DeWITT, N.Y. — Community Bank N.A. announced that its VP and director of marketing, Dara Penny, has been appointed to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Syracuse Advisory Board.
In this new role, Penny will help drive AHA’s “mission for a world of longer, healthier lives through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteer efforts.”
Penny, who has been with Community Bank for 11 years, is a part of the bank’s internal activities committee to help plan corporate volunteer and donation efforts to various organizations, including Food Bank CNY, CNY Diaper Bank, Habitat for Humanity and Samaritan Center. She also serves on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Fund Development Committee.
“The AHA is more than just their Go Red for Women or heart-walk initiatives. They do so much right here in the CNY community, including improving nutrition security, raising awareness around the need to improve your blood pressure, working toward eliminating tobacco and vaping, and working with our local youth on physical and emotional well-being,” Penny said in a release. “They are really hitting the pockets within our CNY community that need support: youth, health equity, nutrition — it’s an organization that is easy to stand behind and advocate with.”
Penny earned her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and became a certified financial marketing professional in 2021.