2009-05-14 / Local & State

Tower Names Baylor Chief Operating Officer

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Jeff B. Shank, president and chief executive officer, announced Monay the naming of Michael Baylor to the position of chief operating officer for Tower Bank. In this capacity, Baylor will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Tower Bank's sales and services, as well as the overall operations of the Tower Bank division.

"We are delighted to have someone of Mike's caliber join our team," said Shank, "He brings a wealth of industry experience to our organization and will greatly aid us as we continue to grow Tower Bank and our current market footprint."

A 24-year veteran in the financial services industry, Baylor was most recently with PNC Bank where he served as the regional president for western Maryland. Prior to that, he worked as the Maryland market president for Sovereign Bank. He received his B.S. in commercial banking and corporate finance from West Virginia University, and his Masterss of Business Administration from Frostburg State University. He is also a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.

Baylor serves on the boards of the Washington County American Red Cross and Maryland Bankers Association. In addition, he has been on the Board of the United Way of Washington County and is currently a member of the Cedar Ridge Advisory Board and Greater Hagerstown Committee. He currently resides in Hagerstown, Md., with his family.

Tower Bank, a division of Graystone Tower Bank, operating under Tower Bancorp, Inc. (MASDAQ: TOBC), was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Greencastle, Pa., with 16 branch locations serving three counties. For more information, visit www.yourtowerbank.com.

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