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Christina Merwine Earns National IRA Certification

Posted Friday, 18 April 2014 04:18 | Filed under C&N News

Christina L. Merwine

Christina L. Merwine

WELLSBORO, PA - Christina L. Merwine, Citizens & Northern Bank IRA administrator and CD specialist, has been awarded the Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) designation. The designation was awarded by the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB), a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, DC.

Merwine, a five-year C&N employee, earned her BA degree in English from Mansfield University and completed the Ascensus IRA Online Institute Program. Prior to her employment with C&N, Merwine worked for Corning Credit Union.

She is a dance instructor for Parks and Recreation – Steps of Expression and is a dance competition instructor for Dance Rush. She is also a volunteer with the Endless Mountain Music Festival.

Merwine and her husband, Dave, live in Wellsboro and are expecting their first child in April.

The CISP designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of IRA (Individual Retirement Account) services. To qualify for certification, individuals must attain certain levels of experience and education, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CISP exam covers employer plans, IRA documentation requirements, IRA eligibility and contribution requirements, IRA distribution requirements and other IRA specific issues.

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 www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.