A Message from Northwest Bank

On behalf of the Northwest boards of directors and our executive management team, we are deeply saddened to share the news that Ron Seiffert, our president, CEO, chairman, friend and leader passed away unexpectedly last week due to natural causes. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to Ron’s family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren. We are all grieving together.

Effective immediately, the Northwest boards of directors appointed William W. Harvey, Jr. as interim president and CEO, and Timothy B. Fannin, lead director, as interim chairman of the boards of directors.

“Ron was a friend to everyone at Northwest and the communities that we call home. We mourn for his family and wish them peace during this most difficult time,” said Tim Fannin. “Ron was passionate about Northwest and committed to making a difference across Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. He took great pride in the relationships the bank had with its customers and appreciated the exceptional loyalty of Northwest Bank employees.”

“Ron had a vision and set the strategic direction of the companies and we intend to carry this vision forward,” said Bill Harvey. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve alongside Ron. He was an extraordinary banker, citizen and friend. He had a belief in the bank’s future as a successful, independent financial institution. Northwest’s capable management team is long-tenured and deeply committed to carrying on Ron’s legacy.”

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