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McKnight and Quinn Promoted to Form New Kish Lending Group

June 22, 2021



STATE COLLEGE, PA – Kish Bank has announced the formation of a new Middle Market Lending Group and the promotions of Kristie McKnight and Denise Quinn to Senior Vice Presidents and Middle Market Relationship Managers.

Kristie McKnight

Kristie McKnight

Denise Quinn

Denise Quinn

“We are pleased to form our Middle Market Lending Group with Kristie and Denise, both of whom have been strong business lenders at Kish for many years,” said Ric Sarfert, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Kish Bank. “As Kish has grown significantly in Centre County, we remain highly focused on providing a banking partnership through dedicated relationship-focused bankers. This new structure will provide specialized relationship management to our business clients with more specific needs. We are also growing our commercial lending team with the addition of relationship managers to support our broad range of business clients.”

McKnight joined Kish Bank in 2004 as a Business Banking Assistant and has served commercial clients in Kish’s Centre County market as a Commercial Relationship Manager since 2013. She was appointed Assistant Vice President in 2015 and Vice President in 2016. McKnight is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Economics, and has also completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s School of Banking, School of Commercial Lending, and Advanced School of Commercial Lending. She resides in Reedsville with her husband and two sons.

Quinn joined Kish Bank in 2013 as Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager. She has 38 years of experience in banking, including 27 years in commercial lending. Quinn has resided in State College since 2000 and is active in community organizations, including the Central PA Chapter of Risk Management Associates, Central PA 4th Fest, and Clearwater Conservancy.


About Kish Bank

Kish Bank is a $1.14 billion regional community bank that operates eighteen offices and financial centers serving Centre, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Blair, and Juniata counties, and northeastern Ohio. Affiliates of Kish Bank include: Kish Insurance, Kish Financial Solutions, Kish Benefits Consulting, and Kish Travel. For additional information, please visit Kish Bank is a subsidiary of Kish Bancorp, Inc., trading under the OTC stock ticker symbol of KISB.