People in business

2 promoted to branch operations officer

First Citizens Community Bank recently created two branch operations officer positions. The branch operations officers will oversee all operational activities and assist in the continued development and management of the customer service activities within the Mansfield and Wellsboro markets.

Amanda Seeley has been promoted to Mansfield and WalMart branch operations officer, and Nancy Stamilio has been promoted to Wellsboro and Weis Markets branch operations officer.

Seeley joined First Citizens in 2003 as a teller in the Blossburg office. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of customer service counselor in the Mansfield office, where her primary responsibility was focused on satisfying customers’ deposit and banking transactional needs. She was promoted in July 2012.

Seeley is a 2010 graduate of the Tioga County Development Corp. Leadership Program and is actively involved in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She resides in Lawrenceville with her husband Mickey, and her children, Abbagail, Landon, and Lily.

Stamilio joined First Citizens in 1996 as a sales representative in the Weis Markets office. She was promoted to assistant sales manager in June 2001.

She is a graduate of Olean Business Institute, and is a member of the Galeton Chamber of Commerce, and chairwoman of their annual dinner. She is a graduate of TCDC, and is now co-chairwoman for the group’s Youth Leadership Program.

She also serves on the Bradford-Tioga Head Start board of directors. She resides in Galeton.

First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield and operates 17 offices in Tioga, Bradford and Potter counties in Pennsylvania, and Alleghany County, N.Y. For more information on First Citizens Community Bank, visit or find them on Facebook.

Attorney to present

seminar at conference

Lester L. Greevy, Jr., principal of the Greevy & Associates law firm, has developed a continuing education seminar for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to address estate planning for landowners and royalty owners in the Marcellus Shale region.

Greevy will present the seminar June 25 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology with his daughter, Julie Steinbacher; his associate John A. Shoemaker, of Dushore; and colleague Jim Leonard of New York.

The presenters will focus on inexpensive planning techniques to keep land and royalties in the family while legally avoiding death taxes.

Greevy and his colleagues presented the seminar on June 5 in Mechanicsburg to a group of lawyers at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s headquarters. The seminar was broadcast via live television to lawyers throughout Pennsylvania.

Greevy has developed and presented dozens of seminars for PBI, and dozens of other seminars for other professional groups for real estate agents, bankers, and others. He and Shoemaker regularly write and present seminars for the National Association of Royalty Owners and the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors. Greevy has presented before the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, an elite society of energy executives and law professors.

“Greevy has been instrumental in assisting with the development of the oil and gas law curriculum at PBI and develops many educational seminars directed to Pennsylvania attorneys across a variety of topics related to the Marcellus Play,” said Erin Tate, Program Attorney for PBI.

Greevy and Shoemaker will present two courses this later this summer at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 5th Annual Oil and Gas Law Colloquium.

People in business

Financial adviser

earns distinction

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has for the seventh consecutive year designated Darin Koss, wealth consultant and managing principal of Koss Financial Group, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program, a distinction, a news release said, that reflects Koss’ achievement of professional success by meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks’ high standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.

Koss has been a financial adviser with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network for eight years and has 22 years experience in the brokerage industry. He has a bachelors in business administration in marketing and finance from the University of Michigan.

Koss lives in Lewisburg with his wife Lisa and their children. He serves on the board of Expectations Women’s Center and the local Young Life chapter.

3 win awards

Martha Barrick, president of Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, recently announced monthly agent awards for the office in Lewisburg for the month of May. The award for top production in listings was presented to Peg Bouton. The top selling agent award went to Ruth Anderson. Top commission earnings for the month of May award went to Lynn Shambach.

AAA president on national committee

Area AAA President Glenn T. Smith has been asked to serve again on the National AAA Public Affairs Committee.

The primary duty of this committee is to guide and oversee AAA’s mandate as the “Members’ Most Trusted and Visible Advocate”. The committee recommends public policy on significant national issues, and recommends adjustments to AAA Association strategic initiatives.

Serving on a National Committee that represents a AAA Club having a membership of nearly 200,000 members is an honor worth savoring and looking forward to the challenge with great enthusiasm.

People in business

Attorney plans

course for institute

Tammy A. Weber, Managing Attorney of the Elder Law and Estate Planning Firm of Marshall, Parker & Weber, recently served as the course planner for “Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors,” a continuing legal education course from the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg. It was attended by more than one hundred elder law attorneys from across the state.

As course planner, Weber was responsible for developing the content for the day-long program that guided attorneys through the long-term care process, which included identifying potential challenges when a senior is placed in a nursing home, medical assistance estate recovery and addressing ethical dilemmas. She also organized a panel of the “state’s most experienced and well-respected attorneys” to serve as faculty for the course.

Weber’s firm specializes in helping seniors and their families plan and protect themselves from long-term care costs. She also works with business owners and landowners on complex estate planning issues. Marshall, Parker & Weber has offices in Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. More information is available at

District office names

month’s employee

Ben Younkin, maintenance planning and programming engineer, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for June 2013.

Some of his responsibilities include programming county maintenance-funded projects in the department’s multimodal project management system, ensuring that hydraulic studies for pipe replacements and embankment repairs submitted by the county maintenance organizations are completed on a timely basis, managing the preparation of plans for microsurfacing projects completed throughout the district, and coordinating the preparation of project files for the district’s construction design services unit.

