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2017-01-27 / Top 100 People

Joseph B. Bower, Jr.

President and CEO

CNB Bank

Joseph B. Bower, Jr. has served as the president and CEO of CNB Bank and CNB Financial Corporation for the past 17 years. Bower joined CNB as senior vice president and CFO. Prior to his career in banking, he worked as a certified public accountant for the predecessor of Baker Tilley in Williamsport.

Bower enlisted in the U.S. Army for two and a half years. He attended Lycoming College and soon after received the ROTC scholarship to become an officer in the Army. After graduating magna cum laude in May 1989 with his B.A. in accounting, he went on to graduate from the U.S. Army Ordnance School Officer Basic Course.

Recounting his experiences, he notes that it’s important to seize every opportunity in life.

“I would spend a considerable amount of time weighing the pros and cons no matter how small the opportunity was,” Bower said. “Many times, the time passed and I missed out. In my late thirties, I learned that many opportunities in life only come once and the best approach is to grab on and enjoy.”

In his spare time, Bower serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association and serves the finance committee of the Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club. He has also coached youth soccer for the past 12 years, and has “enjoyed every minute of it.”

Bower lives with his wife and youngest daughter on a farm he recently acquired, and enjoys working on. When he has additional free time, he enjoys traveling to see his three older children who live throughout the nation.

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