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David M. Payonk has joined Mortgage Network Inc., one of the largest, privately-held independent mortgage lenders in the Eastern U.S., as a producing sales manager in the company’s Plains Township branch, which serves the Greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Poconos region.

Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network is a full-service retail lender that provides a complete range of conventional, non-conventional, government and reverse residential mortgage loans.

Payonk brings to Mortgage Network 22 years of mortgage banking experience. Most recently, Payonk served as a loan originator for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.


Adrienne J. Breslin has been hired by the Wilkes-Barre-based workers’ compensation insurance carrier as in-house claims counsel.

Breslin is a graduate of Princeton University and a cum laude graduate of the Dickinson School of Law.

She was named a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine each of the past four years.


The small business development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced that it has elected several new members to its board of directors. Newly appointed directors include: Michael Bibak, of Luzerne Bank; Jack Ferrett, of Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank; Timothy McLain, of DxDempsey Architecture; Natalie O’Hara, of D&O Enterprises, LLC; Jason O’Malley, of O’Malley Law Office; Scott Prebich, of First National Bank; and Lee Walter, a retiree from First Liberty Bank & Trust.

MetroAction is a Small Business Administration lender that provides loans to small business in northeastern Pennsylvania that do not have access to traditional sources of credit. MetroAction serves businesses in Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

The United Way of Wyoming Valley

In cooperation with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council, the United Way recently announced the selection of Sandra Major Moosic as the United Way’s AFL-CIO community services liaison and director of labor participation. She will start Aug. 13th, filling the position of Walter Klepaski, Jr., who retired on Friday after 33 years of employment. The labor staff position and Labor Participation Department for United Way of Wyoming Valley was originally created in 1948 and Moosic will become only the third person to hold that position.

She is a graduate of Lake Lehman High School and Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Social Welfare. For the past 22 years, she has been employed as a caseworker for Luzerne County Children & Youth. She is a member of Teamsters Local 401 and has also served as a union steward and trustee.

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