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Penn Liberty Wealth Advisors


Penn Liberty Bank Wealth Advisory has the capabilities to provide you with access to a full range of financial options, including financial needs analysis, portfolio review, mutual funds, annuities, business retirement plans, college investment programs, life insurance and more. The experience of our knowledgeable and trusted financial and estate advisors are available to help you plan for your financial future reach your goals and put your mind at ease.

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Developing and maintaining a sound financial plan takes time, energy, and experience. We form a partnership with our clients, working with them individually to ensure an investment strategy consistent with their lifestyle. By drawing upon our sources for research and analysis we develop financial plans that support our client’s goals while creating a sense of comfort regarding their financial future.

Our seasoned financial advisors will help you understand all your options. We will assist you in determining the best combination of products and services for your unique situation, even as it may change over time. Together, we can help you make the right financial decisions.

Products and Services Available
  • Estate Planning
  • Equities and Fixed-Income Securities
  • Fixed and Variable Annuities
  • Life Insurance and other insurance brokerage services
  • IRAs and IRA Rollovers
  • Pension Rollovers
  • Business Retirement Plans including 401K and 403 b Plans
  • College Investment Programs
  • Comprehensive Financial Analysis
  • Portfolio Review, Design and Allocation applications
Key contacts for the Wealth Advisory Group:

James P. Quinlan, Executive Vice President
Phone: 610-535-4569;

Jim has 26 years in the financial industry focused on wealth management and advisory services. Prior to joining Penn Liberty bank he was President of Beneficial Advisors, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank. Previous to that he was President of Smart Financial Advisors, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Business Advisory and Consulting. Jim is a graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in Business Administration and earned his MBA at Villanova University. He has earned licenses as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). Jim serves on the board of Catholic Charities Appeal for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and is an advisory board member of Archbishop John Carroll High School and Gladstone Associates, LLC.

Louis G. Papa, Vice President-Managing Director
Phone: 610-535-4542;

As Director of Investment Strategies, Lou maintains a dual mandate in servicing his clients. He formulates a macro economic strategy which allows the Penn Liberty Bank Wealth Advisory team (PLBWA) to select world-class investment managers on behalf of its clients. Additionally, Lou works directly with clients and prospects in determining the appropriate amount of risk they should have in their portfolios.. Louis aquired the Series 52, 63, 7, 9 and 10 securities registrations. Prior to joining PLBWA he has provided wealth management and financial planning strategies for such companies as Olde Financial, Vanguard and more recently Charles Schwab’s Private Client Group from 2002-2010. In 2009, 2011 and again in 2012, Lou was named in Philadelphia’s Magazine as one of the best Wealth Advisors in the Philadelphia region.    He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, and received an MBA from University of Phoenix. Currently, Lou is enrolled at Florida State University where he is pursuing a Certificate in Investment Planning.

Shawn T. Higginbotham, Chief Investment Strategist
Phone: 407-415-2841;

For more than 15 years Shawn has had the privilege of working with high net worth clients in developing detailed financial goals and constructing investment plans to accomplish them. Prior to joining Penn Liberty Bank he was employed by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, SunTrust Private Banking and most recently Charles Schwab Private Client Group. Shawn focuses on getting to know his clients allowing him to construct customized portfolios to help achieve their specific goals. Shawn earned a BBA degree in Finance from Stetson University and an MBA at The University of Central Florida. Shawn holds the following registrations 7, 9,10,63,65,and 66 and is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist ™ (AAMS®) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERT™ *.

Deborah Davis, Account Executive
Phone: 610-535-4566; 

Deborah has over 15 years in financial services, banking and real estate. She is recognized as a professional on investment strategies for retirement income planning. Additionally, she works closely with her clients to build personalized financial solutions for all stages of their financial life cycle including accumulation, distribution, and preservation. Prior to joining Penn Liberty Wealth Advisors, she provided financial planning and brokerage services while employed by First National Wealth Management, Wachovia Bank and New York life Insurance Company. Deborah has acquired the Series 6, 7, 63 securities registrations, and is licensed in Pennsylvania for Life, Health and Annuities. Deborah is a graduate of Villanova University and earned a MBA from St. Joseph’s University. She earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in 2000.

Joseph Dowling, Account Executive
Phone: 610-535-4567;

Joe has accumulated over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior areas of experience including a broad background in sales, trading, business development and management in the Money, Capital and Commodity Markets. Past employers include Brandywine Asset Management, Tullett Prebon and Prudential Financial. After leaving New York in 2004, he transitioned into Business Development and Sales Director roles in Risk Management and Insurance with Willis Group and American Brokerage Services. More recently, he has focused on assisting individuals and small businesses with their financial needs and goals.
Joe is a 1991 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Series 6, 7, 63, and 65  securities registrations, as well as his Pennsylvania Producer’s License for Life, Health, Annuities, and Property & Casualty.

Charlotte Z. Smith, Financial Advisor
Phone: 610-535-4563
Charlotte is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Charter Life Underwriter who is client focused and a respected advisor, mentor, and coach. She has a deep knowledge of the financial industry and specializes in life insurance, long term care insurance, social security planning, and retirement planning. Chandi is a graduate of the College of Financial Planning. Prior to that she attended the Golden Gate University in San Francisco where she studied accounting and finance and Delaware County Community college where she was a liberal arts major. Chandi has been a member of the Exton Chamber of Commerce for 5 years and a member of the Financial Planning Association for over 20 years. She is a member of the Ardrossan Beagling Group and past Docent of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Kim Jenkins, Operations Coordinator
Phone: 610-535-4568;
Kim has over 6 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior areas of experience include retail banking operations, sales, and training. As Operations Coordinator, Kim provides support for the PLBWA team as well as maintaining a direct relationship with third party asset managers to deliver an exceptional client experience. Kim is currently pursuing her Series 7 and 66 securities registrations.

Dianna Resnick, Operations Coordinator
Phone: 610-535-4506;
Dianna joined Penn Liberty Bank Weatlh Advisors with years of experience supporting financial clients. She is responsible for providing support in the daily operation of PLBWA, including interaction with various advisors, managers, and clients. Prior to her career as Operations Coordinator, Dianna utilized her PA Property and Casualty and Life licenses in a local Nationwide Financial Service office.

*Securities and advisory services are offered through SII Investments, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC and Registered Investment Advisor. SII Investments, Inc. (SII) is not affiliated with Penn Liberty Bank and/or Penn Liberty Wealth Advisors. SII does not provide tax or legal advice.


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May Lose Value

Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Not a Bank Deposit


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