May 6, 2011

Susquehanna Bank Celebrates Opening of Hunt Valley Office

Bank Announces Donation to the One Love Foundation

Hunt Valley, Pa (May 6, 2011)  

Susquehanna Bank is pleased to announce the opening of its Hunt Valley office at 203 International Drive.


The location, which opened on Friday, May 6 is one of 24 Susquehanna Bank branches in the Baltimore area. With regional offices based in Hunt Valley, Susquehanna ranks 8th in deposit market share in the area.


“We’re pleased to continue our expansion in the Baltimore region,” said Mike Hough, Maryland Division President. “Our company has grown by building relationships in local communities for more than a century, and we look forward to working with our new neighbors in Hunt Valley and throughout Baltimore, helping them to achieve their financial goals.”   


Local business and community leaders joined Susquehanna Bank in celebrating the grand opening of the Hunt Valley branch at a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday, April 28. In conjunction with the ribbon cutting, Susquehanna made a $5,000 contribution to the One Love Foundation to support its efforts to award scholarships to young students who serve as leaders and mentors, demonstrate respect for others, and make the world a better place through their work in the community. This contribution is part of Susquehanna’s commitment to education in the Baltimore region. The bank has contributed to other educational organizations such as Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and the Hannah More School.


Nicole Bliss, a lifelong resident of the area and vice president in Susquehanna Bank’s Retail Banking Division, will manage the new office. Bliss’ extensive resume includes 15 years of banking experience, a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UMBC and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. Bliss is also a graduate of the Maryland Bankers Association’s Executive School of Banking and an alumnus of Leadership Baltimore County.


The Hunt Valley office lobby will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The drive-thru will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The photo shows company leaders participating in the ribbon cutting. They are, from left: Eddie Dunklebarger, Vice Chairman and President of parent company Susquehanna Bancshares; William J. Reuter, Chairman and CEO of Susquehanna Bancshares; Nicole Bliss, Vice President and Branch Manager; Jim Pierne, President and CEO of Susquehanna Bank; Greg Duncan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Susquehanna Bancshares; and Chris Holt, Managing Director – Commercial Sales, Susquehanna Bank.

Susquehanna Bank operates more than 220 branches in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia. The bank is a subsidiary of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., a financial services holding company with assets of approximately $14 billion. Through Susquehanna Wealth Management, the company also offers investment, fiduciary, brokerage, insurance, retirement planning, and private banking services. Susquehanna also operates an insurance brokerage and employee benefits company, a commercial finance company and a vehicle leasing company. For more information, please visit



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