Northwest Names Ruffa Vice President


Katie RuffaERIE — Katie Ann Ruffa has been named vice president, Commercial Lending, of Northwest Bank.

In her new role, Ruffa will be responsible for managing the banking and lending relationships of business customers in Erie and the surrounding areas. She’ll also be responsible for business development, extending client relationships and serving business customers overall banking needs. She’ll be located at the Northwest office at 800 State Street in Erie.

Ruffa has more than 13 years’ experience in banking and financial services, most recently as a vice president and business banking relationship manager for KeyBank in Erie.

Ruffa received her bachelor’s degree in marketing management with a minor in communication from Grove City College and her MBA from Penn State Behrend.

Active in her community, Ruffa is a chair of the Young Leader’s Society of the United Way of Erie County, member of the Resource Development Committee of the United Way of Erie County and involved in the ATHENA Circle of Trust.

Northwest Bank operates 167 full-service offices and 9 free-standing drive throughs. Founded in 1896, Northwest offers a complete line of personal and business banking products including employee benefits, investment management services, insurance and trust.