FNCB Bank Donates $25,000 to NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania

FNCB Bank, locally based for over 114 years, recently donated $25,000 through the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Special Program Priorities initiative, to NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania for their Beautiful Blocks Program.

The Beautiful Blocks program provides matching grants of up to $1,000 per property to groups of five or more residents in participating communities to help them make exterior improvements to their homes. Grants are awarded annually through a competitive application process.

The support of NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. As a true, local community bank, FNCB is making a difference through volunteerism, donations, and outreach programs.

FNCB Bank Honors Long-Time Employees

FNCB Bank, locally based since 1910, recently recognized 22 employees with 10 or more years of service during an employee appreciation event at Glenmaura Country Club, Moosic.

The following employees were honored at the event:

35 years of service:
Midge MacArthur (Retail Banking)

25 years of service: Dawn Gronski (Human Resources), Walt Jurgiewicz (Technology Services), Nadine Limongelli (Retail Banking), and Maria Lombardi (Indirect Lending)

20 years of service: Cheryl Carter (Human Resources), Katie King (Human Resources), and Lori Quinn (Indirect Lending).

15 years of service: Jack Costanzi (Loan Operations), Christina Evans (Retail Banking), Katiemae Goryl (Retail Banking), Joseph Moffitt (Commercial), Lori Sabia (Loan Operations), Heather Schramm (Commercial), Theresa Verdine (Deposit Operations).

10 years of service: Louise Balbach (Retail Banking), Bridget Connor (Retail Banking), Lisa Kriso (Retail Banking), Brian Mahlstedt (Commercial), Michele Thomas (Marketing), Lisa Wincek (Retail Banking), and Kelley Zionce (Retail Banking).

FNCB Bank Announces Scholarship Funding to Luzerne County Community College

FNCB Bank, locally based since 1910, is pleased to announce a Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation of $25,157.87 to Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) to fund scholarships for 19 students enrolled at LCCC.

Luzerne County Community College is a student-centered institution prioritizing support and access to an inclusive, equitable learning environment that fosters academic and personal success and strengthens communities in the Northeast Pennsylvania region.

“We congratulate the 19 recipients of this year’s scholarship funding,” said Gerard Champi, FNCB Bank President & CEO. “We look forward to witnessing their continued success at Luzerne County Community College and beyond.”

Since 2010, FNCB has contributed more than $3,000,000 to local educational and scholarship organizations through the EITC initiative.

The support of LCCC is part of FNCB’s Community Caring initiative. As a true local community bank, FNCB is making a difference through volunteerism, donations, and outreach programs.

FNCB Bank Donates to Howard Gardner MI Charter School

FNCB Bank, locally based since 1910, has announced a $10,000 Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation to the Howard Gardner MI Charter School in Scranton. FNCB’s grant will be used to support their Environmental, Agricultural and STEAM Camp programs.

Since 2010, FNCB has contributed $3,000,000 to local educational and scholarship organizations through the EITC initiative.


The support of the Howard Gardner MI Charter School is part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. A true, local community bank, FNCB Bank is making a difference through volunteerism, donations and outreach programs.

FNCB Bank Donates $15,000 To Allied Services

FNCB Bank recently presented Allied Services with a generous $15,000 donation as part of Team Allied Services & You. FNCB Bank is a proud major sponsor of Team Allied Services & You, the annual charity campaign formerly known as Ryan’s Run. The bank’s donation and proceeds from fundraising events, appeals, and the efforts the team’s 73 marathon runners will benefit patients and residents at Allied Services. 

FNCB Bank is a long-time supporter of Allied Services, contributing to various health and vocational programs run by the non-profit health system. This November, FNCB Bank team member Theresa Verdon will participate in the TCS New York City Marathon while raising funds for patients at Allied Services. 

“We are excited to partner with Allied Services to help change the lives of children and adults in our area,” commented Jerry Champi, President & Chief Executive Officer, FNCB Bank. “We will be rooting for Theresa and encourage everyone to support her run with a donation to Allied.”  In recent years, proceeds from the charity campaign have enabled Allied Services to invest in cutting-edge rehab technology not available anywhere else locally. One example is the Exoskeleton from Parker Indego. The device assists individuals with spinal cord injuries, neurological conditions and other injuries to stand and walk as part of physical therapy treatments at Allied Services.

FNCB Announces Staff Promotions

FNCB, locally-based since 1910, today announced several staff promotions.

Michael Cummings, CFMP, Senior Vice President, Marketing Manager

Michael Cummings, CFMP, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing Manager where he is responsible for managing all aspects of the Marketing function for the Bank, including strategic planning, digital marketing, advertising, public relations, and social media.

Mr. Cummings has held numerous marketing roles since joining FNCB in 2011. Most recently, he was Vice President, Marketing Manager. Prior to joining the Bank, he spent 20 years in professional baseball as the Director of Public Relations for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons and Yankees.

