Sean Cook Named CEO

Published on May 26, 2020

Sean Cook Named Chief Executive Officer of Somerset Trust Company


Somerset, PA (May 26, 2020) - Somerset Trust Company, an independent community bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets, is pleased to announce that Sean Cook was recently named Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors at the bank's annual reorganization meeting. He is part of the sixth generation of the Scull/Cook Family who have led the bank since it was founded in 1889.

For almost 50 years, G. Henry Cook, Chairman of the Board and former CEO at Somerset Trust Company, has been the guiding force behind the growth and success of Somerset Trust. Henry Cook joined the bank full time in 1972 after graduating from Franklin and Marshall College. Henry began his tenure as President and CEO in 1988, and has served as Chairman of the Board since 1995. Henry will remain in that role as Sean assumes the duties of CEO. Henry is actively affiliated with numerous community organizations including Somerset County Industrial Development Council & Authority, the Continental 1, and Somerset Volunteer Fire Department. In addition, he has served in a number of capacities in the creation of the Flight 93 National Memorial and has shown a deep lifelong commitment to enriching the communities the bank serves.

"I have always had a deep love for our region and the communities around Southwest Pennsylvania. I have been very blessed to have had a career that gave me the opportunity to try to make the region a little better," said Henry Cook. "Most of all, I have been blessed to have worked with the most amazing group of people at Somerset Trust Company, past and present. These people have made it a joy to go to work. I cannot thank them enough. Their performance through the COVID-19 crisis, has me extremely confident that my successor, Sean Cook, and the team will continue to create a thriving bank long into the future."

"It's an incredible honor to be a part of the 6th generation of leadership at the bank," said Sean Cook, Chief Executive Officer at Somerset Trust. "I'm very excited to take what I've learned from Henry and continue to build out this unique community banking model that he's grown over the past several decades."

Sean Cook joined the bank's staff in 2012 and served as Senior Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman at Somerset Trust Company. Prior to his career in banking, Sean Cook graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and spent several years doing process design and automation work in various industries. Since joining Somerset Trust Company, Sean Cook has earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon and has had several different roles throughout the bank. He is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking and the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

"Even though Henry's retiring from the bank, we're very lucky that he won't be moving out of the area. His passion for this community will keep him close by and he will still continue to help the bank in community development initiatives," commented Sean Cook.

About Somerset Trust Company

Somerset Trust Company is a community bank headquartered in Somerset, Pa. with more than $1.5 billion in assets, and a network of 39 branches serving Somerset, Cambria, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Bedford Counties and Garrett County, Maryland. The bank offers an extensive ATM network, consumer and commercial lending, Trust and Investment Management services, and an award winning online and mobile banking. Since 1889, Somerset Trust has been committed to providing excellent service and competitive products, as well as maintaining a high profile in the growth and economic development of the markets it serves.