HNB Joe Tini Earns National Certification

Joe Tini, Marketing & Communications Specialist at The Honesdale National Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) certification from the American Bankers Association.

“Earning the CFMP certification validates Joe Tini’s experience and depth of education in the bank marketing arena,” said bank President, and CEO, Thomas E. Sheridan Jr.

The CFMP certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of financial services marketing. To qualify for the CFMP certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the financial services marketing profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CFMP exam covers many areas including financial principles, laws and regulations, market research, characteristics of marketing plans, and marketing components.

Financial services professionals, working through ABA, initiated the CFMP certification and seven others to establish meaningful standards of knowledge in specialty areas of the financial services industry. ABA Professional Certifications formally recognize those who meet these standards and meet professional continuing education and development requirements. 

Tini joined HNB in his current role in 2020. He is a graduate of Valley View High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He is an avid outdoorsman who spends most of his free time fishing, mountain biking, boating, skiing, exercising, and traveling.           

Wendy Davis Joins HNB

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President, and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, has announced Wendy Davis has joined HNB as Branch Supervisor of the HNB Lake Wallenpaupack Office.

In making the announcement Sheridan stated, “Wendy has a superior understanding of the industry and has great influence in the local community.” He continued, “Her skills and expertise will play a huge part of her role to support our customers.”

As Branch Manager, Davis will be responsible for running and growing the Lake Wallenpaupack Branch as effectively and efficiently as possible.

She is a graduate of Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY with a degree in Liberal Arts/Elementary Ed.

Her previous banking experience was with the most recent Wells Fargo, First National Bank of Pennsylvania (FNB), Wayne Bank, HSBC, Provident Bank, and with her very first job in the industry was with LA Bank.  

In commenting on her new role at the bank, Davis noted, “I am so excited to be here at HNB! After working for other institutions, there is nothing more rewarding than working for a hometown community bank! I feel right at home with HNB!”

Outside of the bank, she is an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoys volunteering in the community.

Employees and Board Members Honored for Years of Service at HNB

The Honesdale National Bank has had the great fortune of having loyal and long-tenured employees helping serve its customers and greater communities. The Bank is pleased to recognize 22 employees and four board members who celebrated milestones of service in 2022.

Thomas E. Sheridan, HNB President & CEO, offered, “It is with great honor that we recognize those who make our organization one that cares and supports our local community. Each role plays a huge part in upholding for our mission to make strides in service for our customers each and every day.” 

5 Years of Service

Those recognized for 5 years of service are Sarah Gardner, Mortgage Advisor, HNB Mortgage; Paul Kuhn, Trust Clerk, Corporate Center; Nancy Mazzillo, Clerk, HNB Mortgage; Elizabeth Nagy, VP, Director of Sales , Marketing and Digital Banking, Corporate Center; Teresa Popko, Teller/CSR, Eynon Office; Cassandra Saul, Assistant Branch Manager, Forest City Office; Kelly Shuman, Teller/CSR Float, Lake Wallenpaupack Office; Stacey Theobald, Head Teller/CSR, Main Street Office; Jill Usefara, Loan Closing Coordinator, HNB Mortgage; Virginia Weidow, Mortgage Loan Processor, HNB Mortgage; Alissa Weiss, Cash Management Officer, Corporate Center.

10 Years of Service

Recognized for 10 years of service are Jody Evanitsky, Loan Operations Representative II, Corporate Center; Judy Flaherty, AVP Loan Closing Manager, HNB Mortgage; Alli Walczyk, Head Teller/CSR, Route 6 Office.

15 years of Service

Recognized for 15 years of service are Kevin Colgan, Fraud and Security Officer, Corporate Center; Lucy Palko, Head Teller, Hamlin Office; Rich Simmers, VP, Residential Mortgage Manager, HNB Mortgage.

20 Years of Service

Recognized for 20 years of service are Jerry Eck, Courier, Corporate Center; Lisa Hendrickson, Deposit/Loan Operations Representative, Corporate Center; Chuck Jurgensen, Board Member; Kurt Propst, Board Member; Donna Rinehimer, AVP, Underwriting Manager, HNB Mortgage.

