Press Release

April 25, 2017 - CCFNB Bancorp, Inc. Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Bloomsburg, PA – CCFNB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: CCFN), parent company of First Columbia Bank & Trust Co., announced today, at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the retirement of Glenn E. Halterman as Chairman and Director of the Corporation and the Bank.

Mr. Halterman has served as Chairman of the Corporation since 2008 and the Bank since 2003.  He was Chairman of Columbia Financial Corporation from 2003 to 2008, as well as Interim CEO of First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. from January 1, 2004 to March 2005.  He also served as President of First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. from 1991 to 1995.

Lance O. Diehl, Director, President and CEO, said, “Mr. Halterman has completed a successful tenure of dedicated service to the Corporation and the Bank.  We wish him the best in the future.”

Mr. Halterman said, “I have enjoyed my many years with First Columbia Bank & Trust and the two parent corporations I have served as Chairman. As the Corporation moves forward into a new community, I step away with the confidence the Corporation will continue to be successful in the future.”

The Board of Directors appointed Edwin A. Wenner to succeed Mr. Halterman as Chairman of the Corporation and the Bank.  Mr. Wenner is retired and was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.  He began his career with the former Columbia County Farmers National Bank in 1974 and held positions as Teller, Technology Director, Internal Auditor, Loan Officer, Community Officer Manager, Credit Administrator, Vice President and Senior Vice President.  Mr. Wenner has been a Director of the Corporation and the Bank since 2014.

Mr. Diehl commented, “Mr. Wenner has more than 40 years of banking experience and service as a Director.  We are excited to have him serve as our new Chairman.” 

Mr. Wenner said, “My years of experience as a banker and service as a Director have prepared me for, and I am excited about, this new chapter in my career. I am looking forward to following in Glenn’s footsteps, as he has been a great mentor and role model.”

The Board of Directors also appointed Russell S. Cotner of Riverside, Pennsylvania, as a Director of both the Corporation and the Bank.  Mr. Cotner serves as the President of Cotner Farms, Inc. and as Vice President of Boyd Station, LLC.  He worked previously as a commercial lender for M&T Bank and as a consultant for Accenture in the Washington, DC area, where he focused on building and implementing IT solutions for the U.S. Postal Service.  Mr. Cotner will represent the Bank’s Danville market area where the Bank’s new branch office will be opened in May 2017.  Mr. Cotner will fill Mr. Halterman’s unexpired term. 

Mr. Diehl commented, “We are confident that Mr. Cotner will be an influential ambassador for our entry into the Danville community.  We look forward to working with him.”