The Honesdale National Bank Announces Promotion of Cassandra Saul

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President, and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, has announced Cassandra Saul has been promoted to Branch Manager at the Lakewood Office.

In making the announcement Sheridan stated, “Cassie has shown incredible dedication to our customers and local communities.” He continued, “We are glad to have her take on this role to express her local knowledge and understanding of our core values as she continues to expand her career at HNB.”

As Branch Manager, Saul will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the HNB Lakewood Office to ensure customer expectations are met. She will lead frontline personnel, while ensuring the office is compliant with audits and account management.

She is a graduate of Forest City Reginal School District and resides in Pleasant Mount, PA.

Saul started her career in the banking industry in 2017 with HNB as Part-Time Teller, promoted to Teller/CSR, Head-Teller/CSR, Assistant Branch Manager of Forest City and Lakewood Offices, Branch Supervisor, and now, Branch Manager at the Lakewood Office.

In commenting on her new role at the bank, Saul noted, “In six short years, working at HNB has given me the opportunity to grow in the banking industry. Starting out as a Part-Time Teller and working my way to Branch Manager shows how the bank has many opportunities available. Hard work, dedication to be more knowledgeable, and support from my co-workers leads to never ending success at HNB.”

Outside of the bank, she enjoys golfing, hunting and being on the farm or at our retail meat store, Komar Farm and Meats, in Pleasant Mount, PA.

The Honesdale National Bank Announces Promotion of Rachel Brummett

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President, and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, has announced Rachel Brummett has been promoted to Branch Manager at the Clarks Summit Office.

In making the announcement Sheridan stated, “Rachel has displayed commitment to our customers and internal partners.” He continued, “We are delighted to have her expand her role and showcase our core values as she continues to manage the relationships held in our Clarks Summit community.”

As Branch Manager, Brummett will be responsible for opening accounts, oversight of office operations, customer retention, and so much more.

She is a graduate of Garfield High School as she was born in California, moved to New Jersey in 1996, and later moved to Pennsylvania in 2013 where she has since resided.

Brummett started her career in the financial industry 20 years ago, most recently being an assistant branch manager at another local financial institution. She joined HNB in May of 2022 as Teller/CSR at our Montdale Office. She was later promoted to Branch Supervisor of our Clarks Summit in June of 2023, and now promoted to Branch Manager of the HNB Clarks Summit Office.

In commenting on her new role at the bank, Brummett noted, “Working here at HNB has made me feel fulfilled. It feels like I have come full circle. HNB has treated me like family, and I really appreciate that.”

Outside of the bank, she enjoys watching her favorite sports teams such as the New York Giants, New York Rangers and the New York Mets. She also likes the outdoors, road trips, concerts, and spending time with her family.

HNB Promotes Ryan Ehrhardt to Commercial Loan Officer I

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, has announced Ryan Ehrhardt has been promoted to Commercial Loan Officer I.

In making the announcement, Sheridan stated, “We are pleased to have Ryan expand his profession here at HNB.” He continued, “He has shown incredible commitment to supporting our community partners by incorporating his professional demeanor and local expertise.”

As Commercial Loan Officer I, Ehrhardt will be responsible for developing and maintaining commercial loan relationships and negotiating terms for small businesses and other commercial loan applicants.

Ehrhardt began his career in the financial industry in 2019 with a Commercial Lending Internship at HNB. After graduating college, he managed Client Services at Vanguard before returning to HNB as Credit Analyst in 2021 and soon after Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager. He will continue his career as Commercial Loan Officer I.

In commenting on his new role at HNB, Ehrhardt noted, “Working at HNB has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I’m grateful to be a part of the HNB family and I am excited for the continued opportunity to work closely with local businesses and members of the communities we proudly serve.”

Ehrhardt is from Paupack, Pennsylvania and graduated from Wallenpaupack Area High School. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, 2020 (Magna Cum Laude) and has obtained a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration (BSBA) in Marketing and Finance.

Outside of the bank, he enjoys spending time with his dog Levi, skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking.

The Honesdale National Bank, established in 1836, holds the distinction of being the area’s oldest independent community bank headquartered in Northeastern PA, with offices in Wayne, Pike, Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.  The Honesdale National Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth solutions.  For more information on HNB’s products and services, visit www.hnbbank.bank.

HNB’s Sarah O’Hora Promoted to Commercial Loan Officer II

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced Sarah O’Hora has been promoted to Commercial Loan Officer II.

In making the statement, Sheridan noted, “Sarah has shown commitment to both our customers and entire community throughout her longstanding career at HNB.” He continued, “Her promotion is a result of her dedication and contributions to the strength of our Commercial Lending Team.”

O’Hora is a graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude) from Millersville University in 2011. She also attended the PA Bankers School of Banking in 2015, and Leadership Northern Poconos Class of 2016, ABA Bank Marketing School Program in 2016, and PA Bankers School of Commercial Lending in 2023.

Currently residing in Lake Arial, PA, she started her 12-year career in the financial industry with HNB. Previous positions included Teller, Customer Service Representative, Marketing Assistant, Marketing and Communications Specialist, and Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager, Commercial Loan Officer I, and she will continue her career as Commercial Loan Officer II.

In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing commercial loan relationships, collecting and analyzing financial information, and negotiating terms for small business and other commercial loan applicants.

In mentioning her time with HNB, O’Hora said, “My work at HNB has always allowed me to support those in my local community.” She continued, “As a commercial lender, I get to help local business owners reach goals, expand their growing businesses, and much more. I believe these business owners are the foundation on which our communities are built.”

In her spare time, she is a Worship Director, Leader, and Partner at Wallenpaupack Church. She enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, pheasant hunting, target shooting, side-by side rides, and walks in the woods with their family dog, Nelli.

The Honesdale National Bank, established in 1836, holds the distinction of being the area’s oldest independent community bank headquartered in Northeastern PA, with offices in Wayne, Pike, Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.  The Honesdale National Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth solutions.  For more information on HNB’s products and services, visit www.hnbbank.bank.

The Honesdale National Bank Honors Employees for Years of Service

The Honesdale National Bank has had the great fortune of having loyal and long-tenured employees to help serve its customers and greater communities. The Bank is pleased to recognize 26 employees who celebrated milestones of service in 2023.

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., HNB President & CEO, offered, “Our company’s enduring success is a testament to the dedication and unwavering commitment of our longstanding employees, who have been the driving force behind our achievements for many years.” He continues, “Their dedication and expertise continue to lead our company’s success and growth each and every day.” 

5 Years of Service

Joseph Sweeney, Senior Credit Analyst, Corporate Center; Emily A. Zielinski, Mortgage Loan Processor, HNB Mortgage Center; Catherine Ferraro, VP, Commercial Loan Officer, Eynon Office; Ralph Scartelli, VP, Residential Mortgage Sales Manager, Lake Wallenpaupack Office; Kristain Kochanski, Receptionist, HNB Mortgage Center; Linda Short, PT Teller/CSR Float, Montdale Office; and Marissa Smith, Teller/CSR, Route 6 Plaza Office.

10 Years of Service

Lisa Valentine, AVP, Branch Manager, Montdale Office; Jamie Shnipes, Branch Manager, Eynon Office; Nicholas J. D’Alberto, AVP, Branch Manager, Main Street Office; Charles Curtin, VP, Trust Officer, Corporate Center; William Carmody, Financial Consultant, Corporate Center; and Annie Grado, PT Clerk, HNB Mortgage Center.

15 Years of Service

Christopher Cook, VP, Commercial Loan Officer, Corporate Center; Melissa Rushworth, AVP, Loan Officer, Forest City Office; Maggie Klim, Receptionist, Corporate Center; Raymond Ceccotti, SVP, Business Development & Relationship Manager, Corporate Center; Jeanne Frank, Trust Clerk; Corporate Center; Neil Neumann, PC Support Specialist, Corporate Center; Theresa A. Halliday, Assistant Branch Manager, Main Street Office; and John Conte, AVP, Loan Officer, Main Street Office.

20 Years of Service

Kim Canfield, Head Teller, Montdale Office; Deborah Miller, BSA Assistant, Corporate Center; and Ronald Sebastianelli, SVP, Chief Lending Officer, Corporate Center.

25 Years of Service

Cherese Golya, Loan Servicing Clerk, HNB Mortgage Center.

