Jennifer Roxbury, COO of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Advisory Committee for the PBA School of Banking. The Committee is responsible for reviewing the operational aspects of the school and evaluating school curriculum to insure it is relevant and meets PBA member banks’ educational needs. The week-long school, conducted at Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA, provides an overview of the general banking environment and internal bank management functions.
Roxbury will serve a 3-year term starting July 1. Ms. Roxbury currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton. She is responsible for managing the Bank’s branch network, marketing, human resources, compliance, facilities, and all consumer loan and deposit operations. Ms. Roxbury has strong system enhancement, product development and project management skills.
Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s major banking trade association representing a diverse membership. The Association provides government relations representation on behalf of the industry in Pennsylvania and offers extensive continuing education programs for bankers.
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Heather D. Serafini has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager.
Ms. Serafini has been developing and maintaining customer relationships within the Ridgway market since 2004. Ms. Serafini is responsible for the continuous growth of the Ridgway market as well as the management of the local branch. In addition, she has displayed exceptional community support and involvement to many Ridgway events and organizations. Her hard work and dedication has provided Farmers National Bank the opportunity to utilize her leadership to open another full-service banking branch in St. Marys, PA.
Ms. Serafini will continue to serve the Ridgway community as Branch Manager in conjunction with managing the new St. Marys full-service banking branch.
Ms. Serafini resides in Brockport, Pennsylvania.
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Audrey Rattay has joined the Bank as Marketing Coordinator.
In this position, Ms. Rattay will be an integral part in the Bank’s marketing, advertising, and branding initiatives, both strategically and creatively. She will also be a part of the Bank’s strategic initiatives to support business development and fulfill corporate objectives.
Ms. Rattay obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Thiel College. She resides in Emlenton, PA.
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Joshua D. Fye has been promoted to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.
Mr. Fye will continue to be responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships in Butler, Mercer, and surrounding counties. Mr. Fye has over 11 years of business experience with solid customer relationship and lending skills.
Mr. Fye holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at The University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has attended the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association’s Commercial Lending School at Bucknell University. He currently resides in Slippery Rock with his family.
Farmers National Bank recently donated $4,900 to St. Barnabas Charities. The Free Care Fund provides more than $4.5 million worth of care annually to poor and low-income patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.
A check was presented at The Arbors at St. Barnabas. Representing the Bank and presenting the check to Anthony R. Savannah, Executive Director of Corporate Relations and Marketing for St. Barnabas were Robert A. Vernick, Senior Vice President, Chief Lending and Business Development Officer; Bruce Goodman, Vice President, Commercial Lending; and Michel Vasiladiotis, Assistant Vice President, Manager of Marketing and Advertising.
“At Farmers, we’re proud to support St. Barnabas Health System and its mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients of all ages,” stated Robert A. Vernick, Senior Vice President , Chief Lending and Business Development Officer Farmers National Bank.
Farmers recently donated $3,000 The AC Valley Development Corp., the fiscal agent for the Foxburg Team and Business Group. Pictured are Mike Vereb, Manager of the Foxburg Inn and Hotel. receiving the check on behalf of the AC Valley Dev. Corp. and the Foxburg Group; Cindy Elder, Assistant Vice President - Branch Manager; and Aubery Hulings, Vice President - Operations Manager.
Farmers recently presented a donation to the United Way of Venango County in the amount of $7,309. Pictured are Jane Klinger, Director of the United Way; Heather King, Assistant Vice President - Manager of Human Resources at Farmers National Bank; and Minnie Fink, of the United Way.
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Heather L. King obtained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute.
The PHR Certification test requires four years of Human Resources experience, as well as several months of preparation. The test consists of six functional areas of the Human Resources discipline, some of which are foreign to the traditional Human Resources generalist and may require additional study time and focus.
Ms. King received her Associate Degree from the Sawyer School. She resides in Knox, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Matt, and two children.
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Amy L. Ruot has been promoted to Branch Manager of the Titusville office.
In this position, Mrs. Ruot will be responsible for maintaining existing customer relationships, as well as business development within this market. Ruot possesses over nine years of banking experience. She brings strong leadership and financial background.
Ruot resides in Titusville, Pennsylvania, with her family.
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Bruce J. Goodman has joined the organization as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.
In this position, Mr. Goodman will be responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships in the Cranberry Township, Wexford, and Zelienople areas. Mr. Goodman brings a broad range of lending and finance experience having served most recently as Assistant Vice President, Corporate Treasury Management Officer at Dollar Bank. With over 18 years of business development experience, Goodman possesses solid customer relationship and lending skills.
Mr. Goodman holds a Masters of Business Administration from Robert Morris University. He also holds a Bachelors of Science degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family.