Traditions Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth “Betty” Carson to our Board of Directors as the Bank continues to strategically build for the future. Since August 2014, Betty Carson has been a key member of the Bank’s Hanover Advisory Board. She was officially elected as Traditions Bank’s tenth Director at the January 2015 Board meeting.
After earning her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Carson began her banking profession at Farmers Bank in Hanover. Her career catapulted through numerous business disciplines and leadership roles at Farmers Bank and their successor organizations. The scope of Betty’s executive management responsibilities encompassed a broad network of branches and direct reports across multiple counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She retired in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking with M&T Bank.
Michael Kochenour, Chairman, President and CEO, notes, “Betty’s stellar and diverse 33-year banking career, combined with her community involvement and impact, brings yet another unique perspective and strength to the Traditions Bank Board as we look to grow in the years ahead.”
“I’m excited to once again be a part of a local community bank with traditional values, serving the place I raised my family and still reside,” said Betty Carson. “Traditions Bank is reminiscent of my early days as a true community banker, and I feel right at home.”
Betty is an Athena Award recipient and was also named one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” by the Central Penn Business Journal. She currently serves as Board Chair of the York County Library System, Hanover Advisory Board Chair for the York County Community Foundation, and President of the South Western School District Education Foundation. Additionally, she is a Board member of Capital Blue Cross, the York County Community Foundation, and the Hanover Country Club. Betty resides in Hanover with her husband, Rich.