FEATURED MOVER | J. Duncan Smith, CFG Community Bank

J. Duncan Smith was named chief financial officer with CFG Community Bank.

With more than 30 years of financial, operational, and executive management experience, Smith is a seasoned leader in his field. His expertise includes business process improvement, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, cash management, staff development, forecasting, and incentive compensation. In addition, he has dealt with SEC financial reporting and shareholder relations.

Prior to joining CFG Community Bank, Smith served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at both CBB Bancorp Inc and Community Bank in California, where he managed all financial functions, including capital, ALCO, investments, cash management, reporting and taxes. He has also served in C-Suite positions at various Pennsylvania-based financial institutions such as Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, First Chester County Corporation and Security First Bank.

J. Duncan Smith, chief financial officer with CFG Community Bank

J. Duncan Smith, chief financial officer with CFG Community Bank


Resides in:

Cockeysville, near the NCR Trail


Shippensburg University (was Shippensburg State College when I graduated) / Accounting 1980; Widener University, Chester PA – Master in Taxes  / 1986; Penn State Great Valley / MBA 2003 CPA

What do you see as the biggest challenge for community banks over the next five years? 

Recruiting and retaining the next generation of leaders

If you had not chosen banking as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

An adviser helping people with the financial basics,  including avoiding fees at banks, picking the right insurance, and saving for their retirement.

Favorite vacation:

A trip to Franklin Field in Philadelphia to run in the 125th Annual Penn Relays

When I want to relax, I … :

Go for a 3- to 5-mile run or go to the gym for an hour and then take a nap! Nothing better!

Favorite pastime:

Following my home town team, Liverpool Football Club,  play in the English Premier League and the Champions League

Favorite quotation:

“If you get knocked down, get up, dust yourself off and keep going! “  — Unknown




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