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Richard A. Grafmyre, Jersey Shore State Bank president & CEO recently announced several bank promotions.
Gerald J. Seman was named president for mortgage services. In his position he is responsible for the expansion and management of the bank's residential mortgage function. An employee of Jersey Shore State Bank since 1994 Seman is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College with a degree in business administration as well as the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking. He is a board member of the Mortgage Bankers of Northeast Pennsylvania, board member of the Housing Coalition of Lycoming County, advisory member of the Lycoming Neighborhood Development Corp., lender advisory member of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, a member of the Regional Housing Advisory Commitment of Central Pennsylvania, Affiliate member of the West Valley Branch Association of Realtors, and an Affiliate Member of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association.
Brian L. Knepp, CPA was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. He is responsible for the company's financial and accounting functions, SEC filings and tax planning. He also administers the bank's asset/liability position and the company's investment portfolio. With more than 14 years of bank accounting experience Knepp hold his CPA certification and graduated from Susquehanna University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.
Robert J. Glunk has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Jersey Shore State Bank. In his new role he is responsible for the retail branch system as well as the computer, sales and deposit operations functions for the company.
A graduate of Lycoming College and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Glunk is chairman of the Jersey Shore Hospital Foundation, a board member and finance committee member of the Jersey Shore Hospital, board member of the Jersey Shore Library endowment committee, president of the Jersey Shore Industrial Development Corp. and a Board Member of the Commonwealth Medical College. He is a past mayor of Salladasburg and a previous president of the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce and Jersey Shore Lions Club and the previous chairman for the Jersey Shore United Way. He was very instrumental in raising funds for the purchase and remodeling of the new Jersey Shore Library.
According to Grafmyre, the three are crucial to the future growth of our company, saying, "their experience and skills will help guide Jersey Shore State Bank in the right direction."
IMC staffer is 'family business advisor'
Dana D. Gordon, an IMC business advisor, has been certified under the comprehensive Galliard Group Family Business Advisor Level One training program, which equips her with comprehensive tools to assist family-owned and closely held businesses.
"There are many family-owned manufacturing companies in the IMC region, and we are very pleased to have Dana trained to support them with organizational and succession needs," said W. Alan Gehringer, IMC executive director/chief executive officer. "Dana's skills will complement the two other Family Business Advisors on staff as the IMC promotes growth and prosperity in the region."
IMC, one of Pennsylvania's seven Industrial Resource Centers and one of the nation's 70 Manufacturing Extension Partnership organizations, is based at Pennsylvania College of Technology's Center for Business & Workforce Development in Williamsport.
The philosophy behind the Galliard Group Family Business Advisor program is to allow transition of a business with dignity intact. The advisors work to help the business create an exit strategy, succession plan and build an advisory board not only as a means to transition the business, but also to help create a clear road map of how the business will operate to reach its goals.
It is estimated that 95 percent of all businesses in the United States are family-owned or closely held and that, within five years, 65 percent of those owners expect to transition out of their businesses.
Having completed Family Business Advisor training and becoming a member of the Galliard Family Business Advisor Network, Gordon will be further engaged in assisting family-owned and closely held businesses in developing transition plans and creating the strategy unique to each company to achieve the desired outcome.
Cliff Rieders, a partner in the law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Harris, Waters & Waffenschmidt, presented at the seminar conducted by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Annual Update of Torts on June 29.
The seminar, a news release said, is the premiere annual update of the law seminar conducted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Rieders has taught at this seminar for more than 20 years, and covers the expansive topic of "torts." Rieders is recognized as one of the leading trial advocates, authors and lecturers in the Commonwealth.
The seminar was presented at the Hotel Hershey, where the Pennsylvania Association for Justice held its annual retreat. Rieders is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate, as well as in the field of civil trial procedure. The attorney is a past president of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association Central Pennsylvania Chapter, and is a current member of Pennsylvania's Patient Safety Authority.