MANSFIELD, Pa. - First Citizens Community Bank announces that Courtney Steckiel, AVP, Financial Consultant in the Canton, Gillett, State Line, Rome, and LeRaysville markets, has earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.

To earn the CFP® certification, Courtney completed a six-part graduate-level program of study in personal financial planning, and passed a two-day CFP® certification exam. This certification distinguishes her to customers as an individual who has met rigorous professional standards in the areas of the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning, and has agreed to the principals of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when dealing with clients.

Courtney started as an Intern with First Citizens in the Investment and Trust Division and was hired shortly after her graduation from Cedarville University in May of 2009. She became certified as an LPL Investment Representative in April of 2010, and was promoted to AVP in April of 2012.

"This is a significant achievement, and we are very proud of Courtney," stated First Citizens. "She deserves to be recognized for all of her hard work and dedication that made this certification possible."

Courtney resides in Troy with her husband, David.

First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and currently operates 17 offices in Tioga, Bradford and Potter counties in Pa., and Alleghany County, N.Y., as well as loan processing offices in Lock Haven and Dallas. For more information on First Citizens Community Bank, visit www.firstcitizensbank.com or find them on Facebook.

Courtney Steckiel is a registered representative, with and securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates. The investment products sold through LPL Financial are not insured First Citizens Community Bank deposits and are not FDIC insured. These products are not obligations of the First Citizens Community Bank and are not endorsed, recommended or guaranteed by First Citizens Community Bank or any government agency. The value of the investment may fluctuate, the return on the investment is not guaranteed, and loss of principal is possible.

Submitted by First Citizens Community Bank.