Edward P. Junker III
Retired Vice Chairman, PNC Bank Corporation
Mr. Junker is retired vice chairman of PNC Bank Corp. and served as vice chairman and director of PNC Bank, N.A. A native of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, he received his bachelor of science from The Pennsylvania State University in 1959. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
He joined Marine Bank in 1964 and rose through numerous management positions before being named an executive vice president in 1972. He was elected president in 1974 and chief executive officer in 1983. In 1984 Marine Bank was merged into PNC Bank. He was elected chairman and CEO of PNC Bank Northwest PA and vice chairman of PNC Bank Corp.; and, following his retirement in March of 1997, he continues to represent the bank externally.
Active in the development of Penn State, he was vice chair of the Campaign Steering Committee and a member of the Executive Board for A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of The Campaign for Penn State and served on the National Development Council. He is former chairman of the board of directors of The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and currently chairs its finance committee. He is former chairman and a member of the Council of Fellows at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Mr. Junker received the Philip Philip Mitchell Alumni Service Award in 1984. In 1987, he was selected as an Alumni Fellow in the College of Health and Human Development and at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
In October 2000, Mr. Junker became one of five members of the first Board of Directors of the Big Ten Network, which is scheduled to launch in August of 2007.
Mr. Junker is a board member and treasurer of the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority; president of the Erie Zoological Society; immediate past president and a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Erie Conference on Community Development; and a trustee and treasurer of the Erie Community Foundation. He is a former chairman of the board of trustees and an honorary life member of the board of corporators, Hamot Health Foundation and a member of the board of incorporators for Saint Vincent Health Center. In 1988-89, he served as president of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association.
He received The Americans for Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. Outstanding Citizen Award in 1992; the Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award - United Way of Erie County in 1994; the Gannon University Distinguished Pennsylvanian Award in 1995 and was chosen Erie & Chautauqua magazine's Man of the Year in 1997.
Mr. Junker was elected to the Board of Trustees as a business and industry trustee in July 1986 and was reelected for succeeding terms through June 2010. He was elected Vice President of the Board in 1996 and 1997, and was elected President of the Board from 1998 through 2000.
The title of Trustee Emeritus was conferred upon Mr. Junker on July 9, 2010.