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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cassie Brelo Completes Advanced School of Banking, Achieves Top Honors

Cassie Brelo
WELLSBORO, PA – Cassie Brelo, Branch Operations Coordinator of Citizens & Northern Bank, completed coursework at the 2015 Advanced School of Banking, July 12-17, at The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA. Cassie was the recipient of the Philip O. Benham, Jr., Leadership Award, given to the top honor student.

Brelo has 14 years of experience in the banking industry, and is currently the Branch Operations Coordinator for Citizens & Northern Bank. In this role, her responsibilities include effective management of branch staffing and scheduling models, implementation of operating policy and procedures, and direct supervision of the Branch Floater Pool. In her prior role at C&N, she managed the overdraft program and administered the IRA program. In December of 2013, she was awarded the designation of Certified IRA Services Professional by the American Bankers Association Institute of Certified Bankers.

The PA Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking is a three-year program that builds and expands upon the knowledge acquired at the association’s School of Banking. The program is designed for professionals looking to continue their educational experience in addition to those preparing to lead at senior level positions within their organization. The program consists of 200, 300 and 400 level college coursework with the Bank Exec asset/liability simulation comprising a significant portion of Year III. The three-year program provides a variety of learning techniques, including lectures, small group teamwork, computer simulations, case studies, peer presentations, independent study and home extension problems.

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s leading banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The Association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.

C&N congratulates Cassie on this impressive achievement and appreciates her hard work and dedication.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC. C&N’s corporate headquarters is in Wellsboro, PA.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cassie, this is a tremendous achievement for which you and your family can be proud. GR

Anonymous said...

Great Cassie. You always did a great job for Citizens Trust and now for C&N. I am very happy for you. Ed