Quakertown Banker Completes Prestigious American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School

Quakertown, PA (August 1, 2022) Lisa Otery, Senior Vice President of Deposit Operations at QNB Bank, recently graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the industry’s preeminent graduate school. She was recognized on June 9 with a Stonier diploma and Wharton leadership certificate.

“Stonier has given me an opportunity to learn from the best minds in the financial services industry as well as the chance to exchange ideas with my peers from across the country,” said Otery.

This year, Stonier was held in person for the first time since 2019, with 532 students attending seven days of classes in June and representing banks of all sizes and geographies, various regulatory agencies, and international organizations. Stonier’s intensive education program complements extension projects throughout the year. The three-year program focuses on preparing future industry leaders with a curriculum covering a variety of topics including capital planning, enterprise risk management, marketing strategy, and technology and innovation. The program culminates with a capstone strategic project, where students develop comprehensive business projects for their financial institutions. Over the past 87 years, Stonier has trained over 20,000 of the nation’s top banking executives and government regulators, many of whom have reached the pinnacle of their organizations.

“Lisa Otery is a key member of QNB Bank, and she has already begun to apply the skills and knowledge she gained at Stonier to guide important initiatives within our organization,” said David Freeman, President and CEO of QNB Bank. “We’re excited about Lisa’s growth and what that means for our customers and community.”

Lisa Otery has served the banking industry for over 33 years. In her role at QNB, she is responsible for managing the Deposit Operations Department. In addition to her role at QNB, Lisa assists the current board members of the Jack Henry-Silver Lake Mid-Atlantic Regional User Group where she had once served as President.

QNB is a full-service community bank that has provided exceptional personalized banking services to individuals and businesses since 1877. With assets of approximately $1.6 billion, QNB currently operates twelve branches in Bucks, Montgomery, and Lehigh Counties. More information about QNB is available at QNBbank.com.