30 Years of Service

Cindy Motichka, VP, Loan Servicing Manager, HNB Mortgage Center.

HNB extends its appreciation to all its employees for their dedication to supporting its customers and local community!

The Honesdale National Bank, established in 1836, holds the distinction of being the area’s oldest independent community bank headquartered in Northeastern PA, with offices in Wayne, Pike, Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.  The Honesdale National Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth solutions.  For more information on HNB’s products and services, visit www.hnbbank.bank.

HNB Promotes Jamie Shnipes to Branch Manager

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President, and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, has announced Jamie Shnipes has been promoted to Branch Manager of HNB’s Eynon Office.

In making the announcement, Sheridan stated, “Jamie began her banking career at HNB with the opening of our Eynon Office.” He continued, “We are proud to see her grow with us here at the bank, as she has shown great commitment to those in our local community.”

As Branch Manager, Shnipes will be responsible for generating business within the Eynon Office and managing daily workload to ensure customer expectations are met. She will lead the supervision of frontline personnel, while ensuring the office is compliant with audits and account management.

Shnipes began her career in the financial industry in 2013 as a Part-time Teller/CSR at HNB. In 2018 she accepted a full-time position at the bank. She will continue growing her career as Branch Manager of our Eynon Office.

In commenting on her time at the bank, Shnipes noted, “Working at HNB has given me the opportunity to grow in the banking industry.” She continued, “When I became a teller/CSR at HNB, I fell in love with my job, and continued to meet great people in my community and at work.”

Shnipes resides in Eynon, Pa. and is a graduate of Valley View High School. Outside of the bank, she enjoys being with family, either hanging out by the pool or spending time at their camper.

The Honesdale National Bank Promotes Staff Members

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President, and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced Melissa Rushworth has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer.

In making the announcement, Sheridan stated, “I am pleased to promote Melissa to this new role as she grows personally and professionally here at HNB.” He continued, “With her dedication and longstanding record in the Forest City community, it is evident that her experience will lead to success in her new role.”

As AVP, Loan Officer, Rushworth will assist customers with direct and indirect consumer loans, mortgages, and home equity loans.

Rushworth started her banking career in 1998. She joined HNB in 2008 and has held various positions throughout her career including: Sales Associate, Teller, CSR, Branch Supervisor, Head Teller, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Manager, Human Resource Assistant and now Loan Officer.

In commenting on her new position at HNB, Rushworth noted, “HNB has given me the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. It really is like a second family.” She continued, “With the banking industry ever changing it’s comforting to know that we are committed to doing what’s best for our employees, customers and the communities we serve.”

Rushworth is from Mayfield, graduated from Lakeland Jr. Sr. High School, and has completed various continued learning opportunities through coursework through Pennsylvania Bankers Association, BAI, ICBA, and leadership seminars.

Outside of the bank, she is part of the Forest City Lions Club and loves spending time with family, going on vacations, camping, and gardening. She is an active supporter of all her children’s school and sporting events.

Furthermore, Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President, and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, has announced Kate Bryant has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

In making the announcement, Sheridan stated, “Kate continues to excel in her role and elevate the bank’s executive leadership team.” He continued, “Her contributions to maintaining HNB’s strength and stability and upholding shareholder value are the characteristics that will continue to drive us forward.” 

Bryant has served as the Bank’s CFO since 2016, through which she is responsible for managing the financial planning of the bank and helps direct its overall executive strategy across all departments. She had been previously promoted to Senior Vice President, CFO in 2020.

Bryant began her career in the financial industry in 1999, starting in the banking industry in 2003. She joined HNB in 2004 in the Accounting Department and has helped shepherd the development of accounting and Bank Security Act (BSA) functions.

In commenting on her time at the bank, Bryant noted, “HNB provides me with ongoing opportunities which support my overall professional growth and allows me to be an active participant in my community, for which I am very grateful.”

Bryant resides in Honesdale, Pa. and is a graduate of Honesdale High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Minor in Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She later received her Master of Business Administration from Villanova University.

Outside of the bank, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

The Honesdale National Bank, established in 1836, holds the distinction of being the area’s oldest independent community bank headquartered in Northeastern PA, with offices in Wayne, Pike, Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.  The Honesdale National Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth solutions.  For more information on HNB’s products and services, visit www.hnbbank.bank.

