Mr. Annas is the founder, Chairman, President and CEO of the Bank. Prior to starting Meridian, Mr. Annas was the President, CEO and co-founder of Stonebridge Bank, West Chester, PA. Mr. Annas has over 30 years of banking experience in various commercial lending capacities. Prior to Stonebridge, Mr. Annas served as Regional Vice President for Summit Bank, leading the small business lending effort in the Delaware Valley. During his tenure at Summit Bank, he managed their large corporate lending effort in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, as well as their media communications business nationally.
Mr. Annas currently serves on the Foundation Board of Paoli Hospital and on the Community Bank Council of the American Bankers Association. He is a former Board member of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and former Board member of the Peoples Light and Theatre. In 2016, Mr. Annas was named one of the Most Admired CEOs by Philadelphia Business Journal.