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2017-01-27 / Top 100 People

William P. Hayes

Chairman, President and CEO

Kish Bank

William P. Hayes is the chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bank and its parent company, Kish Bancorp, Inc.; he has been with Kish Bank since 1977.

An alumnus of Lafayette College, Hayes is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University, the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the ABA-Kellogg CEO Graduate Management Program.

Hayes is active with the American Bankers Association (ABA), and previously served on the ABA’s Government Relations Council’s Administrative Committee, the Banker Advocacy & Grassroots Committee, and the Board of the Financial Education and Advocacy Initiative. He is past Chairman of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) and PA Bankers Contact Bankers Committee, and currently serves on the judging panel for the Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program. Hayes is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Juniata College, the Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation Board, and the Board of the Mount Nittany Health Foundation.

A native of Belleville, Hayes served four years of active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. He currently resides in State College with his wife, Connie.

“Although I now live in State College, I have the good fortune to have maintained a level of engagement with the communities of Mifflin and Huntingdon County, as well. The great potential of our region is the tremendous quality and variety of life we enjoy here,” he said.

Hayes’ experience has taught him to realize when he is overextending himself.

“Over commitment has periodically diluted my attention to the fundamentals of my business or comprised my quality of life. The realization that something always has to give is a lesson worth remembering for me,” he said.

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