Board of Directors
Christine J. Toretti, 62, was named Chairperson of the S&T Board and S&T Bank Board in 2018 and was formerly Vice Chairperson of the S&T Board and S&T Bank Board from 2013 to 2018. Ms. Toretti has been the president of Palladio, LLC since 2011, was the chairman and chief executive officer of S.W. Jack Drilling Company from 1990 through 2010 and was the president of The Jack Company from 1988 through 2015. Ms. Toretti has been the president of Plum Production, Inc. since 1991, and president of CJT, LLC since 2002, each of which is a natural gas investment company. Ms. Toretti has also been a director of EQT Corporation since October 2015. Ms. Toretti’s deep industrial and energy experience provides the S&T Board with a strategic outlook regarding lending and other commercial opportunities in these sectors, her experience of leading a family business allows her to offer the S&T Board valuable management perspective and credit risk assessment with respect to our industrial and oil and gas borrowers, and her board experience, including in the role of chairman of another company, qualifies her to serve as Chairperson of the S&T Board.
David G. Antolik, 52, has been President of S&T and S&T Bank since January 2019 and Chief Lending Officer of S&T and S&T Bank since 2008. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President of S&T and S&T Bank from 2008 until January 2019. Mr. Antolik also serves as the vice chairman of the IUP Research Institute and is a member of the Indiana County Development Corporation Board. With 30 years of banking experience, including 11 years of senior management experience at S&T, Mr. Antolik’s strong leadership capabilities and in-depth industry experience in commercial lending and implementing strategic initiatives provides the S&T Board with expertise that will contribute to the strategic growth of S&T. As our President and Chief Lending Officer, Mr. Antolik will oversee the consumer banking division to support S&T’s integrated line of business approach.
Christina A. Cassotis, 54, has served as director of S&T since 2017. Ms. Cassotis is a member of the Audit Committee and the Credit Risk Committee. Ms. Cassotis has been the chief executive officer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, since January 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Cassotis joined SH&E, Inc. in 1999, a global commercial aviation consulting firm, where she advised airports worldwide on strategy, business and system planning. She went on to serve as managing officer for Airport Services for ICF-SH&E from 2007 to 2014, leading a global team of airport consultants. She also serves as a member of the board for Visit Pittsburgh and is a member of the International Aviation Women’s Association. Ms. Cassotis also has served as a director of EQT Corporation since October 2018. Ms. Cassotis has demonstrated that she is a strong, decisive, and strategic leader. Her ability in identifying the complex relationship between organizations and the competitive environments in which they operate has allowed her to position her business interests for the future while paying attention to immediate demands. She is an innovative leader who has successfully directed necessary change through organizations in order to drive growth and deliver value and qualifies her to serve on the S&T Board.
Michael J. Donnelly, 61, has served as a director of S&T since 2001. Mr. Donnelly is a member of the Credit Risk Committee and the Trust and Revenue Oversight Committee. Mr. Donnelly has been president of Indiana Printing and Publishing Company, Inc. since 1993. Mr. Donnelly has spent over 29 years working with the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana County Development Corporation in retaining and attracting many businesses in the Indiana, PA area. Mr. Donnelly’s deep experience in managing and operating a local business provides the S&T Board with valuable insight into the issues addressing our local corporate and consumer borrowers. Mr. Donnelly’s experience in developing appropriate compensation for the executives and senior management of his company qualifies him to serve on the S&T Board.
James T. Gibson, 63, has served as a director of S&T since March 2015. Mr. Gibson serves as Chairman of the Trust and Revenue Oversight Committee and is a member of the Credit Risk Committee. Mr. Gibson served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Integrity since its inception in June 2003 until it was acquired by S&T in March 2015, and served as president and chief executive officer of Integrity Bank, a role he also held since its inception in June 2003 until it was merged with S&T Bank in May 2015. Mr. Gibson continued in the role of chief executive officer of Integrity Bank and assisted the S&T Board with transition and integration issues following the acquisition of Integrity in 2015, and retired as an employee on December 31, 2015. Previously, Mr. Gibson served as president and chief executive officer of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg from 1988 to 2002. Mr. Gibson’s more than 37 years of banking experience and detailed knowledge about the development and operations of Integrity Bank qualify him to serve on the S&T Board.
Jeffrey D. Grube, 65, has served as a director of S&T since 1997. Mr. Grube serves as Chairman of the Compensation and Benefits Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Grube, since 1990, has served as president of B.F.G. Manufacturing Service, Inc., which provides large volume plating, painting and powder coating services with facilities in Pennsylvania and New York. Mr. Grube’s career as an executive in the manufacturing industry includes financial and engineering experience. Mr. Grube also served as a director on the board of a privately held company that supplies compliance products for lending solutions. Mr. Grube’s extensive experience working with small and medium-sized businesses provides the S&T Board with valuable experience regarding potential borrowers and customers, customer relations, lending issues and credit risk. Mr. Grube’s executive and board experience in the manufacturing sector and experience with financial institutions allow him to bring relevant insight regarding regulatory and financial compliance issues to the S&T Board.
