January 21, 2020
On December 31, 2019, Martha Walker retired from her role as director of the board for F&M Trust and Franklin Financial Services Corporation after 40 years of service. The bylaws of the company require directors to step down at the end of the calendar year in which they reach age 72.
Walker, a partner in the Chambersburg-based law firm Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC, joined the board in 1979. She was the first woman to serve as director of the bank’s board.
“For 40 years, Marty has provided strategic leadership and valuable counsel to the board. She has been a highly effective director, and we will miss her guidance. Both the board and the management team are deeply grateful to her for her commitment to the bank and its shareholders,” said Timothy G. Henry, president and CEO of F&M Trust.
During her tenure, Walker served as chair of the bank’s credit risk oversight committee. She also served on the executive, trust and nominating and corporate governance committees.
“Martha Walker has been an instrumental part of the bank for decades. She will always remain a part of the greater F&M Trust family. Her input, intellect and ability to problem solve, which she consistently demonstrated at our board meetings, will be greatly missed,” said G. Warren Elliott, chairman of the board for Franklin Financial Services Corporation and F&M Trust.
In addition to her service to F&M Trust, Walker has served on the boards of directors of over 20 nonprofit organizations in Franklin County. Walker, who was the first woman admitted to the Franklin County Bar, is also the past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The Chambersburg resident received her undergraduate degree from Wilson College and J.D. degree from the Dickinson School of Law.
To Walker, her retirement from the board is bittersweet.
“I’ve grown up with the bank. I started when I was 32. It’s been a wonderful, engaging, intellectually challenging experience, and I’m really going to miss it,” Walker said. “Serving on the board has been an honor and a privilege, and I am enormously proud of F&M Trust and what we have accomplished together.”
Taking Walker’s place is Kimberly Rzomp, the former CFO of WellSpan Summit Health.
About F&M Trust: A subsidiary of Franklin Financial Services Corporation, F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg. With approximately $1.3 billion in assets, F&M Trust has 22 community offices in Franklin, Cumberland, Fulton and Huntingdon counties.
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