Board of directors

Timothy B. Fannin

Timothy B. Fannin is a retired CPA and partner from the firm Catalano, Case, Catalano & Clark-Radzieta, LLP, Certified Public Accountants headquartered in Clearfield, Pennsylvania where he worked for 28 years. Mr. Fannin is a U.S. Army Veteran and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA degree in Business/Public Administration and holds an MBA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He was formerly certified in both business valuations and financial forensics. In addition, he was an adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at Pennsylvania State University from 2007 to 2009. He has been an Advisory Board Member for the Clearfield County and Elk County markets of Northwest Bank since 1998 and currently serves on the Southwest Advisory Board. Mr. Fannin’s public accounting background and professional designations assist the Board in its oversight of the audit, tax, financial reporting and risk management areas.

Robert M. Campana

Robert M. Campana has been the owner of Campana Development, a real estate development company in Lorain, Ohio, since 2000. He is also the president of Campana Capital, a real estate development and private equity investment organization located in Westlake, Ohio. Mr. Campana previously served on the Boards of Directors of LNB Bancorp, Inc. and Lorain National Bank, and became a director of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank upon the acquisition of LNB Bancorp, Inc. and Lorain National Bank in 2015. Mr. Campana holds a business degree from Bowling Green State University and brings to the Board extensive experience in managing businesses and has significant experience in and knowledge of real estate development. Mr. Campana is the former president of P.C. Campana Inc. and has been recognized in his community for his entrepreneurial skills. In addition, Mr. Campana served on the Boards of Directors of LNB Bancorp, Inc. and Lorain National Bank for 17 years, which provides valuable insights to the Board of Directors of Northwest Bancshares, Inc., particularly in evaluating the business conditions in Northwest Bank’s Ohio markets following the acquisition, as well as in setting corporate strategy and compensation matters.

Deborah J. Chadsey

Deborah J. Chadsey is an attorney who has practiced law since 1989. She is a partner in the Buffalo, New York law firm Kavinoky Cook, LLP. Prior to joining Kavinoky Cook, LLP, Ms. Chadsey practiced law with Lippes, Silverstein as well as Phillips, Lytle, both also in Buffalo, New York. She has been on the Board of Directors since 2012. In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors of Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services/Gloria Parks Community Center. Ms. Chadsey graduated from Columbia University Law School in New York, New York where she was a Harlen Fiske Stone Scholar and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, and multiple federal district, bankruptcy and appellate courts. Ms. Chadsey brings to the Board specialization and experience in environmental and municipal law as well as commercial finance, land use and contract law.

Wilbur R. Davis

Wilbur R. Davis co-founded Ontario Systems, LLC, a computer software company, serving as its Chief Executive Officer until 2008 and as its Chairman until the 2017 sale of the company. Capitalizing on his business experience, he launched Noble Why, LLC, an organizational effectiveness consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations foster passionate, purposeful, and productive cultures where there is both an individual and collective pride in the work being accomplished. Mr. Davis is an entrepreneur with both his BS and MBA from Ball State University. He has received recognition for his contributions to his industry and community, including an honorary doctorate in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mr. Davis is an author, “Creating a Culture of Excellence, Changing the World of Work One Person at a Time”, sought-after speaker and training consultant with over 30 years of leadership experience. Prior to co-founding Ontario Systems, he gained financial, engineering, and software systems experience with MutualBank and General Motors. He currently serves as a board member for a number of organizations, including IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and AAA Hoosier Motor Club. Mr. Davis brings his experience and expertise in the technology and human capital fields along with his prior experience on the Board of Directors of MutualFirst Financial, Inc. to the Board of Northwest Bancshares, Inc.

Timothy M. Hunter

Timothy M. Hunter has been President and Chief Executive Officer of McInnes Rolled Rings in Erie, Pennsylvania, since 2003. He also serves on the Boards of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership and the Erie Community Foundation. He is a past Chairman of the Manufacturer and Business Association and the Erie Community Foundation. Mr. Hunter is a CPA having worked for Ernst & Young in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a BA degree in Accounting from Villanova University. He has been an Advisory Board Member for the Erie market of Northwest Bank since 2013. Mr. Hunter has significant operations, finance and management experience in middle market manufacturing businesses combined with extensive knowledge and experience in accounting and reporting. He brings this background coupled with his considerable business and community involvement to the Board.

William F. McKnight

William F. McKnight has been the Controller for Interstate Chemical Company, Inc. in Hermitage, Pennsylvania since 2006. Prior to joining Interstate Chemical Company, Inc. he was a partner with the CPA firm McGill, Power, Bell & Associates for 30 years where he specialized in tax planning and advising. Mr. McKnight also serves as Chief Financial Officer for Alpont Methanol, a methanol and sodium methylate manufacturing company in Toledo, Ohio. He holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Drake University and is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has been an Advisory Board Member for the Crawford County and Mercer County markets of Northwest Bank since 2002. Mr. McKnight’s industry experience and background in tax and public accounting assist the Board in its oversight of the audit, tax, financial reporting and risk management areas.

