Ezekiel S. Ketchum, president and chief executive officer of Meridian Bank, Reading, Pa., principal subsidiary of Meridian Bancorp, is the newly elected president of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association.

Mr. Ketchum will begin his one-year term on July 1.

Also elected an officer of the bank group was John T. Connelly, as first vice president. Mr. Connelly is president and chief executive officer of the First National Bank of Leesport, Berks County. Ronald L. Hankey, president and chief executive officer of the Adams County National Bank, Gettysburg, was elected second vice president.

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