Jerry D. Hostetter, 57, has served as a director of S&T since March 2015. Mr. Hostetter is a member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee and the Trust and Revenue Oversight Committee. Mr. Hostetter has served as a partner at Prestige Investment Group, a small private equity company, since its founding in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Hostetter was the vice president of fund development and legislative affairs of Ephrata Community Hospital from 2008 through 2011. Mr. Hostetter previously served on the board of Integrity from 2011 until it was acquired by S&T in March 2015. Mr. Hostetter’s experience in the Pennsylvania business community and knowledge gained from his service as a director of Integrity qualify him to serve on the S&T Board.
Frank W. Jones, 73, has served as a director of S&T since 1997. Mr. Jones is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. In January 2015, Mr. Jones became of counsel with the law firm of Creenan & Baczkowski, PC in Murrysville, PA. Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Jones was practicing law independently in Allegheny County from 1970 to December 2014. Mr. Jones joined the S&T Board following the acquisition of People’s Bank of Unity, a regional financial institution, where he served on the board of directors. Mr. Jones assisted the S&T Board with integration and strategic issues following the acquisition. Mr. Jones’ legal practice, which focuses on estate administration and estate litigation, allows him to provide valuable insight to the S&T Board specifically with respect to our Wealth Management division, including on such issues as customer acquisition, marketing, strategic considerations, compliance and legal risk. We believe that Mr. Jones’ experience as a director of a similar bank to S&T Bank, together with his legal experience as it relates to one of our core businesses and his years of experience on the S&T Board, qualify him to serve on our Board.
Robert E. Kane, 51, has served as a director of S&T since 2017. Mr. Kane is a member of the Audit Committee and the Trust and Revenue Oversight Committee. Mr. Kane has served as the president, chief executive officer and owner of Reliant Holdings, Inc. since 2005, which provides credit related products and services to individuals that reside in all 50 states. Reliant Holdings' extensive operations include Internet marketing, e-commerce and mobile technology, call center services and fulfillment services. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Kane has served on the board of directors of numerous organizations including the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA), the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana County Development Corporation and Indiana Regional Medical Center. Mr. Kane also served on S&T Bank’s Indiana Regional Advisory Board from 2012 to 2016. In addition to his sound leadership capabilities, Mr. Kane has attained a deep knowledge of the financial services industry throughout his career. We believe that Mr. Kane’s executive management experience and detailed knowledge of the financial and e-commerce sectors qualify him to serve on our Board.
James C. Miller, 73, has served as a director of S&T since 1993. Mr. Miller serves as Chairman of the Credit Risk Committee and is a member of the Trust and Revenue Oversight Committee. Mr. Miller served as Chairperson of S&T Board and S&T Bank Board from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Miller is retired but was formerly Chief Executive Officer of S&T and S&T Bank from 1998 until 2008 and President of S&T and S&T Bank from 1993 until 2005. We believe that Mr. Miller’s banking experience, including 37 years with S&T or a bank acquired by S&T and his service as our former chief executive officer, provides him with a unique perspective of our business, including our markets, customer base, senior management, key employees, potential customers, and operations and finances, and qualifies him to serve on the S&T Board.
Frank J. Palermo, 66, has served as a director of S&T since January 2013. Mr. Palermo serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Palermo is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst, and has been the managing shareholder of Palermo/Kissinger & Associates, P.C., an accounting firm, since 1983. Mr. Palermo played an integral role in forming Gateway Bank of Pennsylvania (“Gateway”), where he served as chairman of the audit committee from its inception in 2004 through the date S&T acquired Gateway in 2012. Mr. Palermo’s career also includes 40 years in public accounting and four years as a vice president and controller at a community bank. Mr. Palermo’s background in accounting and finance, as well as his prior bank audit committee experience, bring a valuable perspective to the S&T Board both with respect to accounting, financial and strategic aspects of S&T’s business and to the Audit Committee on which he serves as “audit committee financial expert.” Mr. Palermo’s extensive board experience qualifies him to serve on the S&T Board.
Steven J. Weingarten, 60, has served as a director of S&T since March 2015. Mr. Weingarten serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee. Mr. Weingarten has been an attorney at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC since 1989, and a member since 1993. Additionally, he served as managing partner of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Weingarten previously served on the board of Integrity from 2003 until it was acquired by S&T in March 2015. Mr. Weingarten will retire from the practice of law effective April 30, 2019 and will be involved in real estate investment as a member of TAV Partners, LP. Mr. Weingarten’s experience in managing McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC and in practicing real estate law, and the knowledge he gained from his service as a director of Integrity, qualify him to serve on the S&T Board.