2011-08-25 / Local & State

Completes Advanced Banking School

Kim Diehl of F&M Trust completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Advanced School Of Banking with honors. The school was conducted at the Penn State Conference Center in State College, with the final year of the three-year school having been held from July 24-29, 2011.

Diehl has served the financial services industry for more than 20 years and five additional years of experience in finance. She started her career as a finance specialist in the U.S. Army. Following jobs as an accounting specialist and financial analyst for a credit services company, Diehl joined F& M Trust in 2005. She serves as asset-liability analyst in the bank’s finance department.

A graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Diehl earned her MBA from Frostburg State University. She resides in Mercersburg and has been an active volunteer in a number of community organizations and events, including Meals on Wheels for Greencastle area, March of Dimes, Junior Achievement Program and Mercersburg Little League, where she served as treasurer.

The PBA Advanced School of Banking is a threeyear program that builds and expands the knowledge acquired at the PBA School of Banking. The program is designed for professionals looking to continue their educational experience in addition to those preparing to lead at upper-level positions within their organization. The program consists of 200, 300 and 400 level college courses.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s largest banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for bank and their employees.

F&M Trust, a whollyowned subsidiary of Franklin Financial Services Corporation, is a community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with just over $1 billion in assets.

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