September 10, 2010

VIST Financial, a diversified financial services company based in Wyomissing, Pa., that offers banking, insurance and wealth management services, appointed John F. Acanfora chief information officer. Acanfora will be responsible for overall strategy, leadership, management and execution related to existing and new technology for the insurance, banking and wealth management lines of business within VIST Financial ($1.3 billion in total assets).

"We are pleased that John has joined VIST Financial and believe his demonstrated leadership and communication skills coupled with his IT expertise will provide us with additional strategic direction in ensuring reliable, secure infrastructure and business applications that will ultimately allow us to provide the best customer experience no matter where or how our client chooses to do business with VIST," said VIST Financial EVP and CFO Edward C. Barrett in a statement.

Prior to joining VIST Financial, Acanfora served in executive-level IT roles with the Morning Call Newspaper in Allentown, Pa.; the former Keystone Savings Bank (Bethlehem, Pa.); and Air Products and Chemicals, where he provided leadership in operations, IT, project planning and management service support. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University (New York) and has attended various banking, technology and executive development programs.