FNCB Bancorp Elects Three New Members to its Board of Directors; Announces Formation of Community Advisory Board


DUNMORE, Pa., Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FNCB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX:FNCB), the parent company of FNCB Bank, today announced the election of three new independent members to the Board of Directors of both entities and the formation of a community Advisory Board.

Joining the Board of Directors of FNCB Bancorp and FNCB Bank are Kathleen McCarthy Lambert, Vithalbhai D. Dhaduk, MD, and Joseph L. DeNaples, Esquire.

The elections expand the Boards to 12 directors. The other members are William G. Bracey, Gerard A. Champi, Joseph Coccia, Dominick DeNaples, Louis A. DeNaples, Dr. Louis A. DeNaples, Jr., Keith W. Eckel, Thomas J. Melone, CPA, and John P. Moses, Esquire.

“We are pleased to welcome Kathleen, Vithalbhai and Joseph to the Board of Directors,” said Dominick L. DeNaples, Chairman of the Board. “All three are accomplished leaders who come from different sectors in the business community. Their diverse backgrounds will add great value to our Board of Directors and FNCB Bancorp, Inc. and FNCB Bank will benefit from their many years of experience.”

Kathleen McCarthy Lambert is an owner of McCarthy Tire Service Company and subsidiaries where she serves as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. She also currently serves on a number of boards including Vice Chairman of the Board, King’s College; Chairman of the Board, Wyoming Valley Health Care System/CHS; Chairman of the Board, Association for the Blind; Scranton Diocesan Finance Council, Beatrice Eck Foundation, and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. In addition to her board memberships, she is actively involved in fundraising activities for numerous non-profit organizations, including the United Way, American Heart Association, St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, King’s College, the Catholic Youth Center, Holy Redeemer High School, John Heinz Rehab, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Volunteers in Medicine. She is a past recipient of the Athena Award and Top 25 Business Women in NEPA award. She is a graduate of King’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Vithalbhai D. Dhaduk, MD is the Head of Neurology at Professional Neurological Associates in Dickson City and serves as Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He is also an experienced entrepreneur in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology, with expertise in research & development, manufacturing and marketing of biotechnology. He currently serves on a number of boards including Chairman of Dap Dhaduk 1-8; President and Chairman, Apicore LLC; Chairman, Caritas International Trading Inc.; President and Chairman, Caritas Real Estate Group; President and Chairman, Core Hospitality LLC; Chairman, Global Pharma Analytics; President and Chairman, Somahlution; President and Chairman, Star Real Estate LLC; and Chairman, Geo Natural Energy. Dr. Dhaduk is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College where he received Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Lackawanna County Medical Society, American Medical Association, MS Society, Parkinson’s Support Group, National Headache Foundation, Alzheimer’s Support Group and Who’s Who Registry. Dr. Dhaduk also serves as a cultural ambassador for Indian culture as chairman of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj.

Joseph L. DeNaples, Esquire is a partner at the law firm of Cipriani & Werner, PC. and is Senior Counsel and Director of Risk Management for Mount Airy Resort & Casino. He focuses his practice in banking, commercial litigation, real estate development, gaming law, lending and bankruptcy. Mr. DeNaples also serves as Solicitor for both the Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office and the County of Lackawanna Transit System Authority. He previously clerked for the Honorable Trish Corbett at the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas and for the Honorable Correale Stevens at the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Lackawanna County Bar Association. He currently serves on the board at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Boy Scouts of America and Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen. He is a graduate of Scranton Pre­­­paratory School, the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Villanova University School of Law with a Juris Doctor.

The Advisory Board will consist of members from Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley who will advise, support and serve as liaisons for the Bank through relationships with businesses and the community in our market areas. Members are expected to be added in the near future.

“We are fortunate to have many successful business and non-profit leaders who work to help our communities thrive, and who are invested in helping our area continue to grow and prosper,” added DeNaples. “We look forward to adding members to the Advisory Board who will help ensure we’re making the best decisions, and pursuing the right opportunities, for our customers and for the future success of the communities we serve.”

About FNCB Bancorp, Inc.:
FNCB Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding company of FNCB Bank, which provides personal, small business and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley through its 18 branch offices and Allentown-based Limited Purpose Office. The institution was established as a National Banking Association in 1910 as The First National Bank of Dunmore and operated under the name First National Community Bank from 1988 through June 2016. On June 30, 2016, the institution changed its name to FNCB Bank upon its conversion from a national charter to a Pennsylvania state charter. For more information about the BauerFinancial 5-Star rated FNCB, visit www.fncb.com.

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