Jersey Shore State Bank announced that Hubert A. Valencik has been appointed chairman of the company's board of directors.
"Hubert is an outstanding leader in the local community; we will continue to benefit from his business expertise and knowledge," said Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO. "His participation in his new role as chairman will help us achieve our goal of making JSSB the most significant regional community bank."
Valencik is a retired former senior vice president and chief operations officer of Jersey Shore State Bank. He also has held the position of senior vice president of Penns Woods, the bank's parent company. Valencik has served as a director of the bank since 2005.
Jersey Shore State Bank operates 13 branch offices providing financial services in Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, and Montour counties.
fills leadership post
Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank, announced that R. Edward Nestlerode Jr. has been appointed chairman of the company's board of directors. He has served as a director of Jersey Shore State Bank since 1995.
"I want to commend Ed for his unwavering commitment and sound judgment on the JSSB board of directors over the past several years," said Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO. "He brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the role of chairman and we look forward to continuing to work with him to develop the full potential of the PWOD family."
Nestlerode was named vice president of Nestlerode Contracting Co. Inc. in 1974, and appointed CEO of the company in 1996. He is a 1974 graduate of Norwich University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Nestlerode Contracting Co. Inc., located in Lock Haven, was incorporated in 1958.
Nestlerode and his wife Gail have been married for 38 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. is the $1.1 billion parent company of Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank.
Real estate agency
adds to sales force
Weichert Realtors - Premier has announced that real estate agent Megan Tanner has joined the sales team of the Will-iamsport agency.
A native of Lewisburg and a resident of Watson-town, she will assist homebuyers and sellers in Milton, Watsontown, Muncy, Turbotville, Montoursville, McEwensville, Sunbury, and Hughesville.
She is a member of the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors in Danville.
Tanner is a member of Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton. She has a professional background in administration in the automotive industry.
Employee of month
named by office
Gerald Wertz, assistant maintenance engineer, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for July.
Wertz is one of two AMEs in the district office, with his responsibility covering the five southern counties in the nine-county district in northcentral Pennsylvania. He works closely with district and county managers to ensure department-force and contract projects are developed to address transportation needs and priorities, a news release said. His work involves close coordination with department maintenance forces to provide technical guidance to help them provide timely, cost-effective and high-quality transportation projects.
He is also responsible to respond to customer questions and concerns, which is critical to understanding and addressing the transportation needs within the counties he is assigned. According to the news release, he also provides oversight for the district's roadside management program to control roadside vegetation.
A 13-year PennDOT employee, Wertz lives near Danville with his wife, Crystal, and their daughters, Lillian, Helen and Jane Violet.