Eugene J. Draganosky, President & CEO, joined York Traditions Bank in 2008 and has over 34 years of banking and leadership experience. Prior to his promotion to CEO in January 2017 and President in April 2015, Gene’s roles for the Bank included Chief Community Banking Officer, Chief Lending Officer, and Chief Credit Officer. His previous industry service included Regional President, York/Adams Counties at Sovereign Bank; EVP of Commerce Bank, York Division; and Senior Relationship Manager at First Union. Mr. Draganosky holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola College and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from LaSalle University. He serves the banking industry as a member of the PA Bankers Association Group 5 Executive Committee. Gene’s community leadership includes Board Vice Chair of the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, and Board Member of York County Industrial Development Authority, Better York, York County Libraries, and Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies at Penn State York. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of York and has held many other volunteer board and leadership positions including Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania and Past Chairman of the York County Chamber of Commerce.
John D. Blecher, CPA, Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, has more than 31 years of banking experience. His expertise includes accounting and funds management, regulatory reporting, SEC compliance, taxation, shareholder relations, and budgeting. With Drovers Bank, he was Senior Vice President, Controller, and Corporate Secretary, and chaired the asset liability, technology planning, and capital investment committees. He was also Corporate Secretary and Principal Accounting Officer for Drovers Bancshares. In 2013, John was named as a Finalist (Small Private Company) in Central Penn Business Journal’s CFO of the Year awards. Mr. Blecher serves on the Board of the PA Bankers Services Corporation and is involved with the Economics Club of York. He has served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee of DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre.
Teresa L. Gregory, DBA, President, Traditions Mortgage, joined York Traditions Bank in 2010. Dr. Gregory has over 30 years of experience in residential mortgage lending. Over her career, Teresa has managed many areas of mortgage lending including origination, processing, underwriting, closing, secondary market, post-closing, and construction lending. She is the Vice Chair of the ABA Mortgage Markets Committee, a member of the PA Bankers Lending Advisory Committee, and had previously served on the Federal Home Loan Bank’s MPF Advisory Board. Named one of the Central Penn Business Journal’s Women of Influence for 2017, Dr. Gregory is actively involved in the York Area Housing Group, currently serving as Treasurer. She serves on the Boards of York Builders Association and Crispus Attucks Charter School and is a member of the Crispus Attucks Real Estate Committee. Teresa is also a past Board member of York Benevolent and Community Progress Council.
Michael E. Huson, Managing Director, Business Services, and a Charter Associate, has over 30 years of banking experience. Prior to joining York Traditions Bank at inception in 2002, Mike worked at Drovers Bank for almost 14 years in various positions including Collections Manager, Credit Analyst, Vice President & Relationship Manager, and Business Services Team Leader. Mr. Huson currently serves as a Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties and serves as Chair of the Resource Development Committee. He also Chairs the Devin Bunner Memorial Golf Outing. Through the years, Mike has enjoyed coaching Dallastown High School Varsity Boys Basketball and Red Lion Youth Basketball and Baseball, as well as serving on the Small Enterprise Development Co. (SEDCO) and his church’s Finance and Endowment committees.
Patricia A Martin, Director, Human Resources and Organization Development, joined York Traditions Bank in 2014 and has 38 years of banking experience in various roles, the majority of which have been in human resources. Prior to joining York Traditions Bank, Martin was Vice President, Human Resource Manager at Union Community Bank. She also worked at First Union and their predecessor Banks in Lancaster County. In 2011, Patti was named one of Central Penn Business Journal’s Women of Influence. She is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), a Board Member of the Bank Healthcare Consortium of PA, and is active with various other industry organizations. Her current community involvement includes the Board and HR committee of the Byrnes Health Education Center and serving as a big sister for Distinguished Young Women.
J. Mark Poliski, Chief Credit Officer, joined York Traditions Bank in 2016. Mr. Poliski’s 32-year banking career originated at CoreStates Hamilton Bank where he completed their well-respected Wholesale Bank Training Program. Over the subsequent decades, Mark has served in numerous commercial loan officer and credit officer positions at CoreStates, Lebanon Valley Farmers Bank, Union National Community Bank, and Nova Bank. Prior to joining York Traditions Bank, Mark was Middle Market Regional Credit Manager at Santander. Mr. Poliski has served on the South Central PA Chapter of Risk Management Associates Board and on the PA Bankers Association Lenders Advisory Council. His community involvement includes York County Literacy Council, Compassionate Friends, and past Board Chair of Hands-On House Children’s Museum.
Bradley A. Willow, Managing Director, Personal & Signature Banking, (NMLS# 1375872) has spent the majority of his three-decades-long banking career in Central PA. He has held many leadership roles at various financial institutions across the area. During his tenure at Waypoint/Sovereign/Santander Bank, he was the Retail Executive leading a 20-branch retail network in Southern Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. In 2008, Brad joined Union Community Bank in Lancaster as Senior Vice President, Community Banking Group Manager, heading up the bank’s 13 branches as well as the training, mortgage lending, trust, private banking, and investment advisory divisions. Prior to joining York Traditions Bank in 2017, Brad was a Senior Private Banking Advisor at PeoplesBank. Mr. Willow serves on the Boards of the York County History Center and York Jewish Community Center.