Joseph W. Major
Chairman & Bank Leader
Joseph W. Major is the principal organizer, Chairman and CEO of The Victory Bank. Mr. Major has served as the president and CEO of two financial services companies, Vartan National Bank, a privately held commercial banking company headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., and Patriot Bank Corp., a $1.1 billion bank holding company headquartered in suburban Philadelphia.
Mr. Major has also served as a director of The First National Bank of Liverpool, and a director of ETA, a bank data processing service bureau located in central Pennsylvania. He has also served as a director of many other for-profit and non-profit organizations during his career. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a director and lecturer for the Pennsylvania Banking Association's Advanced School of Banking.
He received his education at the University of Akron, where he holds an undergraduate degree in business/marketing and a Juris Doctor. In addition, he is a 1998 honors graduate of the American Bankers Association's Stonier Advanced School of Banking where his graduate thesis, Investor Relations Handbook for the Converting Mutual Thrift, was one of only ten selected by the ABA for publication.
He has served as a speaker across the country on investor relations and Internet banking matters, having presented for the National Investor Relations Institute and having spoken at various local and national functions of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, America's Community Bankers, the Financial Managers Society, the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and the Bank Administration Institute.
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