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Abbie Pritchard Announces Retirement from First Citizens Community Bank After 32 Years


MANSFIELD, PA (September 2021) After 32 years of service, Abbie Pritchard announced her plans to retire from First Citizens Community Bank (FCCB). Her last day will be Friday, September 10, 2021.

She started her career at First Citizens as a temporary secretary in the Bank’s Ulysses office.  In 1999 she was promoted to Branch Manager of the Genesee office and proceeded to build an effective network of business and customer connections in Wellsville, NY.  This resulted in the construction of a new branch office in Wellsville where Pritchard became manager.  In May 2020, she was promoted to Vice President, Market Leader of the Bank’s Western PA/NY market that included their Wellsville, Genesee, and Ulysses offices. Pritchard has been responsible for the financial performance of the branches in that market, which involves business acquisition, customer satisfaction and retention, and staff development.

Upon retirement, Pritchard plans to continue spending time volunteering in her community. She previously served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Allegany County United way for eight years. She is the secretary of the Allegany County SPCA, and is well-known for her love of animals. Over the years, she has also spent time teaching students in matters related to banking and effective interviewing.  She also spent time as an Adjunct Professor at Alfred State College where she taught a Money and Banking course. Additionally, for several years Pritchard served as a judge for DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) at Wellsville High School and for their regional competition in Olean, NY.

“For over three decades, Abbie has always believed in the communities she’s helped build in Western Pennsylvania and New York,” commented Jeff Carr, the Bank’s Chief Retail Banking Officer. “We’re very fortunate to have had her on our team and are grateful for her dedication to First Citizens and to growing the community. We wish her a long and happy retirement!”

First Citizens Community Bank (FCCB) offers mortgage and real estate loans, high-interest rewards checking, trust and investment services, business loans, and cash management services that help businesses save time and money. They are headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, and currently operate 31 offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Potter, Clinton, Centre, Union, Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Berks, and Chester counties in Pennsylvania, Allegany County, New York, and New Castle, and Kent Counties in Delaware. For more information about First Citizens, call (800) 326-9486, visit or find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.