Recently, a news release said, he has been instrumental in coordinating the use of a new system for constructing retaining walls within the district. This system is one in which department crews are able to complete the work themselves without the need for specialized equipment.

In the eyes of his coworkers, he does a stellar job in serving his customers. He provides excellent customer service to our county organizations. He is always willing to work with them when they need assistance. He routinely goes out and meets with the counties to help them develop solutions and provide technical advice.

Younkin, a 10-year PennDOT employee, lives in Montoursville with his wife Brooke and their daughter Lauren.

Student wins

accounting award

Nicholas Rall of Williamsport, was named an Outstanding Senior by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Ursinus College.

Rall was recommended for the award by Cindy K. Harris, a professor with the accounting department at the college, for his success in the classroom and potential for a promising career in accounting. The award is given to one senior accounting major at each of 80 participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Recipients are given a certificate, a medal, and a complimentary one-year affiliate membership with the PICPA that gives them access to programs that will help them pursue their CPA license.

A degree in accounting is the first step toward receiving a CPA license. An accounting career ranked as the 6th Best Job by U.S. News & World Report in 2012, and the demand for accountants is expected to grow in the coming years. CPAs are required to adhere to a professional code of conduct and are expected to complete continuing education courses to maintain an active license.

New director of

mortgage services

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp. has announced the recent hiring of David B. Green as senior vice president and director of mortgage services. In this role, Green will manage the Bank’s mortgage unit which provides mortgage services to customers throughout 46 counties in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. He will be based in Pittsburgh.

According to John Williams, President of First National Bank, “David Green has broad industry experience that will add value as we continue to build out our mortgage capabilities. He has a proven track record of leadership that promotes a strong customer focus and increased mortgage volume.”

Green has more than 30 years of related experience. Prior to joining First National Bank, he managed lending across a 3-state presence as Senior vice president of residential lending for WesBanco Bank in Wheeling, W. Va. Previously, he held similar roles for Peoples State Bank and Comerica in Michigan, as well as Banc One and CityFed Mortgage Co. in Columbus, Ohio. He earned a B.S. in business administration from Ohio State University and has held a numerous leadership positions for industry organizations, serving as a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors, the Legislative Committee for National MBA and the Retail Committee for the Michigan Bankers Association. Additionally, he was president of the Columbus MBA Chapter and director for the Ohio MBA, as well as board member for the Michigan Mortgage Lenders.

He and his wife, Karen, will reside in Pittsburgh.

People in business

President earns Women of Influence award

Industrial Piping Systems announce that its president, Christine R. Wardrop, has been named an award recipient of the 2013 Women of Influence awards, presented by the Central Penn Business Journal.

Wardrop was selected as one of the top nominees by the judges for her leadership and achievements within Industrial Piping Systems, as well as her contributions to the community.

The Women of Influence awards recognizes 25 women leaders in the Pennsylvania midstate who are influential in their companies, industries and communities, and have solid reputations based on their experience, integrity, leadership, and accomplishments.

Industrial Piping Systems, has locations in York, Lancaster, Williamsport, State College, Chambersburg and State College.

Promotion at Clinton

County hospital

Lock Haven Hospital has announced the promotion of Mary Wieland to the position of director of quality. Wieland had served as the hospital’s risk manager prior to the promotion.

“Quality and patient safety are front and center in our day to day focus and Mary has demonstrated the leadership qualities necessary to help Lock Haven Hospital continue improve our quality processes,” said John Zidansek, Lock Haven Hospital CEO. “Her broad-based experience has helped us to raise the bar and we are excited that she will lead our continued evolution.”

Prior to joining Lock Haven Hospital Wieland served as a case manager for Horizons Hospice in Harrisburg. Her experience includes director of quality assurance and patient safety officer at Memorial Hospital York and manager at Greenbriar Medical Center in York.

Wieland earned her BSN from Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., and spent nine years the assistant director for risk management and as a nurse manager at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.

Lock Haven Hospital, is 47-bed facility with an additional 90 long-term care beds. The facility, a news release said, offers a full range of services including 24-hour emergency care, a birthing center, CT scanning, MRI, cardiopulmonary services, endoscopic surgery, general surgery, gynecology, an intensive care unit, imaging, obstetrics, occupational and physical therapy, outpatient surgery, pediatrics, radiology, same day surgery, a sleep lab, speech therapy, and more.

Clinical program

manager hired

Lycoming Therapeutic Wraparound Services, Inc. welcomes Dr. Brian J. Schurr to the position of clinical program manager/psychological resident. In this position, Schurr will oversee the clinical operations of the behavioral health/rehabilitative services program and also work with clients on an outpatient basis.

Schurr completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Marywood University in August 2012. He also has earned his M.A. from Marywood University and a B.A. from Lycoming College.

Schurr currently is accepting new clients.

New business

development manager

Brian W. Day has accepted a position with Keystone Mobile Shredding, Inc. beginning this month.

Day is the new business development manager and, a news release said, will enhance the sales and marketing strategy of the company. He will cultivate new business relationships and educate customers about protecting their business, their clients and themselves from the risks of inadequate data disposal.

He is a lifelong resident of Williamsport where he lives with his wife and two daughters and eagerly awaits the upcoming birth of his son. He is a graduate of Loyalsock Township High School and Pennsylvania College of Technology with a business degree.