June 16, 2015 – Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has placed Sarah A. Long as president of the Delaware Bankers Association (DBA). She replaces outgoing president David A. Bakerian who has retired. “The Delaware Bankers Association will be well served under Sarah Long’s leadership,” said Alan Kaplan, founder and CEO. “Her blend of industry knowledge, relationship skills and managerial talent will augment an already strong organization.”
For the last four years Ms. Long served as the director of retail strategy & customer advocacy for PNC Bank. Prior to that, she was a card products executive with PNC. Ms. Long has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, focused on payments, product development, program management, marketing, regulatory issues, risk management, and customer loyalty. She was formerly with Bank of America and MBNA America, where she held a variety of positions.
Ms. Long was selected from an long list of candidates from around the country. “Following an extensive nationwide search, the Delaware Bankers Association is pleased to welcome lifelong Delawarean Sarah Long as its new president,” said Rodger Levenson. “Her extensive experience in financial services, including credit cards and traditional banking will serve our members and the community well.”
The Delaware Bankers Association is a not-for-profit, private trade association that represents its members that are chartered to do banking business in the State of Delaware in the areas of State and Federal advocacy, education, community outreach, communications and events.
Kaplan Partners specializes in conducting searches for C-level executives with experience recruiting senior leaders in a number of functional areas including finance, general management, information technology, operations, sales and marketing, and human resources.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media