The Honesdale National Bank Promotes Member to Vice President

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President, and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced Thomas Zurla been promoted to Vice President, Training & Development Officer at HNB.

In making the announcement, Sheridan stated, “We are excited to give Tom the lead in this new role.” He continued, “He consistently shows enthusiasm and strategy in considering our opportunities to grow our team and support customer service levels and we can’t wait to have them translate into an ever-growing customer experience.”  

As Vice President, Training & Development Officer, Zurla will be working with new and existing team members to increase their skill set and help provide a higher and consistent level of customer service. He will work on enhancing and implementing more streamlined practices for both front and back-office employees to elevate the customer experience.

Zurla began his career in banking at another financial institution as a Teller/CSR in 1997 and has since held positions including Relationship Manager, Assistant Branch Manager/Branch Manager Retail Banking Training Coordinator, and AVP, Community Office Manager at. He joined HNB as AVP, Area Manager in 2022 based in the Bank’s Clarks Summit Office.

In commenting on his new position at HNB, Zurla noted, “HNB has brought me back to my roots of what it means to be a part of a community bank and be part of a family of bankers. We take pride in our culture and history and do our best every single day to give our customers the “HNB & Me” experience they have long associated us with.”

Zurla is a graduate Coughlin High School, Graduate of Luzerne County Community College and has obtained a degree in Business Management – Technology and holds and NMLS Certification.

Outside of the bank, he is a Board Member of the Rotary of the Abington’s, Treasurer and Vestry Member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer, and an organist/Soloist at Various Churches throughout NEPA.

HNB Welcomes New Branch Manager

Thomas E. Sheridan, President, & CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced James Marsh has joined HNB as a Branch Manager of the HNB Forest City Office.

In this role, he is responsible for oversight of the operations of staff and customer service in our Forest City office.  He will provide opportunities for staff to grow by coaching and leading by example. Marsh will retain any relationships this bank has with all current customers and expand or create relationships with new customers.

President & CEO, Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., noted, “We are excited to have James join our team in Forest City, and his enthusiasm mirrors HNB’s interests in supporting our communities. He said, “His overarching career experience will allow ease of development internally while ensuring the provision of great costumer service for our current and future customers of HNB.”

Marsh has eight years in the financial industry, previously working at another area financial institution as a Teller and Customer Service Representative. He also has seven years of experience teaching at Stroudsburg Area School District and Commonwealth Charter Academy.

He grew up in Clarks Summit and currently resides in Lake Ariel. He is a graduate of Abington Heights High School, attended Keystone College for a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in psychology, and currently attending The University of Phoenix for a master’s degree.

In mentioning his role at HNB, Marsh noted, “Working with HNB has given me ample opportunity to grow professionally and learn not only about this company, but about myself. Each employee has been very gracious, kind, and very helpful with my entering the company.” He continued, “This point in my career has been very rewarding to say the least. I hope to learn and grow with this company for many years to come.”

Outside of work, he likes to sing, cook, play with his 3 dogs, and be outside whenever possible.

HNB Promotes Vice President, Chief Operations Officer

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced the promotion of Kathy Enslin to Vice President, Chief Operations Officer.

Enslin joined The Honesdale National Bank in 1999 as an Assistant Vice President, Bookkeeping after spending 24 years with another area financial institution. In that role, she was an integral player in the oversight and development of many procedures and advancements that supported the Bank’s core account management and transaction workflows.  Enslin previously held the position of VP, Deposit Operations Officer for several years at HNB prior to her promotion to Vice President, Compliance Officer in 2015.

“With this promotion, we are very pleased to showcase Kathy’s technical, operational and innovative leadership,” said Sheridan. “Kathy’s appointment as COO is a strategic step for our organization and we know that her experience and skillset will continue to advance the Bank’s opportunities for growth as well as that for our customers.”

“I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to The Honesdale National Bank’s continued growth. I am looking forward to embarking on this new chapter in my career and new chapter for HNB.”

Enslin started her career in banking shortly after graduating from Western Wayne High School and has furthered her education through the American Institute of Banking (AIB).