Republic Bank Adds LaPlante as SVP and Chief Accounting Officer

Republic First Bancorp, the parent company of Republic Bank, appointed Michael LaPlante senior vice president and chief accounting officer. LaPlante will oversee the company’s accounting functions and will report directly to Michael Harrington, CFO of Republic Bank.

LaPlante is a licensed certified public accountant and has more than 25 years of experience leading financial and regulatory reporting, accounting operations and financial planning and analysis teams (FP&A). Prior to joining Republic, LaPlante served as senior vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Bryn Mawr Trust, where he led the more than $20 billion merger efforts during the transition to WSFS Bank for accounting, reporting, FP&A and treasury functions. Prior to his tenure at Bryn Mawr Trust, LaPlante held various senior positions at The Bank of Princeton, Deloitte, First National Bank of Chester County and Sun Bancorp.

“I am thrilled to be working with Mike again. He brings significant, diversified financial experience supporting regional banking,” Harrington said. “Mike is a proven leader and trusted business partner. His impact on the bank will be far reaching, going well beyond those areas of direct responsibility. We look forward to working closely with him.”

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