New president in new year for regional bank
Jon P. Conklin, CPA, was named president and CEO of Woodlands Financial Services Co. and Woodlands Bank in November, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Employed at Woodlands since June 2010, following ten years in public accounting, Conklin is the bank's chief operating officer. Current Chairman, President and CEO, Robert E. Forse, will remain as chairman and plans to retire Dec. 31, 2013 following a transition period.
"We are very fortunate to have a successor as capable as Jon to follow me as president and CEO. By promoting from within the organization, we insure continuity during the transitional period." Forse said. "Jon brings energy, vision and leadership to Woodlands Bank, ensuring that the exemplary service and products the bank now provides to customers and the community will continue."
Conklin holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State Universityand attained accreditation as a certified public accountant from the Pennsylvania Board of Accountancy in 2003. Conklin is also a graduate of the Financial Managers School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is currently attending a 15-month executive leadership program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association.
"I feel extremely fortunate to come into this position with the bene t of both the advice and support of Bob Forse, who will remain employed by the bank through 2013 in order to provide for as smooth a transition as possible" Conklin said. "In addition, we benefit from the vast experience and expertise of the amazing management team already in place. Because of these two factors, I am extremely confident we will be able to seamlesslycontinue to build on (a) solid foundation."
Conklin serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation; as the vice-chairman for finance for the Bald Eagle District of the Susquehanna Council, Boy Scouts of America; as well as a board member for In Your Shoes, a local not-for-profit organization. He is also a member of the Lock Haven Lions Club and the Pennsylvania College of Technology Accounting Advisory Board.
Conklin resides in Woolrich with his wife Becky and their daughter, Harper Shea.
for regional bank
Susquehanna Bank announces that Norma Carpenter Fish has joined the company as branch relationship manager in the Northern Pennsylvania region.
Carpenter Fish will manage day-to-day operations of the branch and develop and maintain commercial and retail relationships in the area. Shewill be based at Susquehanna's Halls Station office, 867 Lycoming Mall Dr., Muncy.
Carpenter Fish previously worked as a branch manager for Sovereign Bank and has several years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
A resident of Loyalsock Township, Carpenter Fish is as a member of Divine Providence Auxiliary and the American Cancer Society.
Firm selects regional
Wright Manufacturing has appointed Judith Ross Northeast regional sales and marketing manager. She will work with distributors and dealers in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to increase Wright commercial lawnmower sales. The local dealer is Thomas A. Dunlap, LLC in Jersey Shore.
Ross has 20 years of outdoor power equipment sales experience, most recently as Northern New England territory representative for EDM Distributors in Suffield, Conn. While at EDM Distributors, she was recognized with the 2011 Wright Sales Team of the Year award. She has also received many other sales and training accolades during her career.
The Boston University graduate, who lives in Newburyport, Mass., will establish a Wright northeast sales office in Massachusetts.