Pub. 2 2020 | Issue 7


LINKBank President Brent Smith earns national recognition as a 40 under 40 emerging community bank leader

Brent Smith, president of LINKBANK in Camp Hill, PA, recently was recognized nationally as a “40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders” by Independent Banker magazine. “Brent Smith lives the community bank philosophy every day and Pennsylvania community bankers are proud that Brent was recognized for his contributions to the community,” said Kevin L. Shivers, PACB president and CEO. “Brent has worked hard not only to learn his profession but also to make a positive impact on the lives of those who live in the community. Brent’s meaningful involvement with so many local charities personifies a true community banker.” Brent Smith’s vision for community banking began with his instrumental role in founding LINKBANK, a new community-driven, locally focused community bank in South Central PA, with a vision to foster personal relationships, inspire trust, and empower digital innovation. In addition to starting the bank, Smith established the LINK Foundation, which proudly allocates LINKBANK’s resources back into the communities they serve. He also serves on the board for Rider Musser Corp., Brethren Housing Assoc. and The Meeting House Church.

LINKBANK, headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, has been a local, independent bank serving the community since 1999. LINKBANK has three locations in the state of Pennsylvania and total assets of approximately $247 million. Its footprint includes Chester, Cumberland and Lancaster counties. The bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the banking needs of the communities it serves, including a state-of-the-art internet banking website. To learn more about LINKBANK, visit

This is the second year that Independent Banker has recognized rising community bank innovators and influencers who represent the future of the industry. It also is the second year that a Pennsylvania community banker was selected for national recognition.

“Community banking is not just a profession, it is an opportunity for bankers to help support the financial well-being of the businesses, homeowners and communities they serve,” Shivers continued. “It’s gratifying to see Pennsylvania’s community bank professionals earn national recognition for their leadership in the industry and contributions to their communities. This recognition showcases the great work of our community bankers and the results of their charitable, economic-development and impressive volunteer contributions. That is something we all can be proud of.”

Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers

This story appears in 2020 Issue 7 of the Hometown Banker Magazine.

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