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Republic Bank Promotes McWilliams to EVP, Chief Lending Officer

October 26, 2022, 07:45 AM

 Republic First Bancorp the parent company of Republic Bank, promoted Steve McWilliams to Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer.

McWilliams has spent over 30 years in the banking industry, previously serving as Republic Bank’s Market President for Philadelphia Metro for the last two years and 12 years as a Senior Lender. The last two years he was responsible for the growth of Republic’s presence in New York City. McWilliams was an integral part of the bank’s commercial loan growth since his arrival in 2009. Since that period, commercial loans have grown $1.2 billion or 186 percent. Prior to joining Republic Bank, he worked as a Regional Vice President in various markets for Commerce Bank for eight years.

“Steve’s promotion to Executive Vice President is well-deserved. He remains fully committed to Republic and has made a significant positive impact to our lending team and the company in general. His leadership and relationship-building are admired by customers and colleagues alike," said Harry Madonna, Executive Chairman and Interim CEO.

McWilliams obtained an undergraduate degree from West Chester University and a Master’s degree from Drexel University.

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