Szyperski elected chairman of American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association on October 23 elected Jeffrey M. Szyperski chairman for 2018-2019. The election took place during ABA’s annual convention in New York.

Szyperski is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Chesapeake Financial Shares Inc. and Chesapeake Bank, an $820 million institution based in Kilmarnock.  In addition, he is chairman of Chesapeake Wealth Management.

“The heart of banking lies in the service we provide to our customers and communities each day,” said Szyperski. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to represent and advocate for the two million women and men working in banking and helping to drive our economy forward.”

Chesapeake Bank’s corporate culture and the resulting high level of employee engagement have been recognized by American Banker as one of the top workplaces in the country for six straight years. American Banker also has recognized Chesapeake Bank as one of the 200 best performing community banks for 11 years in a row.

“Jeff is a dedicated industry leader with a keen insight into how to foster a strong bank culture, engage employees and harness technology to meet the ever-changing needs of bank customers and communities,” said Rob Nichols, ABA president and chief executive officer…


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