Fidelity Bank announces promotions and new Director of Marketing

Daniel J. Santaniello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Noelle Krempasky, Vice President, to Director of Marketing.

Since 2018, Krempasky has served as Marketing Manager, helping to create a robust and competitive brand. Her efforts, including her innovative approach to marketing, drive sales in all divisions. In this role, she will oversee the strategic marketing efforts of the organization including digital sales.

“Noelle has shown a strong ability to consult and advise on marketing-related matters. She’s continued to exceed expectations, develop and manage programs, and effectively execute on the Bank’s strategic objects,” said Santaniello.

Krempasky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Cedar Crest College, Allentown. She’s also a graduate of the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing, where she earned her Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) designation, and is a graduate of Leadership Lackawanna, Class of 2011.


8 Fidelity Bankers have also received promotions. This distinguished group of Bankers exemplifies the vision and core values of Fidelity Bank. 

Theresa M. Hinton, Esq., CTFA, has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Serving Fidelity Bank since 2015, Hinton leads the Trust and Fiduciary services area of Fidelity Bank Wealth Management. She oversees account administration, relationship management, regulatory compliance, and business development. She also provides estate planning consultations to clients.

Hinton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from St. Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation in 2019, and her professional affiliations include membership in the Pennsylvania and Lackawanna County Bar Associations.

An active member of the community, Hinton is a board member of the Women’s Resource Center, a member of Lackawanna County Pro Bono’s Elder Law Clinic, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of NEPA. She is the assistant women’s tennis coach at Marywood University.

Hinton resides in Dickson City, with her husband, Attorney Tim Hinton. The couple has four adult children, Sara, John, Emily, and Daniel.

Dena Hughes has been named Bank Officer.  As Business Services Relationship Manager, Hughes provides critical strategic and operational support to increase revenue. She cultivates profitable business relationships and generates fee income by identifying, analyzing, selling, and supporting 

deposit, treasury management, and workplace banking products and services to clients.

Hughes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Communications from The College of Staten Island, City University of New York. 

She serves as Treasurer of the GFWC Pocono Mountain Women’s Club, and as communications co-chairperson of GFWC Pennsylvania.

Hughes resides in Blakeslee with her husband, Stephen Hughes Jr.  She has three stepchildren, Stephen III, Riana, and Angela.

Judy Knowles Comerford has been promoted to Vice President. Comerford has been part of the Fidelity Bank team since 2012, and as Customer Experience Manager, she designs, develops, and delivers client experience training to Fidelity Bankers. She also serves as the Bank’s SAFE Act Officer.  

Comerford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Marywood University, Scranton. 

A resident of Clarks Summit, Comerford has five adult children, Caroline, John, Kathleen, Mary, and Michael.

Lauren Luongo has been appointed Assistant Vice President. As Business Relationship Manager, Luongo reviews and structures commercial loans designed to best meet the needs of new and existing clients. In addition to generating new business, she supports the Bank’s retail division through consultations with Bankers and clients.

Luongo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Active in the community, Luongo is treasurer of North Pocono Feeding Families. She resides in Mayfield Township.

Logan Hansman has been promoted to Vice President. Serving as Retail Services Manager, Hansman leads a team of Bankers dedicated to ensuring efficient and effective branch operations through exceptional support, streamlined procedures and policies, and workflows designed to optimize the client and Banker experience.

Hansman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. She resides in Drums with her fiancé, Steve Eisenhart.

Lori Rowker has been named Bank Officer. A member of the Fidelity Bank team since 1984, she is the AAP, Electronic Banking Team Lead. Rowker facilitates Fidelity Bank’s electronic banking functions, providing critical technical and operational support to clients. She holds an Associate’s degree in Information Systems from Lackawanna College, Scranton, and earned her Accredited ACH Professional designation in 2015.

She resides in Dickson City with her husband, Lawrence.  The couple has a son, Thomas, and a granddaughter, Emma, age 8.

Matthew Stroney has been appointed Vice President, Credit Administration Manager. In his role, he assists in the preparation of the Bank’s quarterly and annual financial statements, prepares monthly and quarterly reports related to the Bank’s loan and asset quality, and manages the appraisal process for all real-estate secured commercial loans.

Stroney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. He resides in Dalton.

 Susan Lucas has been named Bank Officer. A member of the Fidelity Bank team since 1993, she is the Loan Operations Servicing Supervisor. As Loan Operations Servicing Supervisor, she oversees the daily operations of the Loan Servicing Department, including balancing accounts.  She resides in Peckville.

Catholic Choral Society kicking off 74th year

The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 74th year on Tuesday, Sept. 13th with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the IHM center at Marywood University. New members are welcome; no auditions are required.

The Choral Society is non-denominational and composed of members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Suquehanna, Pike and Wyoming counties. The chorus performs sacred, classical, and secular music at performances in Northeast PA counties.

The Catholic Choral Society’s first concert is the annual November Generations Concert on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p,m. at Holy Rosary Church, Scranton, where the chorus will host regional choral groups from elementary school through college. Additional choral presentations are scheduled for the Advent, Christmas, Lenten and spring seasons.

Director of the Choral society is Ann Manganiello, Exeter and accompanist is Kim Gnall, Scranton.

Board members and officers assisting president, Brenda Grunza, Nicholson, and president emeritus, Dr. Thomas Rittenhous,e include Lois Ostrowski, Pittston; Nancy Flannery, Kingston; Sheila O’Brien, Dunmore; Kate Conaboy, Archbald; Rich Gibbons, Hunlock Creek; and Chris Koster, Greentown.

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Golf Tournament proceeds help Hospice of the Sacred Heart


Hospice of the Sacred Heart recently received proceeds in the amount of $2,000 from the fifth Annual Sean Powell Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Kids Kloset, a pediatric patient initiative of Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

The tournament, in memory of Sean Powell, was held at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. Kids Kloset is a storage locker containing free items offered to pediatric patients and young children dealing with the loss of a loved one. Items include toys, games, electronic devices, books and learning tools. The Hospice of the Sacred Heart Kids Kloset is supported in part by a generous grant from AllOne Foundation and Charities and the Sean Powell Memorial Golf Tournament.

Shown from left: Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Lucas Powell, son of Sean and Shelly Powell and Shelly Powell, wife of Sean Powell.