Mauch Chunk Trust Company Appoints New Board Members

Jim Thorpe, PA - October 2014:  Mauch Chunk Trust Company announces the appointment of three new board members.
“The current board and staff of Mauch Chunk Trust are happy to welcome the new board members. MCT has been providing the local community with financial solutions since 1902 and relies upon the firm leadership provided by the Board of Directors. We welcome these three new leaders to our existing team and look forward to the continued growth and success of our bank,” said Patrick H. Reilly, CEO and President of Mauch Chunk Trust Company.

New members include:

James R Nanovic, of Lehighton Pa. is a Partner in Nanovic Law Offices with offices in Jim Thorpe and Palmerton. He has practiced law in Carbon and surrounding counties for 30 years. "I'm pleased to join the Board of directors of the MCTC; MCTC is a trusted financial institution with local roots and I look forward to being a part of its future growth", said Nanovic. He and his wife of 25 years, Eileen (Milan) Nanovic, have 5 children, Jessica, Sarah, Daniel, Megan and Kathryn. Mr. Nanovic graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in accounting, and received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University.

Thomas R. Lisella of Hometown, PA is an Attorney and Partner with Bowe, Lisella and Bowe. Mr. Lisella received a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and a law degree from Duquesne Law School. He has three children, Stephanie D’Souza, Krysten Arekapudi and Taylor R. Lisella and resides in Hometown with his partner, Dianne Grant. “I’m honored and pleased to receive the appointment. I have worked hard since I started with the MCT Tamaqua Area Advisory Board, promoting the interests of the bank. I enjoy working with Mike Prock, Pat Reilly and the committee involved with the MCT Community Heroes project. I feel it is a wonderful organization with the ability for customers to reach the local decision makers,” said Lisella. During his 40 years of practicing law, Lisella clerked for President Judge Guy A. Bowe for 2 years and clerked for Donald B. Dolbin throughout his entire tenure. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tamaqua Library.

Dr. Edward C. Beckett III of Lehighton, PA is the Medical Director for the Blue Mountain Health System’s Hyperbaric & Wound Healing Center as well as Partner in the practice of the Carbon Foot and Ankle Centers. Dr. Beckett received a bachelor’s degree from Kings College in Wilkes Barre and is a graduate of Temple School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgery and medicine residency at Broad Street Hospital and Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Beckett served as Chief of Staff at Gnaden Huetten Hospital and currently sits on the Board of Directors. He also serves on both the Medical Executive and Quality Compliance Committees at Gnaden Huetten Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Beckett is a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association.  He is Board Certified in Wound Care endorsed by the American College Of Hyperbaric Medicine, in Surgery by The American Board of Lower Extremity Surgeons and by the American Board of Wound Management. Dr. Beckett lives in Mahoning Valley with his wife Beth Durigan Beckett and is very involved in the local community. He was a member of Lehighton Rotary for 10 years and served as president as well as a member SS Peter and Paul's Catholic church where he served on Finance committee. Additionally, Dr. Beckett served on the MCT Lehighton Area Advisory Board for two years. He is the proud father of four children, Emilio, Elena, Ben and Bernadette.

The three new members join a seven-member board that oversees MCT’s finances, policies and practices, and strategic planning. The current members include:
Charles E. Wildoner, The Honorable Roger N. Nanovic II, Patrick H. Reilly, William R. Reabold, Jr., James E. Smith, Jr., Cathryn J. Porambo and Ida M. Queen.
As an independent community bank, Mauch Chunk Trust Company is proud to be recognized as the “neighbors you know, bankers you trust”. The bank is locally owned and governed, allowing for customers and community members alike to reach local decision makers.

MCT New Board Members Charles E. Wildoner (left), Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Mauch Chunk Trust Company is pictured here with Patrick H. Reilly(far right), President and CEO of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company as they announce the three newest members of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company Board of Directors: James R. Nanovic, Dr. Edward C. Beckett, III, and Thomas R. Lisella (left to right).




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Mauch Chunk Trust Company

MCT was incorporated August 25, 1902 and remains today a locally owned and managed independent community bank. While many banks of our type have merged or simply disappeared, our ability to change with the times has allowed us to grow and prosper for over 115 years. Read more about our history here.

We have 7 branches & 1 Trust & Investment office located in Carbon & Schuylkill Counties, Pennsylvania in the following communities: Jim Thorpe, Albrightsville, Lehighton, Nesquehoning & Tamaqua (Hometown, West Penn).

We are the "Neighbors you know, bankers you trust."