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Bernard T. Destafney

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Bern has worked in the Trust and Investment Services industry since 1968 when he joined Girard Trust Bank, where he was the Head of the Tax Division.  In 1989 he joined Mellon Bank and later joined the First National Bank of Toms River, New Jersey, to assume the role of Executive Vice President and head of trust and investments.  In 1993 he founded Valley Forge Fiduciary Management in partnership with Delaware Charter Guarantee and Trust Company, providing trust and investment services on a wholesale basis.  In 1995, Bern joined First Fidelity Bank, a predecessor of Wells Fargo, where he served as the Senior Regional Trust Manager for Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs.  He joined National Penn Investors Trust Company in late 2011, where he serves as Regional Manager for the Metropolitan and Suburban Philadelphia region.

Bern has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LaSalle University and his Masters Degree in Taxation from Villanova University.  He is also an Enrolled Agent of the United States Treasury.  Bern has served as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Trust & Wealth Management School and as an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University. 

Active in the community, Bern served for more than 2 decades as a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the United Way of Ocean County, New Jersey.  He previously volunteered with the New Jersey Committee for the Employer Support of Guards and Reserves.


Phone: 215.448.9629 Fax: 215.606.9382
Address: Philadelphia, PA

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