Senate Confirms James R. Biery to Banking and Securities Commission
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Senate has
unanimously confirmed James R. Biery of Silver Spring Township, Cumberland
County, to serve as commissioner on the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities
has proven his leadership and commitment to Pennsylvania’s economic success
throughout his career with the Pennsylvania Bankers Association," Governor
Tom Corbett said. "His exceptional experience has prepared him well for
this position. I am confident that Jim will serve Pennsylvania and the Banking
and Securities Commission with integrity and dedication."
graduate of Lebanon Valley College and the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania, retired in 2013 as president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Bankers
Association, where he had served since 1976.
chaired the State Association Division of the American Bankers Association, and
has served on the boards of the Silver Spring Township Authority and the
Cumberland Valley School District’s Eagle Foundation. He chaired the Corbett
Administration’s transition team for the Department of Banking. He serves on
the boards of the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) and DNB
First, a bank serving Chester and Delaware counties.
replaces Steve Irwin, who joined the Pennsylvania Securities Commission in
2006. Irwin continued service on the Banking and Securities Commission
following the merger of the Securities Commission into the Department of
Banking in 2012.
Irwin has served Pennsylvania investors, businesses and consumers with great
skill and commitment,” said Glenn E. Moyer, secretary of the Department of
Banking and Securities and vice-chair of the Banking and Securities Commission.
“He has been a stalwart advocate and an excellent representative of
Pennsylvania’s interests. We express our appreciation for his service to the
of five commissioners, the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission
serves as an adjudicatory body for the Department of Banking and Securities.
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Jerry Pappert serves as chair of the
information, visit the Department of Banking and Securities website at www.dobs.state.pa.us.
contact: Ed Novak,