2011-02-03 / Local & State

Renninger Named President And Chief Operating Officer Of Tower Bancorp

Janak M. Amin named president, CEO

Tower Bancorp Inc. has announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeffrey Renninger to the position of president and chief operating officer of Tower Bancorp Inc. and Janak M. Amin to the position of president and chief executive officer of Graystone Tower Bank, effective immediately.

Previous to the appointments, Amin was president and CEO of the Graystone Bank division of Graystone Tower Bank, and Renninger was executive vice president, chief operating officer of Tower Bancorp, Inc. Prior to the election of Renninger, Andrew Samuel, chairman and CEO of Tower Bancorp Inc. also held the title of president. In their new roles, Renninger will be responsible for overseeing all the operating functions of the organization, while Amin will oversee Graystone Tower Bank’s three banking divisions: Graystone Bank, Tower Bank, and 1N Bank.

“Jeff and Janak are accomplished and respected leaders, and we are grateful for their contributions to our organization,” said Andrew Samuel, chairman and CEO. “These recent changes to our senior leadership structure will serve our organization well as we look toward a future of controlled and sustained growth.”

Renninger has more than 25 years of industry experience and is one of the founders who established Graystone Bank in November 2005. Previous to establishing the organization, he was president of the Lancaster/ Lebanon Region of a Harrisburg, based financial institution with over $5 billion in assets. Renninger has served as a director of the United Way of Lancaster County, director of Pennsylvania College of Art, and Director of Bent Creek’s Finance Committee. He currently serves as president and member of the executive committee of Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania, director of Lancaster City Keystone Innovation Zone, and is a member on the Board of United Disability Services.

Amin is one of the founders who established Graystone Bank in November 2005. Previous to establishing the organization, Amin was president of the Capital Region of a Harrisburg, based financial institution with over $5 billion in assets, where he oversaw retail and commercial departments. Amin earned his undergraduate from Liverpool Business School (UK), and his MBA from Pennsylvania State University in 1993. An integral part of the community, Amin has served as a director of the Leukemia Society of Central PA (and was awarded Man of the Year in 2004), director of Penn State Alumni Board, director of the Board of The Arc of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, director of the Harrisburg Symphony, director of UCP of Central Pennsylvania, director of Penn State Advisory Council and chairman of Hari Temple. Amin currently serves on the board of Holy Spirit Hospital, where he is the vice chairman of strategic planning.

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