Since 2001, BIA’s Executive Board of Directors has included business leaders from outside of our firm to work with leaders familiar with our day-to-day operations. The Board meets at least eight times each year to identify market trends, assist in evaluating the performance of BIA, and to infuse new ideas to complement current initiatives. John Hayes, President/COO of AFC First Financial Corporation has recently joined the board.
John has 25 years of banking and financial services experience. Before joining AFC First in 2006, he was Executive Vice President of East Penn Bank and President of East Penn Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of the Bank. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President/Senior Loan Officer of American Bank of the Lehigh Valley, where he was part of the team that formed that de novo bank in 1997. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He serves on numerous boards and committees including the Emmaus Main Street Program, the Board of Housing Association & Development Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Pension Review Committee for Upper Milford Township, among other positions.
John joins long-time board member Grayson McNair, PE, a former Lehigh County Commissioner and PPL Executive. Among his many volunteer activities, he has served as President of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Interim Director of the Lehigh Valley Food Bank (now Second Harvest), and Executive Director of the Foundation at Lehigh Carbon Community College
Internal Board Members include Barry Isett, Chairman of the Board, Jennifer Isett, Vice President, and Robert Cox. PE, PLS who was elected to the board by his fellow associate-shareholders in the corporation.