Com­mu­nity Bank named new board mem­bers

Maryland Independent - - Business -

Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake, head­quar­tered in Wal­dorf, re­cently an­nounced new ad­di­tions to its board of direc­tors.

Kim Briscoe-Tonic, James M. Burke, Gre­gory C. Cock­er­ham and James F. Di Misa have joined the board. In ad­di­tion, Burke was named pres­i­dent and chief risk of­fi­cer of the Bank, Wil­liam J. Pasenelli be­came vice chair­man and CEO, and Christy Lombardi is now cor­po­rate sec­re­tary for both the bank and its par­ent com­pany, The Com­mu­nity Fi­nan­cial Cor­po­ra­tion.

Briscoe-Tonic, along with her hus­band An­thony Tonic, own and op­er­ate the Briscoe-Tonic Fu­neral Home, with lo­ca­tions in Wal­dorf and Me­chan­icsville. She founded the com­pany with her hus­band in 2008. Burke has served as chief risk of­fi­cer of the bank since 2005. In this role he has led the bank’s re­sponse to the credit chal­lenges of a grow­ing and chang­ing bank. He is ac­tive in the com­mu­nity, serv­ing on the boards of the ARC of South­ern Mary­land, St. Mary’s Ryken High School and His­toric Sot­ter­ley.

Cock­er­ham, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief lend­ing of­fi­cer, joined the Bank in 1988 and has served as chief lender for over 27 years. He cur­rently serves as pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Foun­da­tion Board of Charles County, past chair­man of the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Foun­da­tion Board, past chair­man of the Mary­land Ti­tle Cen­ter Board and fi­nance chair­man of the Po­tomac Bap­tist As­so­ci­a­tion.

Di Misa, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, joined Com­mu­nity Bank in 2005. He is the chair­man of the Mary­land Bank­ing School Trustees and serves on the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Foun­da­tion Board, the Ethics Com­mis­sion for the Town of La Plata and Ro­tary Foun­da­tion Board of Charles County.

Pasenelli has been with the bank since 2000, serv­ing as chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer and pres­i­dent/CEO. He serves on the board of the Mary­land Banker’s As­so­ci­a­tion and the Mary­land Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Lombardi has been with Com­mu­nity Bank nearly 20 years. She cur­rently serves as chair­woman of the Calvert County Cham­ber of Com­merce Board of Direc­tors and on the South­ern Mary­land Work­force Development Board.

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