Fidelity Bankers Get Promoted

fidelityDaniel J. Santaniello, President & CEO, Fidelity Bank is pleased to announce that at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors, the board, based upon management’s recommendation, promoted the following Fidelity Bankers to new Corporate Officer positions:

Angelo DeCesaris has been named a Senior Vice President. Angelo will also be taking on the new role of Regional Commercial Group Leader, responsible for Business Relationship Managers and the Business Banking team in the Northeast region. A member of Fidelity Bank for the past three years, he serves commercial clients from the Kingston Office with a focus on Luzerne County.  

Joseph Tomko has been appointed a Senior Vice President.  Joe is a Business Relationship Manager focused on the Lackawanna County market. A Fidelity Banker for the past 3 1/2 years, he is highly regarded by his peers and has a loyal client base because of his solid guidance and attention to their needs.  

Carlo Ramelah has been appointed Vice President.  Carlo joined Fidelity Bank in 2019 and leads the Bank’s IT group as the Information Technology Manager. His leadership is witnessed regularly and most recently, he quickly coordinated and implemented the transformation of our bankers into remote workers due to the Covid-19 crisis, ensuring the continued operation of Fidelity Bank.

David Saxton has been appointed Assistant Vice President.  Dave’s talents in graphic design and his strategic focus on aligning the Fidelity Model Experience has created a strong brand presence in his role as Technology and Digital Client Experience Officer.  A 7-year Fidelity Banker, he has grown in skill, responsibility and scope, continuously enhancing the delivery of the Fidelity Bank brand.

Lori Barrett has been appointed Assistant Vice President.  Lori joined our Wealth Management Division as a trust officer in 2018, and with a background in law, brings a depth of knowledge to the team that is demonstrated during her conversations with her co-workers, clients and prospects.  

Kathleen Solsman is appointed to Officer Status.  Kathy is the Bank’s Business Relationship Administrative Manager, handling all administrative support and overseeing sales efficiencies.  Her extensive reporting skills, ability to develop new processes, and her focus on internal relationships has made her the go-to person, relied upon and respected by many.

Matthew Stroney is appointed to Officer Status.  Matthew joined Fidelity in 2017 and quickly rose to the position of Credit Administrator.  He has a strong understanding of the Bank’s reporting infrastructure, developed an expertise in software programs and focuses on continuous improvements to master the Credit Administration reporting.  

“I am pleased to recognize these seven Fidelity Bankers for their commitment to perfect effort,” said Santaniello. “They demonstrate the Fidelity Model Experience on a daily basis, and our bank, clients and community are lucky to have them.”

Fidelity Bank Makes Donation Komen Gala for the Cure

Pictured from left are Mary Marrara, Mary Kay Warner; Daniel J. Santaniello, President & CEO, Fidelity Bank, and event co-chairs: Joann Marsili and Paula Mackarey.

Pictured from left are Mary Marrara, Mary Kay Warner; Daniel J. Santaniello, President & CEO, Fidelity Bank, and event co-chairs: Joann Marsili and Paula Mackarey.

Daniel J. Santaniello, President and CEO of Fidelity Bank, recently presented the committee members for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s upcoming Gala for the Cure with a $5,000 donation.  The Gala for the Cure will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

The gala is a celebration honoring the organization’s 25 years of the Northeast Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one of the longest running affiliates in the nation.  Its goal is to raise funds to provide breast health education, breast cancer early detection screening and treatment services to 19 counties in Northeast PA. To date, nearly $4 million has been given locally for services.

“Komen NEPA helps fund services, education and treatment, to uninsured local women and men in need,” stated event co-chair Joann Marsili, Vice President, Director of Marketing and Sales at Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank. “So many lives have been touched by this awful disease, I am very proud to be part of an organization like Fidelity Bank that realizes the importance and the great need that is fulfilled by Komen NEPA in our area and we so grateful to all of our other sponsors who have generously supported this cause.” added Marsili.

Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as trusted advisors to the customers served, and is proud to be an active member of the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With 11 branches located throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, Fidelity Bank offers full-service Trust & Investment Departments, a Mortgage center, and an array of personal and business banking products and services. The Bank provides 24 hour, seven day a week service to customers through branch offices, online at, and through the Customer Care Center at 800-388-4380.