Melker joins William Penn as head of private banking

Nina Melker has joined William Penn Bank as a senior vice president and private banker, the bank announced Friday.

Melker, who has been in the banking industry for more than 40 years, has a range of experience in retail and lending. Melker, who started at the bank Monday, will manage the private banking division.

Melker comes to William Penn from Yardville National Bank, where she was first senior vice president in charge of community banking. As head of the Community Banking division, Melker maintained a strong presence in the community, diversifying her time between monitoring sponsorships and donations from the bank in the community as well as serving on many boards and committees. She built and monitored a multimillion-dollar lending and deposit portfolio.

Jeannine Cimino, executive vice president and chief retail officer at William Penn Bank, said Melker is a great fit for the bank.

“We are excited to welcome Nina to the William Penn team,” she said. “Throughout her career, Nina has demonstrated her ability to build an amazing customer base because of her dedication and loyalty to her clients as well as the community.”

William Penn is based in Bristol, Pennsylvania, but it has locations throughout the Delaware Valley, including four in New Jersey — in Audubon, Mount Laurel, Collingswood and Pine Hill. As of June 30, there was a total of $161.5 million in deposits in branches located in New Jersey.

Melker serves on numerous boards and committees, on the board of trustees of RWJBarnabas Hamilton (where she serves as vice chair), the Foundation of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation and Morris Hall; Hamilton Education Foundation; Ryan’s Quest; Iron Mike Foundation; Miracle League of Mercer County; and Clara’s Heart.

The community has rewarded her with several awards, including Business Person of the Year from Nottingham High School FBLA; the Community Compassion Award by Contact of Mercer County; the Humanitarian Award from Kidsbridge; the Person of the Year from the Hamilton YMCA; and the Community Service Award from the Iron Mikes/Trenton Catholic Academy.