30 Years of Service

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

Recognized for 30 years of service, Vicky Bryant, VP, Data Processing Manager, Corporate Center; Roger Dirlam, Board Member; Paul Meagher, Board Member; Linda Miller, AVP, Collections Officer, Corporate Center.

HNB Supports WVIA with EITC Donation

The Honesdale National Bank was once again authorized to make approved contributions under the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. HNB designated $2,500 of their approved allotment to WVIA Public Media. The funds, donated by HNB, will support educational programming.

HNB President & CEO, Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., stated, “The accessibility of public media will continue to be important to our communities.” He said, “We are glad that we are able to continue to serve our area by contributing funding for this program.”

Kirsten Smith, Grants & Education Officer at WVIA stated, “Thanks to the HNB’s EITC contributions, WVIA will be visiting many children in our shared region with educational programs to benefit their literacy and STEM needs. I will be certain to inform you of that progress and punctuate how impactful your EITC donations always are in doing wonderful things for children and families in our region.”

WVIA-FM is a non-commercial, public FM radio station licensed to serve Scranton, Pennsylvania and is the National Public Radio member station for Northeastern Pennsylvania. The station is owned by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association along with its sister television station, WVIA-TV.

HNB Supports The Cooperage Project

The Honesdale National Bank was once again authorized to make approved contributions under the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. HNB designated $5,000 of their approved allotment to The Cooperage Project, located in Honesdale, PA. The funds, donated by HNB, will support the ‘innovative educational program,’ Romping Radishes: A Healthy Living Class for Kids, and Pop-Up Club, a STEAM program for middle school students.

HNB President & CEO, Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., stated, “The Cooperage Project is an organization that is extremely important for the growth and education for our local youth.” He continued, “HNB is pleased to support this program to engage students in learning more about innovation and creativity.”

Arrah Fisher, Executive Director of The Cooperage Project, stated, “The Honesdale National Bank’s continued support of nonprofit organizations like ours is truly exemplary. In these particularly difficult times, your generosity is a testament to HNB’s dedication to strengthening our community.” She stated, “We are honored to accept this contribution.”

The mission of The Cooperage Project is to offer a range of instructive and entertaining activities that will engage, challenge and enlighten. Through a variety of programs, we will inspire people of all ages to both embrace diversity and celebrate shared experience in order to create a deeper sense of community.

HNB Supports Abington Community Library with EITC Donation

The Honesdale National Bank was once again authorized to make approved contributions under the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. HNB designated $3,000 of their approved allotment to the Abington Community Library. The funds, donated by HNB, will support K-12 educational opportunities.

HNB President & CEO, Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., stated, “Access to public libraries is important throughout the education of children and young adults.” He said, “We are excited to continue to serve our area by supporting this organization and contributing to their funding.”

The Abington Community Library is part of the Lackawanna County Library System. The Library is located at 1200 West Grove Street in Clarks Summit, PA.

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. HNB is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender with NMLS ID # 446237.

HNB Promotes New Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager

Ryan Ehrhardt

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

In making the announcement, Sheridan stated, “We are pleased to have Ryan grow his career here at HNB.” He continued, “He has done an excellent job in support of our commercial lending team. His local knowledge and background in credit will be very valuable in his new position.”

As Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager, Ehrhardt will be responsible for supporting commercial loan officers through developing and managing commercial loan relationships, which includes providing a high level of service and analysis of commercial credit opportunities.

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.

In commenting on his new role at HNB, Ehrhardt noted, “I consider myself very fortunate to work and start my career in banking at HNB.” He noted, “In the short time I’ve been here, I can confidently say this is a bank that genuinely cares about the people, businesses, and communities they serve, which is why I’m excited about my new role further positioning me to support our areas local business people.”

Ehrhardt is from Paupack, Pa. 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.

Casey Ferranti Promoted to Branch Manager at HNB Bank

Casey Ferranti

Thomas E. Sheridan, President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced Casey Ferranti promoted to Branch Manager overseeing the HNB Lake Wallenpaupack Office.

