Fidelity Bank Announces Banker Promotions

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Daniel J. Santaniello, President & CEO, Fidelity Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of 8 Fidelity Bankers. This distinguished group of Bankers exemplifies the vision and core values of Fidelity Bank.

Theresa M. Hinton, Esq., CTFA, has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Serving Fidelity Bank since 2015, Hinton leads the Trust and Fiduciary services area of Fidelity Bank Wealth Management. She oversees account administration, relationship management, regulatory compliance, and business development. She also provides estate planning consultations to clients.

Hinton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from St. Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation in 2019, and her professional affiliations include membership in the Pennsylvania and Lackawanna County Bar Associations.

An active member of the community, Hinton is a board member of the Women’s Resource Center, a member of Lackawanna County Pro Bono’s Elder Law Clinic, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of NEPA. She is the assistant women’s tennis coach at Marywood University.

Hinton resides in Dickson City, with her husband, Attorney Tim Hinton. The couple has four adult children, Sara, John, Emily, and Daniel.

Dena Hughes has been named Bank Officer.  As Business Services Relationship Manager, Hughes provides critical strategic and operational support to increase revenue. She cultivates profitable business relationships and generates fee income by identifying, analyzing, selling, and supporting deposit, treasury management, and workplace banking products and services to clients.

Hughes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Communications from The College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

She serves as Treasurer of the GFWC Pocono Mountain Women’s Club, and as communications co-chairperson of GFWC Pennsylvania.

Hughes resides in Blakeslee with her husband, Stephen Hughes Jr.  She has three stepchildren, Stephen III, Riana, and Angela.

Judy Knowles Comerford has been promoted to Vice President. Comerford has been part of the Fidelity Bank team since 2012, and as Customer Experience Manager, she designs, develops, and delivers client experience training to Fidelity Bankers. She also serves as the Bank’s SAFE Act Officer.  

Comerford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Marywood University, Scranton.

A resident of Clarks Summit, Comerford has five adult children, Caroline, John, Kathleen, Mary, and Michael.

Lauren Luongo has been appointed Assistant Vice President. As Business Relationship Manager, Luongo reviews and structures commercial loans designed to best meet the needs of new and existing clients. In addition to generating new business, she supports the Bank’s retail division through consultations with Bankers and clients.

Luongo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Active in the community, Luongo is treasurer of North Pocono Feeding Families. She resides in Mayfield Township.

Logan Hansman has been promoted to Vice President. Serving as Retail Services Manager, Hansman leads a team of Bankers dedicated to ensuring efficient and effective branch operations through exceptional support, streamlined procedures and policies, and workflows designed to optimize the client and Banker experience.

Hansman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. She resides in Drums with her fiancé, Steve Eisenhart.

Lori Rowker has been named Bank Officer. A member of the Fidelity Bank team since 1984, she is the AAP, Electronic Banking Team Lead. Rowker facilitates Fidelity Bank’s electronic banking functions, providing critical technical and operational support to clients. She holds an Associate’s degree in Information Systems from Lackawanna College, Scranton, and earned her Accredited ACH Professional designation in 2015.

She resides in Dickson City with her husband, Lawrence.  The couple has a son, Thomas, and a granddaughter, Emma, age 8.

Matthew Stroney has been appointed Vice President, Credit Administration Manager. In his role, he assists in the preparation of the Bank’s quarterly and annual financial statements, prepares monthly and quarterly reports related to the Bank’s loan and asset quality, and manages the appraisal process for all real-estate secured commercial loans.

Stroney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. He resides in Dalton.

Susan Lucas has been named Bank Officer. A member of the Fidelity Bank team since 1993, she is the Loan Operations Servicing Supervisor. As Loan Operations Servicing Supervisor, she oversees the daily operations of the Loan Servicing Department, including balancing accounts. 

She resides in Peckville.