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PeoplesBank, a Codorus Valley Company, and Codorus Valley Bancorp, announced that A. Dwight Utz as executive vice president and chief operating officer of both entities; and that Brian Brunner has joined the board of directors of PeoplesBank.

Utz will join the company's senior management group and assume overall responsibility for PeoplesBank's primary sales and services divisions and administrative support functions. Utz comes to PeoplesBank from the former East Carolina Bank where he served as president and chief executive officer. Prior to his service at East Carolina Bank, he served in various leadership roles with MidSouth Bank, PNC Bank, and the former Central Pennsylvania-based CCNB Bank. He is a graduate of Westminster High School, the Central Pennsylvania College and Stonier School of Banking. He and his wife plan to reside in the York, Pa., area.

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Brunner has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and is currently the division president of account and item processing sales within the Global Sales Organization of Fiserv Inc. He was an organizer and founding director for Bay Net Community Bank, a de novo bank established in the Baltimore region and, most recently served as an independent director on the board of Madison Bancorp, which was acquired by Codorus Valley Bancorp this year. Brunner is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in economics and attended the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School Program for strategic marketing. He resides in Westminster.

PeoplesBank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Codorus Valley Bancorp, the largest independent financial institution headquartered in York County, Pa. PeoplesBank offers a full range of services at 25 financial centers throughout York County, and Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll counties.

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