John P. Meegan

John P. Meegan is an accomplished financial and operational executive with over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been a member of Northwest’s Board since 2010. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hefren-Tillotson Inc., a Pittsburgh based Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor for 16 years and has had numerous executive positions with both regional and national financial services companies. In these roles, he gained valuable oversight, financial, and risk management skills. Mr. Meegan, a CPA, brings these skills to the Board and its committees. Specifically, Mr. Meegan’s experience provides expertise to the Audit and Risk Management committees. Additionally, he has considerable not-for-profit and Securities Industry Regulatory Board service including Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) throughout his career which enhances his financial and operational expertise. Mr. Meegan holds a BA degree from Amherst College and an MBA from New York University Graduate School of Business.

Mark A. Paup

Mark A. Paup is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Zippo Manufacturing Company and W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, both of which are headquartered in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Mr. Paup has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, National Sales Manager, European Sales Manager and Global Marketing Director since his career with Zippo and Case began in 1994. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Zippo Manufacturing Company, as President of the Supervisory Board of Zippo Europe S.A. and as a Director of Zippo Asia Ltd. During his tenure at both Zippo and Case, Mr. Paup has been instrumental in corporate strategic planning, product diversification and the development of the sales and marketing departments. He has been a member of Northwest Bank’s McKean County Advisory Board since 2010. Mr. Paup’s extensive experience in the areas of sales, marketing, and strategic planning assist the Board in its oversight of Northwest Bank’s organic growth initiatives and strategic direction.

Sonia M. Probst

Sonia M. Probst is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the Rouse Estate in Youngsville, Pennsylvania, where she was employed for 28 years. The Rouse Estate is a campus of skilled nursing, assisted living, outpatient therapy, and child day care facilities serving western Pennsylvania. In this highly regulated environment, she served as Compliance Officer, developing and overseeing the Compliance Program and working with multiple state and federal regulatory bodies. In addition, as Chief Executive Officer, she provided leadership and operational oversight to all divisions. She focused on strategic planning, revenue development, and diversification of services to meet community needs. Sonia has served on numerous boards including the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Leadership Warren County, the United Fund of Warren County Allocation Committee, Hospice of Warren County, Revitalization of Youngsville, the Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes. Ms. Probst brings to the Board firsthand experience in managing compliance, finance and operations in a highly regulated, multiple service organization.

David M. Tullio

David M. Tullio is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Custom Engineering Company and Lamjen, Inc., both of which are located in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Venango Machine Company located in Wattsburg, Pennsylvania. For over 30 years, Mr. Tullio has worked in various management positions within the manufacturing industry and assumed his current role at Custom Engineering in 1997. He currently serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Enterprise Development Center of Erie County, as well as the Erie Community Foundation. Mr. Tullio holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Behrend College of Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Tullio brings to the Board extensive experience in the manufacturing and technology companies as well as deep community and board involvement.

Pablo A. Vegas
Pablo A. Vegas is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and President of Utilities for NiSource, Inc. Mr. Vegas has served in several roles, including Chief Customer Officer, Executive Vice President Gas Segment and President of the Columbia Gas Group since starting his career with NiSource in 2016. Prior to joining NiSource, he held a variety of senior executive positions with American Electric Power (AEP), including President and Chief Operating Officer of AEP Ohio, AEP Texas and Chief Information Officer. Before his career in regulated utilities, he held senior leadership positions with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting. Mr. Vegas is the past-chairman and serves on the board of directors for One Columbus and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Gas Foundation. Mr. Vegas attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Mr. Vegas brings to the Board expertise in regulated gas and electric industries and extensive experience in P&L optimization, strategic planning, technology innovation and environmental sustainability initiatives.

Executive Management

William W. Harvey Jr., Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer

William W. Harvey, Jr. has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1996, most recently serving as interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. He was formerly Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Prior to joining Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc., Mr. Harvey served as a Management Accounting Officer with PNC Bank and a Senior Auditor and Tax Specialist for KPMG LLP, both in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Harvey is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and holds a BA degree in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

John J. Golding, Senior Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking

John J. Golding has been employed by Northwest Bank since 2016, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President, Consumer and Business Banking. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Business Development and prior to that Senior Vice President and New York Region President. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, Mr. Golding served as Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Small Business Banking as well as Senior Vice President and Retail Banking Director with First Niagara Bank. Mr. Golding holds a BA degree in Business Management and Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Mark T. Reitzes, Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Commercial Banking

Mark T. Reitzes has been employed by Northwest Bank since 2019, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, Mr. Reitzes served in various roles in commercial and retail banking, including Commercial Banking Division Head and, subsequently, Regional President, for Huntington National Bank’s Southern Ohio/Kentucky Region. Mr. Reitzes also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheviot Savings Bank. His background also includes supervisory regulatory experience with The Office of Thrift Supervision and with the Cincinnati office of KPMG as a CPA in the Financial Institutions practice. Mr. Reitzes is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Executive Leadership program. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Ohio Society of CPAs.

