People on the move 05/23/21 | Business


Bank NA


NA Community Bank

Christopher Gazdick has been hired as a branch manager for the Wilkes-Barre location at 64 N. Franklin St.

In his new role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the branch while providing excellent customer service. Gazdick manages a team responsible for mortgages, mortgages, small business loans, account opening, referrals and financial planning.

Gazdick has extensive experience in banking and customer services, most recently as branch manager of the First National Bank of Wilkes-Barre for four years. He is also the owner of Wilkes-Barre’s Island Discus.

First Keystone Corp.

The parent company of First Keystone Community Bank recently held a virtual annual meeting of shareholders in 2021. It was announced that Michael L. Jezewski, William E. Rinehart and David R. Saracino have been re-elected as Class A directors and will serve for three years until their successors are properly elected and qualified. They sit on the board of directors of the company and its subsidiary First Keystone Community Bank.

The bank has announced the following promotions for its employees: Director of Loans Jonathan Littlewood and Director of Deposit Management Christopher Zlovik have been promoted to Senior Vice President. Jillian Guenther, BSA Officer / Scam Manager. Thomas McGrath, Head of Business Services II and Natalie Stackhouse, Head of Accounting, have been promoted to Vice President. Financial Consultant / Trustee Martin Leandri and Trustee Cindy Thorne have been promoted to Vice Presidents. Lydia Fatula, credit taking / document creation specialist. Laurel Fidrick, Network Analyst. Karen Henrikson, Electronic Processing / Filing Manager. Justine Kishbaugh, Loan Management Specialist. Kathryn McNeill, Mortgage Underwriter. Susan Patterson, Lending Business Specialist. Accountant I Jessica Thorne and fraud analyst Keila Whitmere have been promoted to the board.

Hornsdale National Bank

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Hornsdale National Bank

Emily Burton has been promoted to Head of Deposit Management.

In his current role, Barton assists with wire transfer requests, new account information, document organization and many other processes in the deposit industry.

Burton has extensive experience in banking as a CSR / Teller, Director of Credit Operations, Team Leader of Lending Operations and Supervisor of Deposit Activities, and will continue to provide the bank with industry knowledge as a director of depot activities. ..

She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Keystone University in 2018 and received an ABA Banking Principles Certificate.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance



NEPA Alliance

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NEPA Alliance

Joseph Ward Nepa Alliance


NEPA Alliance

The alliance announced the promotion of Donovan Krem and the hiring of James Urso and Joseph Ward.

Klem is responsible for working closely with the SBA 504 program to assess business loan applications and advise clients on the appropriate path for loan approval. Krem also works on financial statement analysis, credit analysis, data entry / reporting and loan services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Misericordia. Krem lives in Avoca.

Urso and Ward were recently hired as corporate finance specialists. They are responsible for advising businesses, developing loans, using NEPA’s SBA-504 program and other public funds, processing loan applications, reviewing financial data and reporting. activity.

Urso holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Finance from West Chester University. He lives in Dixon City.

Ward holds an MBA from Marywood University and a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Penn State University. He lives at Lake Ariel.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center



NEPA Industrial Resource Center

Chartered Accountant Drew McKee has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mackie joined the center in 2013 as the company’s chief financial officer.

Mackie will continue to manage the organization’s accounting, information technology and facilities management functions in a promoted role, and NEPIRC will provide key performance indicators related to organizational growth, customer services, the regional economic impact and the development of new services. Make sure you can do it.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tegna Inc.

Julie Eisenmann Tegna


Tegna Inc.

Julie Eisenmann was appointed President and CEO of WNEP, an ABC subsidiary in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Market in Pa., On June 14. Eisenman is responsible for overseeing station content, sales, branding, and operations across all platforms. Define and execute your resort’s vision and strategy. Eisenmann will replace Chuck Morgan, who retired in April.

Eisenmann first joined TEGNA in 2015 as Assistant CIO for WXIA, TEGNA’s NBC branch in Atlanta. In 2017, she was promoted to News Director of WLTX, TEGNA’s CBS subsidiary in Columbia, South Carolina.

In August 2020, Eisenmann was promoted to WLTX Content Director and took on additional responsibility as a mentor for a new newsreader within the TEGNA organization.

Wayne Memorial Community Health Center

Janet Ericsson Wayne Memorial


Wayne Memorial

Janet Ericsson, MD, a physician with over 20 years of clinical experience treating patients with a wide range of health conditions, has been appointed Primary Care Physician at the Hornsdale VA Outpatient Clinic.

Ericsson was recently hired by Scranton, an alliance for physician health, where he practiced internal medicine for 11 years. She is Assistant Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth Medical School in Scranton and Medical Director at Commonwealth Home Health. Ericsson completed his internal medicine training at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

She holds a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine at Hershey.





Kate Sickora has been hired as a PBS and NPR Affiliate for the new Director of Development for Organizations in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. Sikola leaves the station in July.

Sickora is an award-winning development expert, a leading gift maker, a career in public television and radio, and has raised millions of dollars in the industry for 20 years. She was eventually hired by NPR to work with the station to build trust and further expand philanthropic opportunities.

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