CLEARFIELD – Joseph B. Bower, Jr., President and CEO of CNB Bank, recently announced the promotion of Brian W. Wingard, CPA to the position of senior vice president/chief financial officer.
In this position, Wingard has the overall responsibility for the completion and timely submission of all required financial reports of CNB Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries. He also serves as the liaison in dealing with the corporation and bank’s external auditing firm in all accounting and tax matters. Wingard works with members of executive management to develop and implement strategic initiatives to continue the bank’s growth and enhance profitability and is involved in the formal preparation of the bank’s annual budget and the ongoing monitoring of performance and meeting the budget goals.
A native of Curwensville, Brian is a 1992 graduate of Curwensville Area High School and graduated summa cum laude from Lycoming College in 1996 with a B.A. in financial accounting. He attained his CPA license in 1998 and gained eleven years of experience in public accounting while working at Parente Randolph, LLC where he was a senior manager. Wingard joined CNB in 2007 as assistant vice president/controller.
“With his strong work ethic and vast financial background, Brian has been very successful with handling his responsibilities and the challenges the Corporation’s recent growth have brought.” Bower went on to say, “Brian’s leadership as CFO will provide CNB with more depth in our strategic planning process.”
Wingard currently resides in Curwensville with his wife, Laura, and lends his expertise to the community by serving as president of the Curwensville Alumni Association and treasurer of the Curwensville Rotary Club. He is also past president of the North Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.