Bristol-based bank names first female president and CEO
First Federal of Bucks County announces that Jeane M. Coyle took over as President and CEO and became the bank’s first female leader on July 1, 2013. Coyle was the bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and is a 30-year financial industry veteran. First Federal of Bucks County is a federally chartered mutual savings bank serving businesses and individuals in Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties since 1885.
“I am honored to lead First Federal of Bucks County at this point in the bank’s history,” said Coyle. “Community banks play a vital role in our local markets. In addition to our primary focus on Bucks County, our local market also includes the additional four-county Philadelphia area (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware). The bank’s commitment to staying focused on a local level is wonderful for businesses, consumers and the entire community. With today’s technology, First Federal is ready to compete with larger banking institutions and remain relevant for many years.”
Coyle joined First Federal of Bucks County in August 2006. She started her career in banking in 1983 as the advertising manager of the First National Bank of Allentown and spent the last 30 years at both small and large financial institutions, managing retail banking, marketing, operations, technology and strategic planning areas.
An Allentown, Pa., native, Coyle has an undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College and an MBA from Saint Joseph's University. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Opportunity Council and chairs the funding committee for the income/self-sufficiency panel of the United Way of Bucks County.
Her vision for the bank is to continue to serve as an important part of the Bucks County community, to continue to provide convenience and value for the bank’s business and individual customers throughout the local market, to maintain profitability for long-term growth and sustainability as a local bank and employer, and to continue to give back to the community.
“Jeane was unanimously chosen as the next President and CEO,” said outgoing President and CEO Bruce Iacobucci. “We are all confident that Jeane, the supporting management team and board of directors will continue to guide First Federal of Bucks County into another era of success.”
About First Federal of Bucks County
Founded in 1885, First Federal of Bucks County, with $679 million in assets, operates 11 offices throughout Bucks County. Because it is a Federally Chartered Mutual Savings Association, the bank is not publicly traded and is “owned” by the Association’s customers. The mission of First Federal is to serve businesses and individuals in Bucks County and the surrounding counties – and to be an integral part of the community.