Joseph B. Bower, Jr., president and CEO of CNB Bank, announced that Richard L. Sloppy, executive vice president/senior commercial lending officer, will retire December 31, 2013.

Sloppy started his banking career in 1973 and has been employed by CNB Bank since 1998. He has directed and coordinated the bank’s commercial lending officers in six Pennsylvania counties and managed the bank’s loan portfolio, which has grown from $285 million to $919 million during his years of service at CNB.

“CNB wishes Rick all the best in his retirement and thanks him for the many years of service to our bank and its customers,” stated Bower.

Concurrent with Sloppy’s decision, Bower appointed Joseph E. Dell, Jr. to be his successor as SVP/senior commercial lending officer.

In this position, Dell will lead CNB’s Commercial Lending Division and will play a significant role in the large and complex commercial loan relationships.

Dell has worked in the financial industry for 30 years in the areas of lending, collections, corporate banking, credit administration and commercial banking. He most recently served as chief lending officer/commercial line of business manager for First Security Group and FSGBank, headquartered in Chattanooga, TN. Prior to his work in Tennessee, Dell was the chief lending officer and commercial line of business leader for First Commonwealth Bank, Indiana, PA.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Joe’s experience join our team,” Bower went on to say, “Thirty years in community banking with a focus on lending and credit administration make him the ideal individual to help grow our commercial relationships.”

CNB Financial Corporation [is a $1.8 billion bank holding company conducting business primarily through CNB Bank, the corporation’s principal subsidiary.