AMBLER >> Ambler Savings Bank announces the election of Geoffrey Ries as chairman of its board of trustees and the election of Gregory Herb and Kevin Cuthill to the board of trustees.

The board unanimously elected Herb and Cuthill at its recent meeting. Both men were formerly on the board of Bally Savings Bank, which merged with Ambler Savings Bank in 2017.

Ries has served on the Ambler Savings Bank Board of Trustees since 1996 and during his tenure has chaired and served on various committees. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and Temple University School of Law.

Ries is a longtime member of the Ambler business community, having joined Gessner Products in 1976. He is currently executive vice president. Among other community activities, he has served as president of the Rotary Club of Ambler and chairman of the Board of the Ambler Area YMCA.

Herb is the president of Herb Real Estate Inc. with offices in Boyertown and Pottstown. Herb has been in the real estate industry since 1979. He holds an associate degree with a major in real estate and has earned the designations of ABR, CRB, CRS, GREEN and GRI.

Herb has served multiple community organizations, including sitting on the board of directors for the Boyertown Area YMCA, the United Way, the Boy Scouts of America and the Hawk Mountain Council where he received the Silver Beaver Award. He is a member of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, Building a Better Boyertown and Berks-Mont Business Association. He also volunteers with the historic Colebrookdale Railroad as a narrator. Currently, he serves as president of the Foundation for Boyertown Area Education.

Cuthill began his career in Army intelligence as a paratrooper and Russian linguist. After moving into the private sector, Cuthill spent many years developing businesses in the United States and internationally. He joined Edward Jones Investments as a financial adviser in 2012.

Cuthill serves his community in a variety of ways, including serving as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 36 in Gilbertsville, working with the Technology Student Association as a judge at regional events and serving on several local boards. In 2014, he was presented with the prestigious Ted Jones Spirit of Caring award by his fellow financial advisers for his volunteer efforts.

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