karen brouse

Bloomsburg, PA – First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. announces the promotion of Karen Brouse to Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and Compliance. Karen manages the bank’s internal audit process and ensures bank-wide regulatory compliance. She serves as the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer, oversees the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) program, and is a key member of the Risk Management Team.

Karen’s banking career spans nearly three decades, which includes 19 years with First Columbia. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting, and is an honors graduate of the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association Advanced School of Banking.

About First Columbia Bank

First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. has been a local community bank for nearly 125 years. With more than $952.8 million in assets as of September 30, 2022, First Columbia offers a full complement of banking, trust, and financial services to individuals and businesses throughout Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties and the surrounding area. The locally owned and managed bank operates 12 branch offices in the communities of Benton, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Buckhorn, Catawissa, Danville, Elysburg, Lightstreet, Millville, and Scott Township. Member FDIC