FNCB Announces Promotions

FNCB, locally-based since 1910, has announced the following staff promotions:

Keehna Murphy, Vice President, Credit Analyst Supervisor

Murphy, who joined FNCB in 2014 as a credit analyst, will oversee mentoring and training of credit staff as well as prepare, review and assess risk associated with commercial credit requests.

Ms. Murphy, a graduate of Union-Endicott High School (NY) and Marywood University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, earned an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Clarks Green with her husband Mark and daughter, Ella.

Ellen Pritchard, Vice President, Community Office Manager

Pritchard will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the FNCB Bank Community Office in Honesdale. She joined FNCB in 2006 as a Senior Customer Service Representative before being promoted to Community Office Manager of the Honesdale branch in 2010.

A graduate of Southeast High School (Bradenton, FL), she has completed numerous American Institute of Banking courses. She resides in Honesdale with her husband, Dick.

Kelley Zionce, Assistant Vice President, Community Office Manager II

Zionce will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the Back Mountain FNCB Bank Community Office. She joined FNCB in 2013 as a Customer Service Representative and held various positions before being promoted to Community Office Manager of the Back Mountain branch in 2018. Prior to joining FNCB she had more than 20 years of experience in banking. 

A graduate of Hanover Area High School and Luzerne County Community College with a degree in business administration, she is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre and a board member of the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Wilkes-Barre and has three children: Marissa, Jonathon and Jillian.

Thomas P. Zurla, Assistant Vice President, Community Office Manager

Zurla will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the FNCB Bank Daleville Community Office.

He joined FNCB in 2018 as a Retail Banking Training Coordinator before being promoted to Community Office Manager in 2020. Prior to joining FNCB, he spent 22 years with M&T Bank in various leadership positions.

A graduate of James Coughlin High School, he attended Luzerne County Community College for business management. He is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Lackawanna and is an organist/cantor at various churches throughout NEPA. He resides in Scranton with his husband, Michael.

Louise Balbach, Assistant Vice President, Community Office Manager II

Balbach will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the FNCB Bank Community Office in Exeter.

She joined FNCB in 2013 and has held the positions of Customer Service Representative, Assistant Community Office Manager and Community Office Manager. Prior to joining FNCB, she had more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry.

A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she attended the University of Scranto and has completed numerous American Bankers Association courses and is a member of the Wyoming Kiwanis, Wilkes-Barre Women’s Network and the Greater Pittston Women’s Network. She resides in Exeter and has three children: Cassandra, Nicole, and Michael.

Diane Abbott, Banking Officer, Assistant Community Office Manager

Abbott will be responsible for helping manage the daily operations of the FNCB Community Office in Honesdale.

Ms. Abbott joined FNCB in 2006 and has held the positions of Teller, CSR, Personal Banker and Assistant Community Office Manager. Prior to joining FNCB, she was a banker with Farmers & Merchants Bank and Harleysville National Bank.

She is a graduate of Honesdale High School and has completed numerous banking courses. She resides in Honesdale with her husband Jeff. They have two children: Jonathan and Morgan.

Justin Kravitz, Banking Officer, CRM Marketing Specialist

Kravitz will be responsible for the administration of the Bank’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

Prior to joining FNCB in 2018, he held project management and marketing positions at several northeastern Pennsylvania companies. 

A graduate of Forest City High School and Wilkes-University with a bachelor’s degree in integrated media, he resides in Fell Township with his wife Rebecca and children Jaylee, Alexandria, Savannah and Levi.

Michael Cioffari, Banking Officer, Technology Services Analyst

Cioffari provides technical support for bank employees, management of Citrix environment as well as server infrastructure and Windows desktops. Prior to joining FNCB in 2007, he was employed by MetLife in Clarks Summit. 

Mr. Cioffari is a graduate of Mid Valley High School and Keystone College with an associate degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in information technology. He resides in Throop.

FNCB Donated $5,000 to Allied Vocational Services

FNCB Bank presented a $5,000 donation to the Vocational Services Division of Allied Services. FNCB will serve as co-presenting sponsors of Allied Services 2021 Vocational Services Golf Classic at Glenmaura National Golf Club, Moosic. Shown at the presentation are, from left: James F. Burke, Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer, FNCB Bank; Mike Avvisato, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Allied Services; Jerry Champi, President & Chief Executive Officer, FNCB Bank; Robert Ames, Vice President, Community Services, Allied Services, and Atty. Bill Conaboy, President & Chief Executive Officer, Allied Services.

FNCB Bank announced its support for Allied Services with a $5,000 donation to the Vocational Services Division. FNCB will serve as co-presenting sponsors of Allied Services 2021 Vocational Services Golf Classic. The charity tournament is scheduled for Monday, July 12, at Glenmaura National Golf Club,  Moosic.  

Now in its 28th year, the tournament benefits individuals with disabilities participating in training and employment programs provided by the non-profit health system. Allied Services Vocational Services Division serves over 500 individuals with disabilities each year. Individuals with disabilities enrolled in the program receive specialized training, development of work-related skills, and supervision and guidance in the workplace as needed. The goal of the program is to support and empower individuals with disabilities as members of the workforce.    

The Vocational Services Golf Classic features a shotgun start, lunch, cocktail hour, and an awards program.  To learn more about sponsoring or participating in the tournament visit alliedservices.org/vsdgolf or call 570.348.1407.  

FNCB Donates to Scranton Prep Scholarship Fund

FNCB Donation

FNCB Bank presented a $27,500 Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation to Scranton Prep’s P.J.H.S. (Pennsylvania Jesuit High Schools) Scholarship Fund.

From left: James Bone, FNCB Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; Christian Davis, Scranton Prep Vice President; Jerry Champi, FNCB Bank President & Chief Executive Officer; Alycia Schwartz, Scranton Prep Director of Finance; Rev. Ryan Maher, S.J., Scranton Prep President; and Greg Collins, FNCB Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer.