Montler retires from CNB Financial Corporation board of directors


CLEARFIELD, Pa., Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The board of directors of CNB Financial Corporation and CNB Bank recently announced the retirement of Robert W. Montler after 16 years as a member of the board of directors of both organizations.

Recognizing the service of Mr. Montler, Peter Smith, President of CNB, said: “Bob Montler has been a wonderful manager. He has brought superb business and financial skills to CNB’s Board of Directors, as well as extensive knowledge of CNB’s markets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Virginia. Bob runs his own thriving business, but he has always been generous with his time and enthusiasm for CNB. Bob enjoyed the exchanges during the Council discussions. He has always been a great support, always a gentleman and will always be a friend of CNB.

As President and CEO of Lee Industries and Keystone Process Equipment, Mr. Montler was elected to the Board of Directors of CNB Financial Corporation in 2005. With his extensive knowledge of finance and business operations, Mr. Montler has offered his expertise by serving on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including the board of trustees of St. Francis University, where he served on the finance committee; Board of Directors of Mid-State Bank, where he served as Chairman of the Audit and Credit Committees; Keystone Financial Bank, as Chairman of the Commercial Committee; and member of the advisory board of M&T Bank. Mr. Montler currently serves on the board of directors of UPMC Systems, based in Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC is the largest hospital system in the state as well as the largest private employer in Pennsylvania.

In addition to the above board appointments, Mr. Montler has been a professional member of many organizations such as Oak Grove Partnership, Gramont, The Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, WIN Capital LLC, FBG Development Association , Turtle Creek Association Toftrees and Cooper’s Pond Toftrees Association.

“Serving on the boards of CNB Financial Corporation and CNB Bank has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The change that has taken place over the past 16 years in community banking has been nothing short of astounding, ”said Mr. Montler. “The commitment, dedication and professionalism of management, board members and employees is no surprise that CNB Bank’s growth and success has been the envy of many community banks. I have no doubts that they will maintain their high level of performance as they expand their footprint, and they have my best wishes for continued success. “

Mr. Montler graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle High in 1969 before attending Saint Francis College, where he obtained his BA in accounting.

About CNB Financial Corporation
CNB Financial Corporation is a financial holding company with consolidated assets of approximately $ 5.2 billion. CNB Financial Corporation operates its business primarily through its main subsidiary, CNB Bank. CNB Bank is a full-service bank engaged in a full range of banking activities and services, including trust and wealth management services, for individuals, businesses, governments and institutional clients. CNB Bank’s operations include a private banking division, two loan production offices, a drive-up office, and 44 full-service offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Virginia. CNB Bank’s divisions include ERIEBANK, based in Erie, Pa., With offices in northwestern Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio; FCBank, based in Worthington, Ohio, with offices in central Ohio; BankOnBuffalo, based in Buffalo, New York, with offices in western New York; and Ridge View Bank, with a loan production office in Roanoke, Virginia. CNB Bank is headquartered in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, with offices in central and north-central Pennsylvania. Additional information on CNB Financial Corporation can be found at


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