CEO of Fulton Financial Corp. to deliver Great Valley commencement address

MALVERN, Pa. —  E. Philip Wenger, chairman and chief executive officer of Lancaster-based Fulton Financial Corp., will deliver the commencement address at Penn State Great Valley on Friday, May 3.

E. Philip Wenger, chairman and CEO of Fulton Financial Company

E. Philip Wenger, a Penn State alumnus, is the chairman and CEO of Fulton Financial Corp.

Credit: E. Philip Wenger

Since joining Fulton Bank’s lending area in 1979, Wenger has held a variety of positions at the company. After being promoted to executive vice president of corporate baking in 1996, he became senior executive vice president of the Lancaster, York, and Chester Counties division. He later advanced to the position of president and chief operating officer.

When he was named chairman and chief executive officer of the bank, Wenger also assumed the role of senior executive vice president of Fulton Financial Corp., the parent company of Fulton Bank. Later, he was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Fulton Financial Corp. in December 2008. Wenger has been in his current role since Jan. 1, 2013.

A Penn State alumnus, Wenger holds a bachelor of science in finance and a master of business administration from the University. He also is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. He is chair of the advisory board of Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. Additionally, he is a member of the Penn State Harrisburg board of advisers.

Nearly 500 students will be awarded master’s degrees in business, data analytics, engineering, finance, information science, and leadership development this year. In addition to Wenger’s remarks, the campus’ 29th commencement will include an induction ceremony for the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for management students; an honor-cord ceremony for veteran, reserve and active duty military students; and a reception with Berkey Creamery ice cream for all graduates and families.

More information about Penn State Great Valley’s commencement ceremony can be found online.