New CEO for IMC
Lauren Bryson has been named executive director and CEO for IMC based in Williamsport on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. IMC's board of directors conducted a national search to fill this position to lead the non-profit organization focused on growing manufacturing in the twelve-county Central Pennsylvania region. IMC is one of seven Industrial Resource Centers in Pennsylvania and one of sixty Manufacturing Extension Partnerships in the nation.
"The board is very pleased that Lauren has accepted this position. She is knowledgeable and well versed in the IMC mission, and we look forward to her leading the staff and board in the future. We also want to thank the IMC board of directors, the IRC Network and Penn College for their assistance in this process." stated Mike Flanagan, IMC board chairman.
Bryson has been serving as interim executive director and CEO since September 2012 and has been with the Industrial Resource Center Network since 2006. She has coordinated statewide efforts for growth and innovation for Pennsylvania manufacturers. Bryson's education and experience are in the areas of marketing and economic development. She has experience in leadership, non-profit management, market research and strategic marketing plan development. She is a graduate from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. with a bachelor's degree in marketing, an associate's degree in sales management with a concentration in Sociology and an international marketing certificate from Brugge, Belgium.
"I am excited about leading an organization that has a powerful mission for manufacturing growth. IMC has a strong team that is passionate and committed to serving our regions manufacturers. I am looking forward to working with the team, board of directors, stakeholders and partners to collaborate on efficient and effective ways to advance the mission of manufacturing growth in Central PA." stated Bryson.
Manufacturing is critical to the US economy and even more important to Central Pennsylvania as it contributes the most Gross State Product of any other industry. A vibrant and innovative manufacturing sector is paramount to the heath and wealth of our nation and our communities. It is imperative, a news release from the organization said, to leverage public and private resources to provide a competitive and prosperous future for making things in the region.
Bryson was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and is a strong advocate for the manufacturers that provide a solid economic foundation for the families and future generations in the region. She is excited, the news release said, to accomplish the mission by building on the strengths of IMC and continuing to innovate and improve the organization to provide high value services, support and initiatives to make Central Pennsylvania an international leader in manufacturing.
Deposit operations manager retires
Joanne Marvin, deposit operations manager, announced her retirement from First Citizens Community Bank in December, 2012, after 42 years with the company.
Marvin began her career with First Citizens as a bookkeeper posting checks on a huge machine called a Postronic, at a time when the Bank had just two branches. As the bank grew, bookkeeping expanded into a full deposit operations department, which Marvin has been managing since 1982. Honored as Employee of the Year by the bank in 1985, she was recognized in April 2011 for serving 40 years in the banking industry by the state's major banking trade organization, The Pennsylvania Bankers Association.
"We have been very blessed to have Joanne as part of our team for such a long time, and she will be greatly missed," stated Randall E. Black, CEO and president. "Her banking knowledge and technical expertise is irreplaceable."
First Citizens Community Bank appreciates Joanne's many years of dedication, and extends its best wishes to Joanne for a happy and healthy retirement.
First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and currently operates 18 offices in Tioga, Bradford and Potter counties and in upstate New York.