S&T Bancorp appoints successor to general counsel

Aug 23, 2022
Rachel Smydo previously was with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Nasdaq-listed S&T Bancorp, the holding company for S&T Bank, has hired Rachel Smydo to take on the role of general counsel, effective August 22.

Smydo succeeds George Basara, who will retire at the end of the month. She is also corporate secretary at the bank.

Smydo most recently was deputy general counsel at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before that she was senior counsel with The PNC Financial Services Group. She began her career at law firm Reed Smith as a corporate and securities associate.

Basara has been executive vice president and general counsel since May 2021. He was previously general counsel and human resources director from June 2015 to May 2021. Before joining S&T, he was a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

S&T CEO Chris McComish says in a statement: ‘We are very excited to welcome Rachel as a member of S&T's executive leadership team. Her cross-disciplinary business experience and legal knowledge along with her extensive leadership acumen will add significant depth to our dedicated team and play an important role in our future.’

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