MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Penn State Harrisburg will hold its 2019 spring commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. E. Philip Wenger, chairman and chief executive officer of Fulton Financial Corp., a financial holding company based in Lancaster, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony, at which nearly 900 degrees will be conferred.
Wenger joined Fulton Bank in 1979. He held a variety of positions in the corporate lending area before being promoted to executive vice president of corporate banking in 1996. In 2001, Wenger was named senior executive vice president of the Lancaster, York, and Chester Counties Division, and in 2003, he was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer of Fulton Bank. In 2006, Wenger was named chairman and chief executive officer of Fulton Bank, at which time he also was named senior executive vice president of Fulton Financial Corp., the parent company of Fulton Bank. Wenger was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Fulton Financial Corp. in December 2008. He has held his current position since January 2013.
Wenger currently serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. He is chair of the advisory board of Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and of the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, as well as a member of the Penn State Harrisburg Board of Advisers. Wenger also is a member of the American Bankers Association board of directors and the Operation HOPE Global board of directors. He is a past chair of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.
Wenger holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Penn State and a master’s of business administration from Penn State Harrisburg. He also is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.