First National Bank of Dryden announces staff promotions

DRYDEN, N.Y.  — The First National Bank of Dryden is pleased to announce recent staff promotions. Nicole Knapp has been promoted to Assistant Cashier and Luba Kostiv has been promoted to Administrative Assistant in the Loan Department.

“At the First National Bank of Dryden, we take great pride in recruiting employees with a strong work ethic and proven commitment to customer service. Both Luba and Nicole are examples of the excellence that we strive for and I’m very pleased to see them progress in their career here with our team.”  shared Ronald C. Denniston, President and CEO of the First National Bank of Dryden.

Knapp started as a teller and progressed to the Customer Service Department. She became head teller of the Dryden office and then began balancing that role with additional work in the Loan Department. Knapp has been with the First National Bank of Dryden for six years.

Kostiv holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from SUNY Cortland and has been with the bank for four years. She also started as a teller and was trained in the customer service department, eventually leading to the role of back-up Head Teller. When asked about her promotion Kostiv says “I’m always thankful for the opportunity to learn something new and further my ability to help our customers.”

Established in 1902, The First National Bank of Dryden is one of the only locally owned banks in the area and has been serving the needs of its customers for 114 years. It operates through conveniently located offices in Cortland and Dryden and can be found on the internet at