Regional firm names president for bank
Joseph E. Kluger, chairman of the board for Luzerne Bank, and Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Robert J. Glunk to the position of president at Luzerne Bank. The appointment will be effective on Oct. 1.
Glunk, a news release said, will replace Robert C. Snyder, who will be retiring from the position of president and CEO. Snyder will become special adviser to the CEO through the end of this year.
Formerly the senior vice president and chief operating officer for Jersey Shore State Bank - affiliated with Penns Woods Bancorp. - Glunk supervised the retail branch system, as well as the computer, sales and deposit operations for the organization.
"The members of the Board of Directors are proud to welcome Rob to Luzerne Bank," said Kluger. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and years of valuable experience in community banking to the position of president. We are excited to have him on board with Luzerne Bank."
"Rob has earned his position by demonstrating his leadership skills especially since being promoted to senior vice president at Jersey Shore State Bank, a 'sister' organization to Luzerne Bank," said Grafmyre. "Successfully managing a variety of staff and line functions in his 28 year banking career, Rob has always done what was in the best interests of the bank, its customers and his colleagues."
Glunk is a graduate of Lycoming College and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He currently is president of the Jersey Shore Hospital Foundation, a board member and Finance Committee member of the Jersey Shore Hospital, treasurer of the Jersey Shore Library and member of the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce Industrial Properties Corp.
Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. is the $1.2 billion parent company of Luzerne Bank and Jersey Shore State Bank. Luzerne Bank operates eight branch offices providing financial services in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Jersey Shore State Bank operates thirteen branch offices providing financial services in Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, and Montour counties.
Attorney on 'best
Marshall, Parker & Weber's managing attorney Tammy Weber announces that Jeffrey A. Marshall, founding attorney of the firm, has been selected by the legal community for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the field of Elder Law, according to a news release.
Marshall has spent more than three decades protecting the rights of Pennsylvania's senior and disabled populations. This is the 5th consecutive year that attorney Marshall has been named to the Best Lawyers list.
A native of Lock Haven, he resides in Williamsport. He received his law degree from Stanford University in 1972.
"Selection for The Best Lawyers in America is very meaningful to me," said Marshall. "I am honored to be selected for this particular award because it represents the opinions expressed by lawyers who are familiar with me and the quality of my work."
Regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, the news release said. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
A long-time leader of the Pennsylvania legal community, Marshall is immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the Governing Board of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Elder Law Section. He is a recipient of the Pennsylvania's Bar Association's "Excellence in Elder Law Award." He has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1988 and has been certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. In 2009, Marshall received the NAELA outstanding state chapter member award for Pennsylvania.
years of service
Six Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 110 years of service to the financial institution.
Recognized during the September service awards luncheon were: James Shelmire, vice president and director of MIS systems and analyst programming, Wellsboro, 40 years. Wendy Smith, deposit operations manager, Wellsboro, 20 years. Peter Boergermann, vice president and MIS technical support manager and information security officer, Wellsboro, 15 years. Janet Watters, customer service representative, Mansfield, 15 years. Tracy Watkins, vice president and director of human resources, Wellsboro, 10 years. Amy Wherley, assistant vice president and community office manager, Knoxville, 10 years.
Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by bank chairman, president and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2013, the bank will recognize 20 employees for a total of 300 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.
Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, N.Y.
Real estate office
honors 2 employees
Announcement was made by William Hodrick, president of Prudential Hodrick Realty, of the Williamsport office's monthly awards for August 2013. The award for the sales associate with top production in listings was presented to Jodi Wolfe while the top sales award went to Tom Hartland.
"The performance of Jodi and Tom comes as no surprise. Both have had distinguished careers in real estate and have won numerous awards," said Hodrick. "As consumers continue to seek out real estate professionals who offer value in the services they provide and are able to make things happen, I expect to see these two agents continue at the top of their profession and win many more awards."