People in business

Accountant earns

leadership award

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recently recognized Adam P. Hartzel, CPA, with a Young Leaders Award for 2016-17, according to a news release.

He received this distinction for demonstrated leadership skills that will propel his success in a profession committed to protecting the public interest.

Hartzel, of Cogan Station, is a senior manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Williamsport. He is a member of the institute’s statewide professional ethics and local government accounting and auditing committees.

The institute’s Young Leaders Award program recognizes members under the age of 40 who demonstrate a commitment to the CPA profession through active institute or community volunteer leadership.

“With all of their hard work and dedication to the PICPA and accounting profession at a young age, I am confident that the future of this year’s group of Young Leaders will be even brighter,” said Lisa Myers, institute president.

The group was honored Sept. 19 at the institute’s annual Leadership Conference in Harrisburg. To view a full list of recipients, visit www.picpa.org/youngleaders.

People in business

Area bank hires

commercial lender

Woodlands Bank recently announced that Chris Sullivan has joined Woodlands Bank as a commercial lender, according to a news release. In his role, Sullivan is responsible for creating and sustaining relations with commercial banking customers throughout the Woodlands Bank market areas.

Sullivan comes to Woodlands Bank with 24 years of banking experience and brings solid commercial real estate lending knowledge and experience. Sullivan was born and raised in Lycoming County with the exception of his time in the U.S. Air Force. Sullivan has great pride in being involved in the community, currently working with the Loyalsock Township Zoning Board as a board member. Sullivan also has held previous volunteer positions with organizations such as: United Way, Special Olympics, Chamber of Commerce, Loyalsock Little League, Habitat for Humanity and Loyalsock Lions Club.

“We are very happy to include Chris in the Woodlands family. He has extensive experience in banking and a community minded philosophy that fits perfectly with the Woodlands culture.” said Jon P. Conklin, president and CEO.

Sullivan currently resides in Loyalsock Township with his wife, Deb, daughter, Abigail, and son, Ryan.

Woodlands Bank operates 8 branch offices throughout Lycoming and Clinton counties, Pennsylvania with estimated assets of $390 million and employing over 100 employees. According to the news release, it is local community bank that offers all the sophistication and services customers would expect from a larger bank, but with a personal touch. The bank has eight branch locations offering extended Bankers’ Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Bank selects

vice president

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., has announced the hiring of Daniel Hooper, vice president and market manager, a news release said.

Based in Williamsport, Hooper oversees sales and operations for branches in the Williamsport and Selinsgrove areas by leading a team of banking professionals who provide financial solutions for consumer and business customers.

A former regional manager at First Commonwealth Bank in Altoona, Hooper has more than 20 years of financial services experience.

Hooper earned his bachelor of arts degrees in management and finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and he earned a degree from the Consumer Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.

F.N.B. Corp., headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a diversified financial services company operating in six states and three major metropolitan areas. It holds a top retail deposit market share in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cleveland. The company has total assets of more than $21 billion and more than 300 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia, according to the news release.

Accountant earns

leadership award

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recently recognized Heather M. Demshock, CPA, with a Young Leaders Award for 2016-17, according to a news release.

She received this distinction for demonstrated leadership skills that will propel her success in a profession committed to protecting the public interest.

Demshock, of Montoursville, is an assistant professor of accounting at Lycoming College in Williamsport. She is an active member of the PICPA’s North Central Chapter Executive Committee.

The PICPA’s Young Leaders Award program recognizes members under the age of 40 who demonstrate a commitment to the CPA profession through active PICPA or community volunteer leadership, the news release said.

“With all of their hard work and dedication to the PICPA and accounting profession at a young age, I am confident that the future of this year’s group of Young Leaders will be even brighter,” says Lisa Myers, PICPA president.

The group was honored Sept. 19 at PICPA’s annual Leadership Conference in Harrisburg. To view a full list of recipients, visit www.picpa.org/youngleaders.

People in business

Bank selects

program director

According to a news release, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., is expanding its equipment leasing business, F.N.B. Equipment Finance, beginning with the hiring of R. Timothy “Tim” Evans as director of commercial equipment finance.

Based in Pittsburgh, Evans will oversee all aspects of the commercial equipment finance group, including business development and portfolio management. Additionally, he will be responsible for growing and developing the F.N.B. Equipment Finance team, with plans to add several highly-qualified leasing professionals over the coming months.

Evans joins FNB with 35 years of extensive equipment finance experience, most recently as president of FirstMerit Equipment Finance, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Thiel College. Evans is active in the leasing industry, serving as a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Financial Institutions Business Council.

F.N.B. Equipment Finance delivers comprehensive leasing solutions, including a range of financing options and tailored, personal service, which give commercial banking clients the flexibility to add new equipment without disrupting cash flow or increasing debt balances for a purchase, the news release said.

First National Bank has more than 300 full-service locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. According to the news release, in addition to a comprehensive suite of traditional banking products and services, the bank also provides a full range of online and mobile banking solutions for consumer and business clients. First National Bank has been recognized repeatedly as a best place to work in Pittsburgh, its headquarters city.

F.N.B. Corp., headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a diversified financial services company. On a combined, pro forma basis, including the proposed acquisition of Yadkin Financial Corp., FNB will operate in eight states and seven major metropolitan areas. FNB holds a significant retail deposit market share in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, and Cleveland, Ohio, and, assuming the Yadkin acquisition is completed, will add Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point in North Carolina.

If the proposed Yadkin acquisition is completed, the company will have total combined, pro forma assets of nearly $30 billion, and more than 400 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. FNB provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management solutions through its subsidiary network which is led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, founded in 1864.

Commercial banking services offered by the corporation include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, international banking, business credit, capital markets and lease financing, the news release said. The consumer banking segment provides a full line of consumer banking products and services, including deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. FNB’s wealth management services include asset management, private banking and insurance. The company also operates Regency Finance Co., which has more than 70 consumer finance offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The common stock of F.N.B. Corp. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB” and is included in Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Customers, shareholders and investors can learn more about this regional financial institution by visiting the F.N.B. Corp. web site at www/fnbcorporation.com