Posted on May 09, 2019
ACNB Bank recently presented the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award to employees Lisa A. Monthley, Senior Vice President/Regional Sales Manager, and Thomas A. Holmes, Vice President/Trust Investment Officer, in recognition of their community involvement. The primary community organization supported by each of these staff members received a $1,000 contribution from ACNB Bank to acknowledge this exemplary volunteer service.
In celebration of ACNB Bank's 160th Anniversary in 2017, the Bank introduced the Volunteer of the Year Award to recognize staff members who embrace the true spirit of giving back to the community as volunteers. In its third year, this award program also serves to highlight the important work of the community organizations represented by the award winners.
"ACNB Bank's 2019 honorees serve in leadership and supporting volunteer positions with multiple organizations in our market area and truly embody the spirit of community banking at ACNB Bank, which includes lending their financial expertise and other important skills to benefit others," said James P. Helt, ACNB Bank President & Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Monthley has worked in the banking industry for 31 years and has a 19-year history with ACNB Bank, and more specifically, NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank. As Senior Vice President/Regional Sales Manager, she is responsible for managing community banking sales and operations for NWSB Bank's seven offices located throughout Carroll County, MD.
Ms. Monthley received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of her volunteer leadership and service with a number of community organizations in Carroll County, MD, contributing a total of 133 hours of her time in 2018. She selected Carroll County Food Sunday as the recipient of ACNB Bank's $1,000 contribution. With a passion for serving as board president and a member of the executive committee and fundraising committee for Carroll County Food Sunday, Ms. Monthley is highly regarded by her peers as a dedicated volunteer leader.
"Currently in her first year of a two-year term as president, Lisa continues to demonstrate consummate volunteerism and leadership. Not only has she volunteered to attend many of our Carroll County Food Sunday events and speak on behalf of its benefits to the community, she has also been instrumental in helping to raise significant dollars to fund its mission of coming together as neighbors helping neighbors by supporting Carroll County residents in meeting their emergency and supplemental food needs," said Edward Leister, Carroll County Food Sunday Executive Director.
"Lisa's volunteer leadership in 2018 included co-chairing the organization's signature fundraising event that raised an additional $3,500 in sponsorships in its first year. I can always count on Lisa to help when and wherever needed," he added.
Mr. Holmes has 20 years of experience in the banking industry and joined ACNB Bank in 2016 as Vice President/Trust Investment Officer. In this role, he works with Trust & Investment Services clients to manage and grow their investment portfolios, as well as assists with retirement and estate planning. Based at the Bank's Chambersburg Office, he serves individual and business clients throughout Franklin and Cumberland Counties, PA.
Mr. Holmes received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of his more than 300 hours of dedicated service in 2018 to three organizations in Cumberland County, PA, including the Jacksonville Lions Club, local chapter of the Wounded Warrior Foundation, and Trinity United Methodist Church in Walnut Bottom. In particular, he dedicated 193 hours to his home church where he serves as the chair of the church council, leads a team managing the weekly offering, and takes care of property maintenance such as mowing the church grounds and cemetery. Mr. Holmes selected the Jacksonville Lions Club as the recipient of ACNB Bank's $1,000 contribution.
"I have known Tom for nine years and have come to appreciate his dedication and hard work -- not just for the Jacksonville Lions Club -- but also for his church and wounded veterans in our local community. Tom organizes the Lions Club's largest annual fundraiser, Bingo at the Walnut Bottom Fireman's Fair, recruiting volunteers and overseeing three evenings of Bingo. Four years ago, Tom recognized a need to provide off-street activities for the children in our community and arranged for the Lions Club and Trinity United Methodist Church in Walnut Bottom to sponsor a Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot of the church fellowship center. This event continues to grow each year," said George Hilsinger, Jacksonville Lions Club President.
"The Lion's Club plans to share the $1,000 contribution from ACNB Bank with the local chapter of the Wounded Warrior Foundation and Trinity United Methodist Church. The remaining funds will be used for the Jacksonville Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and the Student Scholars Program," he added.
Left to right: Carroll County Food Sunday Executive Director Edward Leister, ACNB Bank Executive Vice President/Market President of NWSB Bank Tom N. Rasmussen, and NWSB Bank Senior Vice President/Regional Sales Manager and 2019 Volunteer of the Year Lisa A. Monthley.
Left to right: Jacksonville Lions Club President George Hilsinger and ACNB Bank Vice President/Trust Investment Officer and 2019 Volunteer of the Year Thomas A. Holmes.