Wayne Bank Welcomes Joseph W. Adams as Senior Vice President

Jim Donnelly, President and CEO of Wayne Bank, announced the appointment of Joseph W. Adams as Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management and Investment Services for Wayne Bank.

Adams most recently served as Director for Norwood Financial Corp and Wayne Bank, having resigned that position during the March 19, 2024 board meeting.

In his new role, Adams will provide leadership to the Bank’s Wealth Management and Trust Services department and Norwood Investment Corp.

Mr. Donnelly stated, “Norwood Financial Corp and Wayne Bank have been fortunate to enjoy Joe’s extensive experience and guidance for over nine years during his tenure as Director.  I am delighted that we will continue to benefit from those qualities, as well as his leadership and expertise in the field of wealth management and investment services.  This is an exciting evolution for Wayne Bank and its employees, customers, and shareholders.”

Adams has 39 years of financial management experience and has held titles including Business Manager, Financial Advisor, School Superintendent, and Senior Executive Vice President of Wealth Management.  He was a Wayne County Commissioner and served as a member of the PA House of Representative for the 139th District of Pike and Wayne Counties.

Adams earned a B. S. in Economics and Finance and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Scranton.  He is also a Certified Financial Planning Curriculum Graduate from Pace University.

Adams is an organizer of the Emergency Food Relief Program, which has raised over $400,000 in donations to feed 1600 local families.  He was a former Chairman and a 30-year member of the Human Resource Center Board and a founding member of the Fall Music Festival and the Kelly Lalley Fund.  He’s a member of the Honesdale Lions Club, the COAL Foundation, and the Committee to Renovate Hawley’s Bingham Park, as well as a former board member of NEPA Alliance, the Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, the Wayne County Family Center, the Wayne County Library Advisory Committee, the Wayne County YMCA, the Wayne County Children and Youth Advisory Board, and the Committee to relocate the historic White Mills Fire Hall.  A former Chairman and member of the Palmyra Township Planning Committee, Adams has helped organize the effort to save the historic Hankins Dam, build the outdoor dog play park at Dessin Animal Shelter, and build Western Wayne’s softball Field.  He’s volunteered his time as a Wallenpaupack and Honesdale Biddy Basketball Referee, Wallenpaupack Biddy Basketball Coach, Wallenpaupack Teener League Umpire, and Wallenpaupack American Legion Baseball Coach.  Adams is a 40-year member of the Honesdale Golf Club, a 40-year member of Cold Hill Hunting Club, and a lifelong member of Murphy Hunting Club.  He resides in Hamlin with his wife, Kathy.

Gerald Zaboski Named Senior Vice President for the University of Scranton

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Gerald Zaboski ’87, G’95, was named senior vice president for the Office of the President at The University of Scranton, effective July 1, 2022. 

Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, has named Gerald Zaboski ’87, G’95, as senior vice president for the Office of the President, effective July 1, 2022.

Zaboski currently serves as vice president for enrollment management and external affairs. In his new position, he will continue to oversee the areas of marketing, communications and external affairs for Scranton, in addition to assuming new responsibilities for assisting the president with the advancement of the University’s strategic plan, and the creation and sustaining of new and existing partnerships with other institutions of higher learning, both international and domestic.

“Beginning his service in 1988, Gerry’s vast experience at Scranton and unquestionable devotion to our mission will prove quite beneficial to our success in the years ahead,” said Father Marina in an announcement to the University community regarding the promotion.

Zaboski will also continue to serve as a member of the University’s cabinet and as the leader for the University’s Incident Management Team.

Zaboski joined the staff at the University in 1988. During his career at Scranton he served as executive assistant to the president, vice president for external affairs and vice president for alumni and public relations. He has also served on and chaired several committees including the University’s 125th Anniversary Committee. Prior to joining the University, he worked as public information manager for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Zaboski serves on the board and executive committee of the Agency for Community Empowerment, and on the boards of Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises and the Institute for Public Policy and Research. He also serves as treasurer of the West Wyoming Hose Company #1.  He is a past president of the Scranton Lions Club.

A resident of West Wyoming, Zaboski earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Scranton and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Alpha and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies.

Wayne Bank Hires Dunda as Senior Vice President

Lewis J Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce that Paul Dunda has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and Senior Operations Officer. Mr. Dunda will be working out of the Bank’s Corporate Office in Honesdale in operations and technology management.

Mr. Critelli noted, “I am so pleased to welcome Paul to our operations leadership team. He has thirty years of community banking experience and his expertise in operations, technology, strategic planning, and project management will be an asset as our organization continues to grow.”

Mr. Dunda holds a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in History from the University of Scranton. He is the GCU District 5 Lodge President and is involved in fundraising for local youth sports. Mr. Dunda resides in Dunmore and enjoys golfing, the outdoors, and spending time with his girlfriend, Christina, and son, Blake.

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 30 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware, Sullivan, Otsego, Ontario, and Yates Counties in New York State, including those offices operating under the Bank of Cooperstown and Bank of the Finger Lakes brands. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL.

Wayne Bank Promotes Vincent G. O’Bell

Lewis J. Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Vincent G. O’Bell to Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.

“I am delighted to announce this promotion,” remarked Mr. Critelli. “Vinny’s strong leadership has contributed to the growth and profitability of the Bank’s commercial lending portfolio. His extensive experience and commitment to the communities we serve make him well-suited to this position, and firmly positions Wayne Bank for the continued expansion of our business lending efforts.”

Mr. O’Bell joined the Bank in 2016 and has served as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer for the Lackawanna County market since that time, as well as a Team Leader within the Commercial Lending division. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Banking from Lackawanna Junior College and a Graduate Degree in Banking and Finance from the Stonier School of Banking. In 2019, Mr. O’Bell was recognized by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association for his 40 years of service, having held various senior roles in the banking industry for four decades.

Mr. O’Bell is very involved with his community and serves as the Scranton Lackawanna Health and Welfare Board Chairman; a Rotary Club of Scranton Paul Harris Fellow, Board Member, and Treasurer; a Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Board Member and Treasurer; a NEPA Alliance Board Member; a Eucharistic minister and finance council for the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish; and a Finance and Investment Committee Member for the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He resides in Jessup, with his wife, MaryLynn.

Ferdinand Feola is Promoted to Senior Vice President at The Dime Bank

President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich and the Board of Directors announced the promotion of Ferdinand Feola to Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and a member of The Dime Bank’s Senior Officer team.

Feola joined The Dime Bank’s management team in 2019 as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Within this role, Feola leads a strategic, cohesive bank-wide technology program to align technology goals to other departmental and organizational objectives. Feola evaluates and implements new systems and upgrades existing infrastructure for the optimal use of data, information, and digital technology platforms. These efforts assist in achieving greater convenience and time saving benefits for customers and increased efficiency for the bank’s employees.

President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich stated, “Ferd’s 25 years of technology leadership brought a wealth of knowledge to the information technology side of The Dime Bank. He brings technology to the forefront of our business with our employees and customers. We are excited to have Ferd in this elevated management role as we pledge to continue to offer the best banking solutions to differentiate the banking experience at The Dime Bank.” Feola holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Valley Forge and has completed FEMA Incident Command Training. He is a published columnist writing technology articles for national publications. Feola is also a licensed minister and together with his wife, Bonnie, they have a passion for seeing families prosper and restored. They have been involved in Foster Care for several years, served in several positions in the local church, and have led and participated in multiple short-term outreach trips to Romania and Puerto Rico.