Thomas Zurla Joins HNB

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced Thomas Zurla has joined HNB as AVP, Area Manager of the Bank’s Southwest Area.

In making the announcement, Sheridan stated, “We are extremely pleased to add Tom to our HNB family. His knowledge and experience will be a welcome addition to our business and community development strategies in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, and our company as a whole.”

As AVP, Area Manager, Zurla will be providing oversight of the local teams and operations within our Kingston, Montdale, and Clarks Summit Offices.

Zurla began his career in banking at Franklin First Savings, which was later named M&T Bank as a Teller/CSR in 1997, and has since held positions including Relationship Manager from 1998-2002, Assistant Branch Manager/Branch Manager from 1998-2018. He continued to assume Retail Banking Training Coordinator from 2018-2020, and AVP, Community Office Manager at FNCB Bank from 2020-2021. He will continue his career as AVP, Area Manager with HNB.

In commenting on his new position at HNB, Zurla noted, “To be joining HNB after 25 years in the business is truly humbling. To have the opportunity to reflect on my experience and beliefs in what community banking should be, they truly align with HNB’s values and mission.” He Continued, “I feel this is the perfect “next chapter” in my career.”

Zurla is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College and has obtained a degree in Business Management – Technology.

Outside of the bank, he is a Member of St Luke’s Episcopal Church quartet ensemble, lector, and stewardship committee. He was also part of Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2021.

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Robert Ferraro and Eric Jensen Promoted to Area Managers at HNB

David Raven, President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced Robert Ferraro and Eric Jensen have been promoted to Area Managers.

In making the statement, Raven noted, “Both of these individuals have shown their strengths as Branch Managers, and demonstrate the capability to contribute to our organization at a higher level.” He said, “HNB is always looking to reach new heights, and I am certain having Bob & Eric as Area Managers will allow us to focus on better serving our community through improvements to our customer-focused traditions and improved operational processes.”

In his current role, Ferraro is AVP, Branch Manager II / Loan Officer at the Hamlin Office and assists customers and employees with day to day operations as well as supporting lending opportunities. Originally from Clarks Summit, Ferraro received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of Scranton. He has been in the financial industry for 21 years and will continue as Area Manager of the eastern region offices at HNB.

In mentioning his career with HNB, he said “I am grateful to HNB for the opportunities that I have been given to excel in my career over the past thirteen years. This organization cares about the employees and the customers they serve. I am proud to be a part of that.”

Outside of the bank, Bob is married to HNB Commercial Lender, Catherine Ferraro for over 21 years with two children and two dogs. When he is not at work, he is spending time with his family.

In his current role, Jensen is Branch Manager at the Clarks Summit Office serving customers and employees with daily operations. Originally from Long Island, NY, he received a Certificate of Commercial Credit Analysis from NYU and has been in the financial industry for 22 years. Of that, 14 years have been in banking with prior positions including Branch Manager, Business Banker, and Vice President of Sales. He will continue as Area Manager of the western region offices at HNB

In mentioning his new role, he stated, “Too many banks have turned to charts and formulas to make decisions, I am excited to work for a bank that is truly out in the community making a difference in people’s lives.” He continued, “The Area Manager role is an excellent way for HNB to deliver our core values, products and services to the offices in the communities we live and work in every day.”

Outside of the bank, Eric is a Board Member of Leadership Lackawanna, and a Community Impact Volunteer for United Way Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.