LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Barron. P. “Pat” McCune Jr., chief executive officer of Community Bank, delivered a presentation and answered questions at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus as part of the CEO Conversations series on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Sophomore accounting student and secretary and treasurer of the Student Government Association Lianna Brewer served as the student moderator.
“Make a personal mission statement,” advised McCune, citing his approach to personal development and success. “I read my own often: ‘Protect those who depend upon you and help them to flourish.’”
Community Bank is an $870 million independent bank with 16 offices across southwest Pennsylvania. A Washington, Pennsylvania-native, McCune graduated from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in economics and, later, from the University of Denver School of Law. McCune also holds a graduate banking degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University.
While practicing law, McCune was elected to the Board of Directors of Community Bank in 1992. After 20 years in law, he joined Community Bank as president in 1999. He has served as president, CEO, and vice chairman of Community Bank and its parent, CB Financial Services, Inc., since 2005.
McCune recommended that young entrepreneurs volunteer in the community, respect themselves, approach business with confidence and honesty, and, above all, experience the joys of life.
“Have total confidence in the likelihood of your success,” said McCune. “You have the world at your fingertips.”
The CEO Conversations series is sponsored by Ford Business Machines. The next event will feature Talk Magazine’s Luther and Roxanne Sewell at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 15, in the Student Center. The series is free and open to the community.