Vernon Hill Returns to U.S. Banking as Chairman of Pa. Bank

Vernon Hill is back. The legendary founder and CEO of the former Commerce Bank in Cherry Hill, N.J., on Monday was named chairman at Republic First Bancorp in Philadelphia. Hill has been a major investor in and a consultant to the $1.7 billion-asset Republic First since late last decade and over the years Republic First has added many Commerce-like features to its branches, including seven-day-a-week banking and free coin counting.

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