Meet the Republic Bank Team

In 1988, Republic Bank was founded, and for the first 20 years, our primary offering was commercial banking services. In 2008, we changed our model and redirected our strategic efforts toward retail banking. Today, Republic Bank is moving towards creating a major commercial and retail bank with a distinct brand. Our focus now is on innovation, customer satisfaction, brand building, and shareholder value creation.

Executive Team

Harry Madonna
Harry D. Madonna
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Harry has served as President and CEO of the holding Company since 2001 and Chairman from 1988 to 2016. He has served as Chairman of the Bank since 1988, CEO since 2001 and President from 2001 until 2010. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Madonna was of counsel to Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC. In addition from 1980 to 2001 he was a partner of Blank Rome LLP.
Andy Logue
Andrew J. Logue
President, Chief Operating Officer
Andy joined Republic Bank in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer. Andy is responsible for the strategic growth of Republic Bank throughout South Jersey and Pennsylvania. Under Andy’s direction the bank has seen significant loan, deposit and store network growth. Prior to joining Republic Bank, Andy spent 17 years at Commerce Bank.
Frank Cavallaro
Frank Cavallaro
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer, Frank oversees all financial reporting for Republic Bank. He is also responsible for budgeting, strategic forecasting, and treasury management. Frank joined Republic Bank in 2009. Prior to Republic Bank, he served in the Finance Department for Commerce Bank and its successor, TD Bank from 1997 through 2009. Frank is a certified public accountant and also worked for Ernst & Young from 1994 to 1997.
Jay Neilon
Jay Neilon
EVP, Chief Credit Officer
Jay joined Republic Bank in 2009 as Chief Credit Officer. Jay is responsible for leading the bank’s credit department. A local banker for over 30 years, Jay also worked for Commerce Bank and Fidelity Bank.
Tracie Young
Tracie Young
EVP, Chief Risk Officer
Tracie joined Republic Bank in 2010 with over 20 years of previous banking experience. Tracie is responsible for leading the Bank’s Compliance and Risk Departments. Prior to joining the bank, Tracie was Director of Internal Audit and Director of Risk Management for Harleysville National Bank.
Sharon Hammel
Sharon Hammel
EVP, Chief Retail Officer
Sharon joined Republic Bank in 2012 with over 25 years of previous banking experience. Sharon oversees the growth of the bank’s rapidly expanding store network and is responsible for leading the bank’s consumer lending, marketing, store administration, customer service center, and treasury management departments. Prior to joining the bank, Sharon was Senior Retail Market Manager at Commerce Bank.

Board of Directors

Harry Madonna
Harry D. Madonna
Harry has served as President and CEO of the holding Company since 2001 and Chairman from 1988 to 2016. He has served as Chairman of the Bank since 1988, CEO since 2001 and President from 2001 until 2010. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Madonna was of counsel to Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC. In addition from 1980 to 2001 he was a partner of Blank Rome LLP.
Harris Wildstein
Harris Wildstein
Harris Wildstein has been a Director of the Bank since 1988. Since September 2004, Mr.Wildstein has been an owner and officer of Lifeline Funding, LLC, a pre-settlement funding organization. He has been the Vice President of R&S imports, Ltd., an automobile dealership, since 1977, and President of HVW, Inc., another automobile dealership since 1982.
Lisa Jacobs
Lisa Jacobs
Lisa Jacobs has been Director of the Company and Bank since February 2017. Ms. Jacobs is a partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLC, resident in its Philadelphia office. She is an active member of the Uniform Law Commission, the American Law Institute, the Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Unincorporated Organizations Acts, the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Department of State Corporations Bureau...
Brian Tierney
Brian Tierney
Brian Tierney has been a Director of the Bank since September 2011. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Real Time Media, since November 2010. He was Publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and CEO of its parent company, Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC, from June 2006 and August 2006, respectively, until October 2010. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Tierney Holdings LLC, a private investment firm.
Benjamin C. Duster, IV
Ben Duster is Founder of Cormorant IV Corporation LLC, an executive management and strategic advisory consulting practice; and CFO of Mobile Tech, Inc. (MTI). He is a member of the board of directors of several companies, including Chesapeake Energy (NASDAQ:CHK), Cardone Industries and Weatherford International (NASDSQ:WFRD). Mr. Duster also serves on the board of the 1921 Institute.
Andrew B. Cohen
Andrew B. Cohen
Andrew B. Cohen is the Chief Investment Officer and Co-founder of Cohen Private Ventures, LLC. He is a member of the board of directors of several companies, including the New York Mets Baseball Club, Laureate Education, Inc. and the Advisory Board of Metro Bank PLC. Mr. Cohen also serves on the National Advisory Board of Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Painting and Sculpture Committee of The Whitney Museum of American Art.
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