Zack Schwartz, 1998 graduate of Montoursville Area High School and son of Denise and Dr. Sheldon Schwartz, of Montoursville, was named AVP and specialty underwriting director of Rockhill Holding Co., a subsidiary of State Auto Insurance Cos. In this role, he is responsible for program management of the casualty lines of business for several programs and performs due diligence underwriting for new programs at Rockhill Specialty Programs.
Previously, he served as a national accounts underwriter, and previous to that as a middle markets underwriter with Liberty Mutual. He holds a degree in finance, investment and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
3 new agents
Bill Hodrick, broker and owner, announces the expansion of the Prudential Hodrick Realty Williamsport sales team with the addition of Sue Masley, Lance Jensen and Eric White.
Masley, a six-year veteran of the real estate business and long time successful owner of Montoursville's Shear Perfection beauty salon, brings with her an outstanding reputation for exceptional service to her customers and clients, a news release said. "I joined the Prudential team because of their reputation in the community, experience of agents, support staff, the excellence in marketing programs for buyers and sellers and the Prudential brand," said Masley.
Jensen has a proven successful sales background, according to the news release. "The reputation, training program and family atmosphere is what brought me to Prudential Hodrick Realty," Jensen said.
White, the news release said, is a local radio personality whom many people already will recognize as being very 'high touch'. "I knew I wanted to join Prudential when I started training as a Real Estate Agent," he said. "I was already fully aware of their reputation of integrity, success and putting the client first. It drew me to them right away. Then when I found out about their extensive hands-on training program, I knew without a doubt I had to be a Prudential Agent."
Masley, Jensen and White are members of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors, the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.
"We're honored to welcome all three of these dynamic individuals to the team at Prudential Hodrick Realty. We know they'll provide the type of service everyone has come to expect from Prudential," said Hodrick.
to bank boards
Randall E. Black, CEO and president of First Citizens National Bank, Mansfield, has announced the appointment of Philip C. Rockwell to the Canton local board, and Amy Wood to the Mansfield local board. Rockwell and Wood, a news release said, will serve as a direct link to what's going on in their communities, and allow the bank to further strengthen its partnership with the consumers and businesses in those communities.
Rockwell is a graduate of Penn State University, and is president of H. Rockwell and Son Inc. in Canton. He also serves as President of Cooperative Feed Dealers Inc., based out of Conklin, N.Y. He previously served as President of the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, and volunteered with the Canton Little League, Boy Scouts, and church organizations. Rockwell resides in Canton.
Wood is a graduate of Bucknell University, and is the Dean of Students at Williamson Jr./Sr. High School. She also served as Dean of Students at Elkland Area High School and Clark Wood Elementary School prior to its closure. She has been involved in the Endless Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute, and has attended both the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, and APL Training. Amy lives in Mansfield.
Sonya Hutchinson, clerk typist, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for September 2013.
According to a news release, she serves as the lead employee in the human resource payroll unit and is well-versed with payroll, payroll coding and employee self-service. Hutchinson, the news release said, "is a team player and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done; helping others with questions that arise, or assisting them to complete their projects, when needed. If a question arises she doesn't know the answer to, she is quick to do the research to get an accurate response."
She strives to complete tasks by the deadline or is willing to work overtime when needed to get the job done and is enthusiastic about learning new information or procedures that pertain to her job duties, the news release said.
Sonya Hutchinson has 13 years as a PennDOT employee, and lives in Montgomery with her significant-other Kenneth Bower and her four puppies.
Manager and vice president named
Elizabeth Moore has been named vice president and manager of the Susquehanna Area in the East District of the Central Region of Northwest Savings Bank. Michael McAndrew, manager of the East District of the Central Region, made the announcement.
As area manager, Moore will be responsible for the oversight of business development and administration for two community banking offices in Clinton and Lycoming counties. In this capacity, Moore also serves as the manager of the Loyalsock Township office, 2502 E. Third St., Williamsport, where she will work with the commercial lending, business services and investment management areas of the bank to provide customers a full-range of financial services. She will also oversee the bank's involvement in community activities.
Moore has more than 27 years of banking experience. She most recently served as vice president and branch manager for M&T Bank. She earned her Series 6 and 6.3 life insurance licenses, attended classes held by the American Bankers Association and completed courses focused on underwriting and small business lending.
Moore is a graduate of Leadership Clinton County and serves on the Diakon Family Life Services Advisory Board in Williamsport.
Moore and her husband, Steve, reside in Antes Fort. They have six children and two grandchildren.