Andrew Samuel

Andrew Samuel, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Samuel has served as LINK’s and LINKBANK’s Chief Executive Officer since their inception in 2018. Prior to the merger with GNB Financial Services, Inc. (“GNB”), Mr. Samuel served as Chairman of LINK. Prior to his service with LINK, Mr. Samuel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBPC) and Sunshine Bank since October 2014 through its acquisition in January 2018. He served as a Director and President of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUSQ) and President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of Susquehanna Bank, from February 2012 to October 2014. Prior to joining Susquehanna and, beginning in 2005, Mr. Samuel served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Tower Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TOBC) and Graystone Bank, a de novo bank he co-founded in 2005 that grew to approximately $2.7 billion in assets at the time of the sale to Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Samuel has served in various executive and other positions at other financial institutions dating back to 1984, including Waypoint Financial Corp., Sovereign Bank, Fulton Bank, and Commonwealth National Banks/Mellon.