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MARK MORAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Seated from left, are Donna Sedor, Barbara McCulloch, Athena award winner; Judy Ellis; standing, Patrice Persico, Ruth Borland, Mary Erwine, Liz Ochman, Christine McLaughlin and Lissa Bryan-Smith.

Barbara Maculloch, president of Pennsylvania Banking for Community Bank, who has led the company’s regional growth and marketing efforts, was named this year’s winner of the ATHENA Award.

The award, sponsored by Riggs Asset Management, honors a person for professional excellence, community service, and assisting women in attaining professional excellence and leadership skills.

Maculloch was announced as the winner Tuesday at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber Women’s Network’s ATHENA panel luncheon at the Wyoming Valley Country Club in Hanover Township.

“I was very happily surprised,” Maculloch said.

Maculloch has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Community Bank team in 2011, she previously was vice president with M&T Bank responsible for its private banking division in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Most recently, she served as senior vice president and Pennsylvania market director for Community Bank Wealth Management.

Outside of the office, Maculloch is an active leader in her community, serving on numerous boards including the United Way of Wyoming Valley, the Geisinger Advisory Council, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Industrial Fund, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. She also is a member of Circle 200, an executive women’s group in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Maculloch is a graduate of Misericordia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in banking.

She is a graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre and was honored as its 2007 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Additionally, Maculloch was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal in 2015 and earned the Community Stewardship Award from the North Branch Land Trust in 2016.

She resides in Wyoming with her husband, George, and daughter, Rachel. She also has two stepchildren, Bryan and Megan.

She will officially receive the award at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s EPIC (Extraordinary People Inspiring Community) celebration on June 13, which begins…

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