In making the statement, Sheridan noted, “Casey is an experienced and well-respected member of the HNB team.  We are eager to see her take on this new role and very confident she will do an outstanding job.  Her extensive knowledge of our systems and operations will be a valuable asset in her ability to provide excellent customer service at the branch”.

In her current role as Deposit Operations Representative, Ferranti focuses on the maintenance of the deposit database as well as tracking documentation for new accounts.

Ferranti has a variety of experience in the financial industry from positions including Teller, Head Teller/CSR, Front Desk Receptionist/Greeter, a Representative in Data Processing for seven years and has spent the last four years in Deposit Operations.

In mentioning her role at HNB, Ferranti said, “Working for HNB has allowed me to advance in my career. I have always believed in working hard and gaining as much knowledge as I could in any position I held, from being a teller or working in the back office.” She continued, “Every position gives you opportunity for growth, and not just advancing in your career, but allowing you to obtain the knowledge and experience you need to excel and move forward.”

Originally from Honesdale, Ferranti is a graduate of Wayne Highlands School District.

Outside of the bank, her spare time is spent with her daughter Adrianna and three dogs. She enjoys the outdoors by hiking, tubing, swimming, fishing, skiing, and ice skating. She has been a member at NEPA Fit club in Blakely for six years. She loves to watch football, whether it’s Friday nights under the lights, or on TV. She is also on the Board of The Dessin Animal Shelter. 

The Honesdale National Bank Foundation Supports Dress for Success Lackawanna

Left to right: Mary Ann Lezzi and Elizabeth Nagy

The Honesdale National Bank Foundation supports the community with a $2,500 contribution to Dress for Success Lackawanna (DFSL). The funds will specifically support the organization’s Jumpstart Program through Network for Good. Jumpstart is a grant funded yearlong program that blends together personal coaching, technology, technical assistance, peer learning and an educational framework to help non-profits raise funds to support the organization’s mission.

HNB President & CEO David Raven stated, “HNB is dedicated to helping our communities’ with funding for support programs in our area.” He continued, “We understand there are challenges that many face when it comes to starting and building a career. Having access to these useful resources can have a great impact on those we care about most.”

Dress for Success Lackawanna is a human services agency dedicated to meeting the needs of low-income women who are either unemployed or underemployed. Programs are designed to ensure that marginalized women have the tools and resources needed to obtain a job and build a career. Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Lackawanna helps by facilitating economic independence, self-sufficiency, confidence and employment retention through their career center, personal development and suiting programs. Funding for the Jumpstart Program will help DFSL establish, diversify and increase individual fundraising revenues to grow these programs as well as the ability to provide services within its six-county footprint.

The Honesdale National Bank Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity established by The Honesdale National Bank to engage in community giving initiatives that foster the area’s growth and resources as it has remained committed to since its founding in 1836. The Foundation’s aims to fulfill that mission through initiatives that support the sustainability and strengthening of resources and programming that make local communities thrive and remain desirable places to live, work, and play. The mission will be upheld through the provision of funding for public charities, institutions, schools and other not-for-profit organizations throughout our local area.

Honesdale National Bank Welcomes New Branch Supervisor

David Raven, President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced Sharon Smith has joined HNB as Branch Supervisor of the Lackawaxen Office.

In making the statement, Raven noted, “We are pleased to welcome Sharon to the HNB Family. Her strong retail and customer service experience will be of great benefit as we look to continue to support the needs of our customers in the Lackawaxen community.” 

Originally from Queens, NY, Smith is new to the financial industry. She moved to the area in her teenage years, graduating from Honesdale High School, and has since received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Management from East Stroudsburg University. She has then pursued over 20 years in retail management at the Dollar Tree in Honesdale.

In mentioning her new role with HNB, Smith said, “I am excited to start a new career and reinvent myself in a new industry.” She continued, “I am looking forward to using my decades of experience in the customer service industry to serve my community in a new way.”

In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with family, watching movies, or shopping.