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June 08, 2016

Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. Promotes Barbara Cassise to Regional Manager

Cassise takes the reigns thanks to exceptional leadership qualities.

Barbara Cassise

LUZERNE, PA - Richard A. Grafmyre, President and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc., has announced the promotion of Barbara Cassise to Vice President/Regional Manager for Luzerne Bank, a subsidiary bank of Penns Woods Bancorp.

Cassise has over 26 years of experience in the banking industry, including over 10 years as a Vice President at M&T Bank before joining the Luzerne Bank family in 2015. Cassise graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Hazleton Campus of Penn State University. She is also a graduate of the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking and the SBA Loan and Community Reinvestment program.  Over the course of her banking career, Cassise has held positions ranging from Associate Relationship Manager to Assistant Vice President to Vice President. Cassise contributes to her local community by serving in the Hazleton Rotary Club; Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce; Annual United Way of Greater Hazleton Allocation Committee; Autism Awareness and National Fragile X Foundation; and Susquehanna Service Dogs organization. Cassise is also a dual Graduate of Leadership Hazleton and Lycoming. 

“In a very short amount of time, Barb has exhibited the qualities we find crucial to a positive leadership culture in Luzerne Bank,” said Grafmyre. “Her background in community banking and experience in leadership roles gives her the ability to balance the regional management needs of the Luzerne Bank while still providing for the needs of the communities that we serve.”

Cassise enjoys spending her free time with her husband of 21 years, Domenick; and their son, Domenick Michael. Cassise also has two service dogs from Susquehanna Service Dogs named Kiara and Denim.

Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. is the $1.3 billion parent company of Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank. Jersey Shore State Bank operates fifteen branch offices providing financial services in Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, Montour and Union Counties. Luzerne Bank operates eight branch offices providing financial services in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Investment and insurances products are offered through Jersey Shore State Bank’s subsidiary, The M Group, Inc. D/B/A The Comprehensive Financial Group.

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