Bank announces management team for region
Susquehanna Bank announces Jack Infield will serve as regional president, and also announced other members of the management team in the Northern Pennsylvania Region.
Infield will be responsible for leading the region's team in developing and maintaining both commercial and retail banking relationships in Centre, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. He will be based at Susquehanna's office at 1705 N. Atherton St., State College.
Infield previously worked as Regional President at Graystone Bank, which Susquehanna acquired in February 2012. He has 33 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
A resident of State College, Infield is active in industry and community organizations as a member of CBICC; president of Centre County Industrial Development Authority; board member of Centre County YMCA; boardmember of Village of Penn State; board member of Penn State Renaissance Fund and board member of the Central Pennsylvania MS Society. He also served as a past president and campaign chairman of the Centre County United Way.
Infield received his undergraduate degree from Lock Haven University and his master's degree in athletic administration from Penn State University. In addition, he earned a further designation from the Appraisal Institute, earning his SRA designation and his General Appraisal certification from the state of Pennsylvania.
Susquehanna named JoAnn P. Shotko as its retail executive in the Northern Pennsylvania Region. She will be responsible for the overall management of the bank's 18 branch offices in the region and will be based at Susquehanna's office on Market Street in Sunbury.
Shotko previously worked as regional Retail sales manager at Susquehanna Bank and has 31 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
A resident of Selinsgrove, Shotko is vice president of the board of Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc., Shamokin Dam Lions Club membership chair and past president and a member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Athena Committee.
Shotko is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Banking and the PBA Advanced School of Banking. She was also in the inaugural class of Susquehanna Valley Leadership.
Ed Sigl has been named as the bank's commercial executive in the Northern Pennsylvania Region. He will be responsible for developing andmanaging commercial relationships and will be based at Susquehanna's office in Lewisburg.
Sigl most recently was employed at Northway Industries as vice president of sales and marketing, and he has more than 24 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
A resident of Lewisburg, Sigl is a former board member of the Union County United Way; Snyder, Union, Mifflin Child Development Inc.; Transitions; the Northway Trust; and an advisory board member of the Bison Club.
Sigl graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor's degree in economics and the University of Rochester - Simon School with an MBA in finance.
Susquehanna Bank operates 260 branch offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia. It is part of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc., a financial services holding company with assets of more than $17.5 billion. Through Susquehanna Wealth Management, the company also offers investment, fiduciary, brokerage, insurance, retirement planning, and private banking services. Susquehanna also operates an insurance brokerage and employee benefits company, a commercial finance company and a vehicle leasing company. For more information, visit the website online at www.susquehanna.net.
Journalist from South Side wins awards
Mark E. Jones, a Lycoming County native and journalist, recently won recognition from a statewide organization for his writing.
Jones, 43, works as editorial page editor for The Times Leader, a daily newspaper serving Wilkes-Barre and its neighboring communities. He received a first-place award for editorial writing in the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors' annual writing and photography contest, which chooses its honorees from among entries submitted by newspapers of similar circulation sizes.
This marks the second consecutive year that Jones captured its top award in the editorial writing category for newspapers of between 30,000 and 75,000 daily copies.
In 2011, Jones also was the recipient of a first-place Keystone Press Award for editorial writing in a yearly contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.
Separately, the association in 2006 presented Jones' entry with its G. Richard Dew Award for public service, billed as its "most prestigious honor for outstanding journalism." His project for The Times Leader was selected from among other statewide contenders. It consisted of a series of articles spotlighting the needs of nonprofit organizations in Luzerne and Wyoming counties and identifying how readers could support those programs with contributions of material goods, money or volunteer service.
Jones, a 1987 graduate of South Williamsport Area High School, is a son of Eleanor and Charles Jones. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Penn State University and subsequently wrote for newspapers in Pennsylvania and Arizona. He lives near Wilkes-Barre.