Bank promotes woman to office manager
The Muncy Bank and Trust Co. announces the recent promotion of Kimberly A. Feigles as the community office manager of its downtown Muncy office. Feigles began her career with Muncy Bank as a part-time teller in 2000. She also worked as a trust clerk before advancing in her career and transferring to the Montoursville branch as a customer service representative in 2004 and then to a customer service officer in 2006. In 2009, Feigles became assistant community office manager of this branch. Her most recent position with the bank was in the Dewart branch where she was promoted to community office manager in 2012. She holds a bachelors of science degree in business administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology and completed additional financial schooling including the PBA School of Banking's Financial Management course. Along with volunteering for various community events, she is an active member of the Muncy Professional and Business Association and the treasurer. Feigles resides in Muncy with her husband Cliff and their two children.
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Susquehanna Bank has named two longtime banking executives to lead its newly formed Central PA and Northeast PA divisions.
Craig Kauffman, who formerly served as Lancaster regional president, has been promoted to market CEO of the Central PA division, which includes branches in Adams, Cumberland, southern Dauphin, Lancaster, and York counties. In this role, he will be responsible for all of Susquehanna's consumer, middle market and commercial lending and commercial real estate activities in the region.
Jeff Renninger, who formerly served as executive vice president for specialized lines of business, has been named market CEO of the Northeast Pennsylvania division, which includes branches in Berks, Centre, northern Dauphin, Lehigh, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Northampton, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder and Union counties. Renninger also will lead the bank's private banking, capital markets, commercial finance, SBA lending and cash management business units.
"This new structure reaffirms our commitment to our community banking model and leverages the wealth of experience that our market CEOs bring to their respective divisions," Susquehanna Bank CEO Andrew Samuel said.
Kauffman has more than 25 years of experience in banking and has held various executive positions throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Renninger has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
Susquehanna Bank operates more than 240 branch offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia. It is part of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., a financial services holding company with assets of $18 billion and 3,400 employees. Through Susquehanna Wealth Management, the company also offers investment, fiduciary, brokerage, insurance, retirement planning, and private banking services. Susquehanna also operates a risk management, consulting and insurance brokerage firm, a commercial finance company and a vehicle leasing company. For more information, please visit www.susquehanna.net.
Engineering firm adds 2 at Pittsburgh office
Larson Design Group, a multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, and surveying firm, continues to grow its Pittsburgh office with two new strategic hires. These new hires enhance the location's service offerings and elevate the firm's local presence. Richard Flango, and J. Todd Henwood, joined the firm earlier this year.
Flango joins LDG's transportation division as a seasoned project manager, specializing in bridge engineering. Richard has more than 29 years of experience completing projects for Departments of Transportation in Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Flango has been instrumental in completing projects including new long span bridges, design-build projects, complex 3D analysis, rating complex bridges, major bridge rehabilitation, and software development. He earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a master of science in civil engineering from The University of Pittsburgh.
Henwood will work as a project manager in LDG's survey division. His experience includes managing and directing survey teams and crews across multiple offices in two states. His responsibilities have included project management on ODOT right-of-way jobs, HDS laser scanning projects, construction layout, annexations, as-built maps, commercial and residential lot/subdivision design, and control networks. A registered professional land surveyor, Henwood has 28 years of experience.
Larson Design Group provides innovative design solutions for the private and public sectors. With offices in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Texas, LDG staff members have diverse knowledge in environmental systems, energy, surveying, site development, structures, transportation, and inspection.
Area organization restructures for 2014
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity, 540 Lycoming Street, will continue to meet the challenge of recruiting, training and retaining volunteers with a newly reorganized staff and change in leadership of its board of directors, said Executive Director Tina McDowell.
"Volunteers are the base of what we do for the community," she said. That strong base, she emphasized, "flows into fundraising, programs and positive public relations." McDowell was pleased to hire full-time program director Arion Moser to address both program management to keep the organization moving forward with robust programs and the coordination of volunteers for those programs.
Moser brings a wealth of experience to her new position. A native of Montandon, she most recently served as communications and volunteer coordinator for the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, where sheworked for over 14 years. A graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts, she earned her degree in youth development and non-profit business.
She first became acquainted with Habitat for Humanity by doing volunteer work with the organization as part of her undergraduate studies. Some of that work involved going into the community to help homeowners with maintenance projects that were very similar to the local Habitat's new "A Brush with Kindness" initiative.
"I love working for places, like the YMCA, that make an impact in communities. I saw the impact that Habitat makes," she added. "They're about so much more than building houses."
Her first priority, she noted, is to see that Habitat "has a great pool of capable and engaged volunteers." She will also help create a more directed support campaign for fundraising, relying on herextensive background in the non-profit business arena. "I'm looking forward to the adventure," she added.
Lori Sparks, who holds a business management degree from Penn College, began working part-time for Habitat in October. She handles accounts payable and receivable and will be working with payroll as part of her responsibilities in the organization.
Longtime Habitat employee Kristine Combs rounds out the office staff as family services and outreach coordinator.
Board President Earl Kinter and Secretary Mary Shelinski, whose terms expired in December, plan to remain active as volunteers with the organization. Shelinski will continue in her capacity as chair of the ReStore advisory committee.
Taking over the helm from Kinter as board president is Tim Heitzman, partner and president of Susquehanna Computer Innovations in South Williamsport. Heitzman also serves as an instructor at Penn College in workforce development and continuing education. He holds a certificate from the college in information technology. Habitat board member since 2009, Heitzman has an extensive background in business and network management.
Replacing Shelinski as board secretary is Valerie Whyman, a donor relations officer with the Central Pennsylvania American Red Cross. Former director of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Whyman is a freelance musician and teacher and adjunct faculty member in the Lycoming College music department. She also serves on the board of the Planned Giving Council of Central Pennsylvania.
Stepping in as board vice-president is Jim Shillenn, who has a strong background in non-profit and business management. Executive board treasurer is Orrie Brown, a retired longtime Lycoming County employee.
Habitat homes are rehabilitated or built primarily with volunteers using resources contributed by donors, according to McDowell. Habitat homeowners must go through a selection process that includes income verification,determination of credit-worthiness and financial responsibility. Families who qualify for Habitat homes pay their mortgage back over a 30-year period with no interest. They are also required to work 250 hours for each adult in the household as sweat equity, with 100 hours working on their own home. Potential homeowners also participate in financial literacy and homeownership education. Qualifying families demonstrate a very real need and a willingness and ability to contribute back to the communities where they live.
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity serves Lycoming, Bradford, Tioga and eastern Clinton counties. For more information on how you can volunteer your time or make a donation, visit www.lycominghabitat.org, contact Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity at 540 Lycoming St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or call 570-322-2515. Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity can also be found on Facebook.