Julie Ann Kreger
Julie is a branch manager, a consumer lender and an officer at the Somerset Trust Company. She started in banking 17 years ago as a teller, advancing to her current position. Julie grew up in Confluence but has lived in the Meyersdale area for over 10 years. During her cherished time of being a stay-at-home mom, she took finance/accounting classes at Alleghany College of Maryland and graduated from the Pa Advanced School of Banking.
She is the president of the Meyersdale Area Merchants Association, treasurer of the Meyersdale Area Union Cemetery, assistant treasurer of the Somerset County Economic Development Council, secretary of the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County, a member of the Meyersdale Lions Club and attends the Meyersdale First United Methodist Church. Julie is part of the Meyersdale Borough’s economic committee, a small group that was formed to bring revitalization to the community. Currently, she is working with the group to develop the town’s center and park, which had been a blighted property. She is encouraged that this will bring a bonding pride to the community. Julie, a past long-time member of the PumpkinFest Festival Committee, served as the chairperson of the Queen’s contest for over two decades. She continues to paint the large pumpkins on the streets of Confluence for the festival. Volunteering has been a huge part of her life, in fact, her Great-Grandmother once told her that she had a “servant’s heart” and she feels that it is part of her destiny. Julie is grateful to Somerset Trust for being a community-minded bank and for allowing her to volunteer, as she does.
Julie has received the Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America “Salute to Women” award and the Pennsylvania Business Central’s “Top 100 Business People” of 2016.
She has one daughter, Acacia, who is married to Matt Svonavec. Julie is a “Nana” to three wonderful grandchildren. Julie and her fiance’ Mark, try to spend as much time as they can with them, praying all the time they move back from Washington County to Somerset County!
Her advice to each person reading this: “Act as if what you do makes a difference, because it actually does. Just do your part.”