People in business
Regional bank promotes 2
First Citizens Community Bank recently announced the promotion of Sabrina Bubeck to assistant manager in its Mansfield and Walmart offices. Samantha Andrews has also been promoted, and will begin training as a lender to serve the same locations, according to a news release. Bubeck joined the First Citizens Family in 2014 and Andrews in 2015.
In her new position, Bubeck will continue to provide mortgage and home equity loans, and will now assume responsibility for branch operations, staff development and customer service.
Prior to joining First Citizens, Bubeck worked for Pilgrim Land Services and was a fourth-grade mathematics and geometry teacher. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Bubeck is a certified hunter’s education instructor, treasurer for the Pine Creek chapter of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, and secretary and treasurer for the local Recreation Committee. She also enjoys stocking trout for the Arnot Sportsman’s Club.
Andrews has been promoted to a lending position in the Mansfield and Walmart branches.
Andrews will provide mortgages, home equity and personal loans products. Prior to joining First Citizens, Andrews previously worked for Tri‐State Trucking Co. as an administrative assistant.
“We are always very pleased when we can find the talent and commitment in our own organization to promote from within,” Randall E. Black, CEO and president, said, according to a news release. “At First Citizens, we aspire to hire employees who are eager to learn more and will be committed to the standard of excellence our customers deserve. Sabrina and Samantha have both effectively demonstrated these qualities and we’re excited to offer them this opportunity for professional growth.”
Hudock Capital Group LLC recently announced that Josh Maeulen has joined the Hudock Capital team as a relationship manager in the firm’s Williamsport office, according to a news release.
Maeulen, a Lycoming county native, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 with a bachelors degree in diplomatic history and international relations. After graduation from Penn, Maeulen worked with the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan from 2003-13. While at J. P. Morgan, Maeulen held various positions in global equities sales and trading, managing some of the firm’s largest institutional relationships, advising numerous mutual fund and hedge fund managers, and providing public company executives with strategic and market-related advice.
In 2013, Maeulen was hired by Barclays Capital to open a Philadelphia office for that firm and, from 2013-17, he worked to re-establish Barclays Capital’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic region.
“We are so pleased that Josh Maeulen has decided to come home to Lycoming County and has chosen to put his considerable talents and experience to work for our clients,” Barbara Hudock, CEO and founding partner of Hudock Capital, said, according to the news release. “His unique skill set will serve us well in delivering our unique brand of a purpose-driven client experience. We welcome him to our team of advisors.”
“My wife Meghan and I are excited to return home to Lycoming County and I am thrilled about the opportunity to work with the Hudock Capital team and their extraordinary group of clients,” Maeulen said, according to the news release.
Maeulen began his new duties with Hudock Capital in mid-September. Hudock Capital Group LLC is a privately-held hybrid registered investment adviser that specializes in financial planning, wealth and investment management for high network individuals and successful institutions.
Headquartered in Williamsport, Hudock Capital’s experienced team of financial advisers “provide investment advisory, and other financial consulting, services centered on a highly personalized and principled approach to investing with purpose,” the news release said.
Business owner joins
bank’s Canton board
First Citizens Community Bank recently welcomed Frank Watson to its Canton area local board, a news release said. Local board members act as a communication channel for the bank — providing them with information on community needs while delivering the banks message back to businesses and residents.
“Watson’s business and community volunteer experience make him a good fit for this role,” the news release said. He’s been a business owner in the area since 1987 when he opened Watson Diesel. Twenty years later, Watson started the WD Hot Block Co. with his invention of a vehicular water discharge valve heater. This heater prevents water from freezing and shutting down the valve on water haulers and septic tanks. He is a long-time member of the Canton Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, and the Borough Water and Sewer Authority. Additionally, he is a board member of the Bradford County Airport Authority.
Watson joins Canton local board members Phil Rockwell, owner, H. Rockwell & Son Inc.; Jackie Bristol, operations manager, RSJ Technologies; and Misti Machmer, branch manager, First Citizens Community Bank of Canton.
First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield. It currently operates 28 offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Potter, Clinton, Union, Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and Allegany County in New York.