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Moyer to speak at fall commencement

Glenn Moyer to speak at commencement
Glenn Moyer

A new class of more than 100 Penn State Berks students will receive their baccalaureate and associate degrees on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beaver Community Center when Berks hosts the fall 2012 commencement ceremony.

The keynote speaker will be Glenn E. Moyer, Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities. In this position, Moyer provides overall leadership to the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, which fosters strong financial services industries for the Commonwealth by ensuring the safety and soundness of state-chartered financial institutions, the compliance with laws that govern financial service entities, and the protection of consumers and investors in financial matters.

The department supervises more than 225 Pennsylvania state-chartered banks, thrifts, trust companies and credit unions, and licenses more than 15,000 non-depository financial services companies that provide a variety of consumer loans and financial services. The department also oversees the submission and clearing of more than 5,000 securities offerings annually, while licensing more than 190,000 individuals and companies who offer various levels of investment advice and/or planning in the Commonwealth.

By virtue of his position as Secretary of Banking and Securities, Moyer also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and as a board director of six other state government-related entities.

Moyer was born and raised in the Boyertown area. He is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He also earned master’s degrees in education from Eastern New Mexico University and business administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Following graduation from college, he served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Upon his return to Pennsylvania, Moyer joined the American Bank and Trust Co. of PA, which later became Meridian Bank. Subsequently, he served as president and CEO of The Elverson National Bank and National Penn Bank and its holding company, National Penn Bancshares, Inc., Boyertown.

Moyer and his wife, Jane, reside in Oley Township, and have two married children and a grandchild.

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