named by bank
Jeff Carr, senior vice president and chief retail banking officer at First Citizens Community Bank has announced the appointment of Michelle McGinness to the position of Lock Haven mortgage originator.
McGinness comes to First Citizens with more than 19 years of lending experience. Prior to joining First Citizens, she worked as an area technician for USDA Rural Development in Lock Haven, where she was responsible for residential and commercial lending. Her experience with USDA brings added value as First Citizens moves forward with its plans to expand its loan product offerings to include USDA loans providing residential and commercial loan customers with more options.
McGinness' previous work experience also includes holding the position of president at McGinness Mortgage and Associates, Inc., branch sales manager at Beneficial/HSBC, and residential loan officer at Lock Haven Federal Credit Union/Central Mountain Mortgage.
In addition to her extensive lending experience, McGinness is very active in her community, a news release said. She is a graduate of Leadership Clinton County, and served as a board member for the Lock Haven United Way and past president and board member of Kiwanis of Lock Haven. McGinness is an affiliate member of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors, and Downtown Lock Haven.
"Michelle comes to us with a proven track record of success," Carr said, according to the news release. "Her lending and leadership experience, along with her community involvement and knowledge of the Lock Haven and Mill Hall markets make her an immediate asset for First Citizens. We are excited to have Michelle join our team."
McGinness resides in Lock Haven, and enjoys spending time with her children Keith and Keshia, and grandchildren, Madison and Jolene.
Bank's Troy office
has new manager
Denise Manley has been named community office manager for Citizens and Northern Bank's Troy office, 64 Elmira St. She succeeds Rosalie Hall, who retired in December.
A resident of Columbia Cross Roads, Manley brings 16 years of management experience to the position. Prior to taking over in Troy, she was community office manager for the bank's Sayre office. She is a graduate of Troy High School and Bauder College. She joined the bank three years ago as a customer service representative, before moving into the management position in Sayre. She was previously employed in retail management.
Manley attends Grace Community Church and is a graduate of the NY Penn Leadership Program. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and outdoor activities with her family.
"Troy is a wonderful community and I look forward to serving the community in which I live and raise my family," she said.
Manley and her husband, David, have two daughters.
Manager for bank's
Elkland office selected
Wesley O'Neil has been named community office manager for Citizens and Northern Bank's Elkland office, 104 Main St.
O'Neil previously worked in the bank's client contact center where he was a client contact specialist. He is a graduate of Williamson High School in Tioga, earned his associates degree in hospitality management from Pennsylvania College of Technology and his bachelors degree in history from Mansfield University. Prior to coming to Citizens and Northern, O'Neil was a team leader at Adecco.
He and his wife, Brady, and their daughter live in Elkland.
for bank's East Smithfield office
Sean McGuire has been named community office manager for Citizens and Northern Bank's East Smithfield office, 563 Main St. He succeeds Sandra McNeal who retired earlier this year.
A resident of Milan, he holds his bachelors degree in management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his MBA in finance from Rider University. Prior to joining the bank, he was a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch in Yardley.
McGuire is a member of the Pennsylvania Freemasons and enjoys outdoor sports, biking, kayaking, hiking and is an avid guitar player.
Bank selects manager
for Sayre office
Elizabeth Johnson has been named community office manager for Citizens and Northern Bank's Sayre office, 1827 Elmira St. She succeeds Denise Manley, who has been named manager for the bank's Troy office.
Johnson is a native of the Troy area and a graduate of Troy High School. She has been in banking for six years and prior to coming to Citizens and Northern held positions at Key Bank in Columbus, Ohio, and Regions Bank in Anniston, Ala.
Johnson and her husband, Todd, and their two children reside in Gillett.
The 2014 Keystone Coldwater Conference organized by the Pennsylvania Chapter of Trout Unlimited highlighted a variety of partnerships working to improve aquatic habitat. One of those presentations focused on a partnership involving the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy based out of Williamsport.
Renee Carey, the conservancy's executive director, joined Jason Fellon of the state Department of Environmental Protection, Jaci Harner of the Northumberland County Conservation District, and Dave Keller of the state Fish and Boat Commission in discussing the partnership these organizations participate in. The presentation focused on how the partnership locates projects, prioritizes projects, meets each organization's mission, and the roles each member of the partnership fulfills.