Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Joseph B. Bower Jr.
Joseph B. Bower Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Joseph B. Bower Jr. Mr. Bower joined the organization in November 1997 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank and Treasurer of the Corporation. In 2003, Mr. Bower was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CNB Bank and Secretary of CNB Financial Corporation. And, on December 31, 2009, he was named President & CEO of CNB Bank and CNB Financial Corporation.
Mark D. Breakey
Mark D. Breakey
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
Mark D. Breakey Mr. Mark Breakey was appointed Senior Vice President and Credit Risk Manager in 1995. Previously, he was Vice President in charge of business development for the Elk county area.
Joseph E. Dell Jr.
Joseph E. Dell Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Banking Officer
Joseph E. Dell Jr. Mr. Dell has worked in the financial industry for 30 years in the areas of lending, collections, corporate banking, credit administration, and commercial banking. He most recently served as Chief Lending Officer/Commercial Line of Business Manager for First Security Group, Inc. (FSGI) and FSGBank, NA, headquatered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to his work in Tennessee, Mr. Dell was the Chief Lending Officer and Commercial Line of Business leader for First Commonwealth Bank, Indiana, PA.

A native of Carmichaels, PA, Joe graduated from Carmichaels High School before earning his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Clarion State College. He continued his education at Waynesburg College and earned his Masters of Business Administration. Joe also graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking, as well as several other ABA, RMA, and PBA, commercial banking programs.
Richard L. Greslick Jr.
Richard L. Greslick Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Support Officer
Richard L. Greslick Jr. Mr. Greslick joined CNB Bank in 1998 after obtaining his BS in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, Mr. Greslick obtained a position in the Bank’s Finance Department and in 2007, he was promoted to Vice President/Operations. In 2010 he was promoted to Senior Vice President/Administration and in 2012 was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.
Mary Ann Conaway
Mary Ann Conaway
Executive Vice President, Employee Experience
Mary Ann Conaway Ms. Conaway joined CNB Bank in 1982 and has held various customer service and support positions. She was promoted to Human Resources Officer in 1992, Assistant Vice President/Human Resources in 1995, and Vice President/Human Resources in 1997. As Senior Vice President/Human Resources, Ms. Conaway oversees human resource management for the organization, which includes staff recruitment, hiring, recognition and retention, employee training, development and performance, compensation plans, employee and manager relations and benefits administration for over 400 employees.
Martin T. Griffith
Martin T. Griffith
Executive Vice President, Community Banking
Martin T. Griffith In 2016, Mr. Griffith was appointed as President of BankOnBuffalo, a division of CNB Bank. His more than 20 years’ banking experience also includes commercial and small business lending positions. Prior to that, Griffith headed land development and construction for a family business, Griffith Builders in Canandaigua, NY. In 2019, he also assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Community Banking, where he is responsible for the retail strategy for the entire Corporation.
Leanne D. Kassab
Leanne D. Kassab
Executive Vice President, Customer Experience
Leanne D. Kassab Ms. Kassab joined CNB Bank in 1996 as a Marketing Assistant and was promoted to Assistant Marketing Director in 2001, Marketing Officer in 2003, Assistant Vice President of Marketing in 2008, and Vice President of Marketing in 2012. As Executive Vice President of Customer Experience, Ms. Kassab oversees the overall customer experience. This includes managing the customer service center and marketing, developing marketing strategies and objectives, managing the marketing budget, and overseeing the coordination and development of advertisement and promotional campaigns, customer communications and public relations activities.
Tito L. Lima
Tito L. Lima
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Tito L. Lima Mr. Lima joined CNB in 2019 and has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years, beginning his career as a Staff Accountant/Senior Financial Analyst. Throughout the years he has held various positions in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Lancaster and Butler, and has served in roles as a Senior Executive or Chief Financial Officer since 2002 in financial institutions ranging from $1-10 billion in total assets.
Steven R. Shilling
Steven R. Shilling
Executive Vice President, Private Client Solutions
Steven R. Shilling Mr. Shilling has over twenty years of experience in the wealth and investment management industry with a particular focus on leadership and client service. Since joining CNB in 2015 he has been instrumental in combining the Bank’s wealth management offerings with their private client group. Mr. Shilling has the overall responsibility for leading the Private Client Solutions division of CNB Bank and its three divisions, ERIEBANK, FCBank, and Bank on Buffalo. Private Client Solutions incorporates both Wealth & Asset Management and Private Banking services to provide personalized service to customers with specialized financial needs. He works closely with members of the executive management team in the preparation and execution of the division’s strategic plan.

Board of Directors

Peter F. Smith
Peter F. Smith
Chairman
Peter F. Smith Mr. Smith is an attorney at law.
Joseph B. Bower Jr.
Joseph B. Bower Jr.
Joseph B. Bower Jr. Mr. Bower joined the organization in November 1997 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank and Treasurer of the Corporation. In 2003, Mr. Bower was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CNB Bank and Secretary of CNB Financial Corporation. And, on December 31, 2009, he was named President & CEO of CNB Bank and CNB Financial Corporation.
Richard L. Greslick Jr.
Richard L. Greslick Jr.
Richard L. Greslick Jr. Mr. Greslick joined CNB Bank in 1998 after obtaining his BS in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, Mr. Greslick obtained a position in the Bank’s Finance Department and in 2007, he was promoted to Vice President/Operations. In 2010 he was promoted to Senior Vice President/Administration and in 2012 was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.
Robert W. Montler
Robert W. Montler
Robert W. Montler Robert W. Montler, President & CEO of Lee Industries. Mr. Montler is also President & CEO of Keystone Process Equipment, which purchases and refurbishes used process equipment for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and chemical markets. He started Keystone Process Equipment in 1997 and that same year began a real estate development company known as Tipton Realty.
Joel E. Peterson
Joel E. Peterson
Joel E. Peterson Mr. Peterson is President of Clearfield Wholesale Paper, Wholesale Industry.
Deborah Dick Pontzer
Deborah Dick Pontzer
Deborah Dick Pontzer Mrs. Pontzer is the Director of Outreach Services for the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford Campus.
Jeffrey S. Powell
Jeffrey S. Powell
Jeffrey S. Powell Mr. Powell is President J. J. Powell, Inc. (Petroleum Distributor).
Nicholas N. Scott
Nicholas N. Scott
Nicholas N. Scott Nick Scott is the Vice President and Owner of Scott Enterprises.
Richard B. Seager III
Richard B. Seager III
Richard B. Seager III Mr. Seager is President and CEO of Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems in Bradford, PA.
Francis X. Straub III
Francis X. Straub III
Francis X. Straub III Mr. Straub is managing officer and director of St. Marys Pharmacy, Inc., and Bennetts Valley Pharmacy, Inc.
Peter C. Varischetti
Peter C. Varischetti
Peter C. Varischetti Mr. Varischetti is President of Varischetti Holdings, LP and President of Varischetti Sports, LLC. He is also a shareholder, director and officer of Guardian Elder Care Holdings, Inc.
Julie M. Young
Julie M. Young
Julie M. Young Ms. Young is an attorney with over 20 years of experience helping employers learn, understand and comply with federal and state human resource (HR) laws.