He is a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and the University of Scranton where he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. In 2018, he was awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) certification from the American Bankers Association for demonstrated excellence in the field of financial services marketing. An active member of the community, he has served as a youth soccer and softball coach and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Scranton Redevelopment Authority. He resides in Scranton with his wife Wendy, son Andrew and daughter Elizabeth.

Jeffrey Mokychic, Vice President, Treasury Manager

Jeffrey Mokychic has been promoted to Vice President, Treasury Manager where he is responsible for managing daily liquidity and forecast longer-term liquidity position, developing, and implementing wholesale funding strategies, and assisting with the management of the Bank’s investment portfolio.

Mr. Mokychic joined FNCB in 2016 and most recently was Assistant Vice President, Treasury Manager. Prior to joining the Bank, he spent 15 years with the Bridgeton Group.

He is a graduate of Dallas High School and the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science. He currently serves as the Education Superintendent at Orange United Methodist Church in Dallas, PA where he resides.

Daisy Geisinger, Assistant Vice President, Application Services Analyst

Daisy Geisinger has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Application Services Analyst where she is responsible for providing support and management for a wide variety of bank-wide applications.

Prior to joining the applications services team in 2014, Ms. Geisinger had extensive experience in bank operations and applications with ESSA Bank and Franklin Security Bank.

She is a graduate of Lake Lehman High School and the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is also a graduate of Leadership Northeast, class of 2022. She resides in Harveys Lake with her husband Glen and children Meara and Griffin.

Joyce Groza, Assistant Vice President, Accounting Manager

Joyce Groza has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Accounting Manager where she will be responsible for management of the Finance division, FDIC and SEC reporting.

Prior to joining FNCB Bank in 2019, she was an assistant vice president at Ridgewood Savings Bank in Ridgewood, NY.

She is a graduate of Economics & Finance High School in New York, NY and Queens College (NY) with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and economics. She also attended the Executive Leadership program at the Michigan University Ross Business School. She resides in Mountain Top with her husband Christian and children Michael and Nikolas.

Claire Guarneri, Banking Officer, BSA Supervisor

Claire Guarneri has been promoted to Banking Officer, BSA Supervisor where she is responsible for overseeing the daily operational and administrative activities of BSA.

In her time with FNCB Bank, Ms. Guarneri has been a Lead Teller, Jr. Customer Service Officer, Community Office Manager and most recently the Retail Operations Supervisor. Prior to joining FNCB, she was a branch manager at Luzerne Bank.

She is a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School and attended Luzerne County Community College. She resides in Moosic with her husband Joe and daughter Gabriella.

Rebecca Richardson, Banking Officer, Electronic Banking Supervisor

Rebecca Richardson has been promoted to Banking Officer, Electronic Banking Supervisor where she is responsible for providing application support and training for online banking, mobile app, debit cards, as well as business online banking products.

Ms. Richardson has been with FNCB since 2014 previously serving as a Loan Operations Associate and Electronic Banking Coordinator. Prior to joining FNCB, she had a 15-year tenure with Bank of America.

She is a graduate of Old Forge High School and the University of Scranton with a certificate in accounting. She resides in Olyphant with her husband Mark.

John Zielinski, Banking Officer, Technology Services Analyst

John Zielinski has been promoted to Banking Officer, Technology Services Analyst where he is responsible for managing servers and workstations, resolving technology related issues and helping to implement new technology.

Mr. Zielinski has held numerous roles at FNCB since joining the Bank in 2011 including Retail Banking Assistant, Electronic Banking Analyst and Application Services Analyst.

He is a graduate West Scranton High School and the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He resides in Mountain Top.

Randy Snedeker, Banking Officer, Merchant Sales & Services Manager

Randy Snedeker has been promoted to Banking Officer, Merchant Sales & Services Manager where he is responsible for growing the Bank’s merchant services portfolio, including sales, service, and training to a wide variety of area businesses.

Prior to joining FNCB in 2018 as a Merchant Service Associate, he held various sales positions for companies in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Snedeker is a graduate of Carbondale Area High School and the Pennsylvania State University with an associate degree in American studies and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Additionally, he is a member of the TSYS/Global Payments Advisory Board Service Committee. He resides in Simpson with his wife Christy and children Abby and Milo.

Ted Kowalick, Banking Officer, Mortgage Loan Originator

Ted Kowalick has been promoted to Banking Officer, Mortgage Loan Originator where he is responsible for guiding prospective homeowners through the mortgage application process from initial loan application through closing.

Mr. Kowalick has been helping make the dream of home ownership come true for hundreds of clients since joining FNCB in 2006. 

He is a graduate of Forest City Regional High School and the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He resides in Clarks Green.