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James R. Biery
Commission Chair

Commission Chair

James R. Biery retired from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association in November 2013 as President and CEO where he had served for 37 years, 22 of those as its chief executive officer.

Biery was first confirmed to serve as a member of the Banking and Securities Commission in April 2014 and served as Chairman beginning April 2015. He was re-appointed to the commission in July 2021. 

Biery has chaired the State Association Division of the American Bankers Association and served on the boards of the Silver Spring Township Authority and the Cumberland Valley School District's Eagle Foundation. He also chaired the Corbett Administration's transition team for the Department of Banking.

He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.