Meet Mid Penn!

Posted on Aug 8th, 2018
Meet Mid Penn

For 150 years, Mid Penn Bank has remained committed to serving the local community and providing comprehensive financial solutions. Our employees are the way in which we deliver exceptional service and outreach to the many communities we serve—and they’re the best of the best. In our new periodic blog series, “Meet Mid Penn”, we will proudly introduce you to the folks who make our bank GREAT!


Alex Kauffman

  • Regional President of our Scottdale division
  • 5 Years with Mid Penn Bank

As Regional President of our Scottdale division, Alex stated the best part about his job is “the variety of people I am able to meet and learn from over the last several years. I have been able to meet some incredibly talented business owners and learn how they have uniquely built and grown their businesses. I also have had several great mentors over the years with the bank.”

Alex Kauffman
Alex at a special event at the Scottdale Public Library, 2018

Scottdale is located in a region of Pennsylvania called the “Laurel Highlands,” and although Scottdale is a small town, Alex feels the area is set apart from other communities. “There is a lot of history and a lot to do in this area that the community is very proud of, and willing to share with anyone visiting or new to the area from bike trails, to the history of coal and coke production.” Fun fact about Alex: he has a degree in Music and Business! He spends lot of time traveling and playing music on the weekends. He enjoys meeting new people and finds humor in new perspectives introduced by others. Alex states a few of the major components of his job on a daily basis include “spending time meeting with personal and business customers from every walk of life throughout our communities and providing custom financial solutions. I spend a lot of time problem solving for customers working through commercial financing, and make an effort to always follow up with every customer as quickly as possible.” Alex’s dedication to relationship building has “had a very positive impact” on his career thus far. He is also very active in all of our communities and enjoys networking, as well. Alex describes Mid Penn Bank in his own words as “a fast-growing community bank under incredible leadership that possesses the perfect blend of technological advances and outstanding customer service relating to every line of business.”


Tonya Butler

  • Head Teller at our Steelton location
  • 5 years with Mid Penn Bank
  • Fun Fact: Tonya’s nickname is Fuzzy! It is the name her family and close friends call her.

As a Head Teller at the Steelton location, Tonya enjoys coming to work every day. Why, you ask? Tonya answers, “I enjoy being with my little group of co-workers and sharing with them the comings and goings of our customers. I always learn something new – it could be a change in how work is processed or even a customer that just got married. It makes the day different, since there can be some monotony in our work. It’s the little things that make you happy.”

Tonya Butler
Tonya at the Camp Hill Memorial Day Parade, 2018

Tonya doesn’t have a favorite sports team, but since her husband is an avid, born and bred Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers fan, she likes any Philadelphia team. When asked how Mid Penn has impacted her life Tonya shares, “Mid Penn Bank has expanded my knowledge into the financial world, and has made me more aware of how people spend and save their money. It has also allowed me to grow my friend base – I have met and connected with some fantastic personalities!” Tonya states that if she could have any one superpower, she would choose to have the ability to read minds because she “always wants to know what someone is thinking and when they did something, whether good or bad. A person’s innermost thoughts are the truth, and that’s what I expect from people.” Tonya’s role in helping her customer’s achieve their goals is to make sure that the customer’s transaction goes as quickly as possible while giving them quality service. “I have become very familiar with a lot of my customer’s lives and family members. Even if I’m not familiar with them, they still leave with a smile assuring me that I contributed my best. While I know I can’t please everyone, I try hard to do just that.”


Kathy Miller

  • Branch Manager at our Frackville location
  • 10 years with Mid Penn Bank
  • Favorite Sports Team: Washington Nationals
Kathy Miller
Kathy (right), pictured with her husband at the Frackville Fireworks, 2018

As a Branch Manager, Kathy says the best part about her job is helping people, building relationships and giving back to the community. Kathy is very involved in the Frackville community. Her favorite Mid Penn-sponsored community event to participate in is the Frackville Fireworks. “We receive great support from the community and this was our third year participating.” Kathy’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because “it’s all about family, I’m thankful for all of them and really enjoy us all being together.” Kathy’s favorite saying is, “’The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear’ from the movie Elf because the meaning behind it is: don’t be afraid to stand out; you may give someone else the courage to also, and from there the options are endless!” As a part of the team for 10 years, Kathy feels that Mid Penn has definitely lived up to the title of “community bank.” “We are the bank you see supporting our communities in whatever ways we can!”


