Honesdale, PA – Anna Van Acker, Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer of Wayne Bank, achieved honor student status from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s (PA Bankers’) 2023 School of Commercial Lending.

Honor students are selected for outstanding academic achievement on a final examination.

Jim Donnelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, stated, “Anna’s strong work ethic and dedication to her customers makes her an asset to our commercial lending team.  I am so pleased, but not at all surprised by her tremendous achievement.  Her commitment to ensuring she remains knowledgeable on the latest banking products and procedures for her co-workers and her customers is admirable.  Congratulations, Anna!”

Van Acker has served the banking industry for five years and joined Wayne Bank in 2021 as a Commercial Loan Associate.  She specializes in commercial property mortgages and construction loans, equipment financing and lines of credit, customized acquisition financing, capital projects, and USDA loans.  She is very active in the community and serves on the boards of the Wayne Pike Building Industry Association, Pennsylvania Builders Association, and Professional Women in Building. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton.

PA Bankers’ School of Commercial Lending provides educational content similar to 200- and 300-level college course study. Topics for this program include: business development, credit structuring, the practical application of commercial lending knowledge, and client and internal communication.

PA Bankers has been bringing banks and bankers together for more than 125 years to learn, grow, serve and engage with their peers, communities and lawmakers. The association has built a strong reputation as a leading advocate for pro-banking policies at the state and federal levels, as well as the delivery of quality education, products and services for banks of all sizes and their employees.

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.  The Bank has 29 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware, Sullivan, Otsego, Ontario, and Yates Counties in New York, including those offices operating under the Bank of Cooperstown and Bank of the Finger Lakes brands.  The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL