Having Gained a Toehold in the Lehigh Valley Market, Penn Community Bank Adds Staff to Secure It

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(l to r): Pereria, Kalamar, and Barrot-Cramsey.

Penn Community Bank is continuing its Lehigh Valley market entry with the addition of a new team of bankers and lenders with deep connections to the region.

Marcus Pereria

Allentown Branch Manager

With nearly 20 years of banking experience, Pereria joins Penn Community Bank with deep personal and professional roots in the Lehigh Valley. An expert in business development, merchant services, and banking products, he says his favorite part of the job is helping clients meet their unique goals.

In the community, Pereria serves as:

  • Ambassador of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce,
  • Board member of the Hispanic Chamber
  • Chairman of the Nehemiah Wall, provider of transitional housing for women and children
  • Treasurer for the American Baptist Foundation, a faith-based stewardship organization

He lives in Bath, Pa., with his wife, twin boys, and a set of Goldendoodles.

Stephen Kalamar

Senior Relationship Manager – C&I Banking

With three decades of experience in the financial services industry — much of it in the Lehigh Valley — Kalamar works to meet a range of banking and lending needs for commercial and industrial businesses throughout the region.

He says his favorite part of the job is helping business owners achieve their unique financial goals. Stephen is past chair of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

He lives in Bethlehem and has two wonderful daughters and a young grandson

Kimberly Barrot-Cramsey

Business Development Officer

Barrot-Cramsey brings deep professional experience in the region, including nearly 30 years’ experience in business and residential lending.

She is active in the Lehigh Valley community and volunteers for numerous local nonprofits, including:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Battle Borne, a connector of veterans to resources
  • Perfect Fit for Working Woman, a career-counseling nonprofit for women

In addition, Barrot-Cramsey serves on the board of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley and the Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

She lives in Emmaus Pa.

“Deep Connection”

“Penn Community Bank’s continued entry into the Lehigh Valley — including the establishment of this new team — is part of our organic growth strategy, which prioritizes mutually beneficial relationships and shared values,” said Lewis Cyr, Penn Community Bank Chief Lending Officer. “Marcus, Steve, and Kim each have a deep connection with the Lehigh Valley region, and we’re thrilled to have expand our service individuals, families, and communities.”

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About Penn Community Bank

Penn Community Bank holds more than $2.6 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking and lending services at 20+ bank branches and three administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pa. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.  

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