Natasha Sitlinger

  • Trust Operations Specialist at our Millersburg location
  • 10 years with Mid Penn Bank
  • Favorite Animal: Dolphin
Natasha Sitlinger
Natasha pictured with her family, 2018

Natasha’s proudest achievement is being a mother. Outside of work, she loves to help mold and watch her daughter grow and succeed every day. Natasha started her career at Mid Penn as a Seasonal Floating Teller. She believes “working at Mid Penn Bank is rewarding because you get recognized for the hard work you put in each day. Mid Penn has a great group of employees who have always been flexible with their schedule to help out if need be and always eager to work together.” As an employee at Mid Penn Bank for 10 years, the community involvement that the bank continues to contribute stands out the most to Natasha. She says, “Any time there is a community event, Mid Penn Bank is present.” When asking Natasha about her favorite part of her job, she responds, “I enjoy everything about my job, but I am most thankful to have a very knowledgeable team to work with and teach me about the world of Trust Management. I have been with my current department for three years and am constantly learning new things. I worked in a few branches before moving to Trust Management and am glad I found my ‘home’ with the Trust Management team.”


Sandy Bigg

  • Branch Manager at our Minersville location
  • 5 years with Mid Penn Bank
  • Favorite Season: Summer
Sandy Bigg
Sandy (pictured with Mid Penn Bank Regional President Mark Ketch), helps prepare food at the Minersville Food Pantry, 2018

Sandy came to Mid Penn Bank when Mid Penn Bank and Miners joined forces, becoming a Division of Mid Penn Bank. When asking Sandy what makes Mid Penn Bank special to her, she replies, “I tell people every day, ‘I liked my job at Miners Bank, but I love my job at Mid Penn Bank,’ because I love the culture that comes with this bank.” Minersville is a relatively small town in Schuylkill County, PA, and although it’s a smaller area, Minersville is one of our busiest branches. According to Sandy, there are not very many community banks located in Minersville, but the area appreciates the strong involvement of our Minersville team, and because of that they stand out in the community. When talking with Sandy about her favorite part of being a Branch Manager, her response is that she enjoys the responsibility that comes with her position. She also mentions that she feels like managers are well supported by all levels of management which is very helpful with their jobs. Sandy particularly enjoys the many opportunities to volunteer with Mid Penn in the community. “I like volunteering my time at the Minersville Food Pantry. Sometimes the pantry is short-staffed, so my team and I try help out every month to help cook, and serve those in need. We are proud to make a difference in others’ lives.”


Pam Spotts

  • Head Teller at our Millersburg location
  • 5 years with Mid Penn Bank
Pam Spotts
Pam (right) pictured with President & CEO, Rory Ritrievi at the 2018 Wave Awards

As an employee with Mid Penn Bank for 5 years, Pam sees Mid Penn Bank’s greatest achievement as growth. She says, “Since I have been here, this bank has grown substantially and has still been able to keep the ‘community bank’ atmosphere.” Pam’s family keeps her motivated. She wants to be able to provide for them and wants their respect. Communication is very important to Pam. “I want to make sure that I am communicating with my coworkers and I expect the same from them.” Her favorite event to participate in as a Mid Penn Bank volunteer is the Halloween Parade in Millersburg. When asking her why, she responds, “The crowds are amazing. We always have a great turnout with employee help and it’s nice to see coworkers that we normally don’t see.” When asking Pam what she wished she knew more about, she replies, “honestly, every day I feel I am learning something new!” Pam enjoys her job at Mid Penn, striving to do her best every day. She leaves work each day feeling accomplished. In the fall, Pam is planning her professional development by enrolling in supervisor classes.