Louis J. Torchio, Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Lending & Business Banking

Louis J. Torchio has been employed by Northwest Bank since 2018 and currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Lending. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, Mr. Torchio served as Senior Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending at Delaware County Bank for two years and prior to that served as Executive Vice President at CNB Bank. He also has served in various senior leadership positions for Charter One Bank, Bank One, Prudential Home Mortgage and Mellon Bank. Mr. Torchio holds a BA degree in Business Administration and Computer Programming from Fairmont State University and an MBA degree in Finance and Financial Management Services from Franklin University.

Ronald B. Andzelik, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Ronald B. Andzelik has been employed by Northwest Bank since September 1986 and has served in numerous capacities within community banking, mortgage retail lending regulatory compliance, fair lending, and community reinvestment. Mr. Andzelik was the Bank’s former Chief Compliance Officer from 2000 to 2019. In 2020, Mr. Andzelik was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Andzelik holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Gannon University. Mr. Andzelik has attained ABA certifications CRCM in regulatory compliance, CERP in risk management and CAMS in BSA/AML.

Thomas K. Creal IV, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Thomas K. Creal has been employed by Northwest Bank since April 2012 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. Prior to joining Northwest, he served as Director of Asset Management for De Lage Landen, FS and held various commercial lending positions at General Electric Capital in Manhattan and Siemens Financial Services. Mr. Creal graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Devin T. Cygnar, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Devin has been employed by Northwest since March 2021 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Most recently, Mr. Cygnar served as senior vice president, head of marketing and corporate communications for ServiceLink, a division of Fidelity National Financial. Mr. Cygnar has nearly 25 years of progressive marketing experience across consumer, small business and mortgage banking within organizations of varying sizes, including PNC Bank and Fifth Third. Active in his community, Mr. Cygnar serves on the board of the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra and is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh.

David W. Heeter, Executive Vice President, Corporate Ambassador & Management Advisor - Indiana Region

Mr. Heeter has been employed by Northwest Bank since April 2020 and currently serves as Corporate Ambassador & Management Advisor, Indiana region. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer, Indiana region for Northwest Bank. Prior to joining Northwest, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer for MutualFirst Financial Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Bank as well as served on the Board of Directors for MutualFirst Financial, Inc. and Mutual Bank. During the years prior to that appointment, he had served as Executive Vice President as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, Marketing and Administration of Mutual Bank. He had been employed by Mutual Bank since 1986. Mr. Heeter holds a BS degree in both finance and management from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In addition, he is a graduate of the School of Banking, University of Wisconsin.

Kyle P. Kane, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kyle P. Kane recently joined Northwest Bank in January, 2021 as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Northwest, Mr. Kane served as the Vice President, Global Human Resources for Diebold Nixdorf in North Canton, Ohio and as the Senior Vice President of HR, Global Business Services for Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA.. Mr. Kane is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, MA. and holds a B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Computer Information Systems.

Richard K. Laws, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Richard K. Laws has been employed by Northwest Bank since March 2013, and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Prior to joining Northwest, Mr. Laws served as Senior Counsel at ING Bank, fsb (“ING Direct”) in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Laws holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Juniata College and a J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law.

Jeffrey J. Maddigan, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND TREASURER
Jeffrey J. Maddigan has been employed by Northwest Bank since December 2016, and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for Northwest Bank. Prior to joining Northwest, Mr. Maddigan served in numerous finance roles including Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for First Niagara Bank. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in various accounting and finance positions. Mr. Maddigan is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo NY, where he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his MBA in finance. He is also a 2011 graduate of Leadership Buffalo.
Julia W. McTavish, Executive Vice President, Human Resource Operations

Julia W. McTavish has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1983, most recently as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. She was formerly Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Northwest Bank. Mrs. McTavish holds a BS degree in economics from Allegheny College.

Shawn O. Walker, Executive Vice President, Communications & Regional Marketing

Shawn O. Walker has been employed by Northwest Bank since December 2008 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Communications and Regional Marketing, overseeing corporate communications and public relations. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Walker holds two bachelor degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He’s a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Advanced School of Banking, the American Bankers Association (ABA) School of Marketing Management and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Walker also earned the Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) designation from the ABA’s Institute of Certified Bankers and an Executive Leadership Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

Scott J. Watson, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Scott Watson has been employed by Northwest Bank since February 2019, and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Scott has an extensive and deep 29-year career in bank information technology and operations serving as Executive Director of Bank Infrastructure at USAA and, most recently, as CIO of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.