience and expert knowledge will benefit the Department of Banking and Securities greatly," Corbett said. "I am confident in Jim's ability to serve the commission with honor and distinction."

After 37 years with the PA Bankers Association, Biery retired as President and CEO in November 2013. Biery has served in a number of professional and community service leadership positions, including Chairman of the State Association Division of the American Bankers Association and chaired the Corbett Transition Team for the former Pennsylvania Department of Banking.

Biery currently serves on the Public School Employees' Retirement Board and the Board of Directors of DNB Financial Corporation in Downingtown. He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and holds a Masters in Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Graduate School.

The Banking and Securities Commission handles the adjudicatory function for the department, focusing on resolving disputes with depository, non-depository and securities entities and professionals.

Media Contact:  Governor's Press Office 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

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