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HONORED: John W. Cucarese has been named a member of the 2020 President’s Council of New York Life. Members of the Council are among the top 5 percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents in sales achievement.

Cucarese has been a New York Life agent since 2005 and is associated with New York Life’s Pittsburgh-Johnstown General Office in Pittsburgh. His main office is located at 3911 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville, where he and his team recently celebrated their 15th year in business.

A native of Wintersville, he serves clients throughout the Ohio Valley and in 16 states, specializing in retirement planning, insurance and investments. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 certifications, RICP and LUTCF designations from the American College and a B.S degree in health information management from Ohio State University. Contact him in Steubenville at (740) 264-0238 and visit www.SimplifyRetirement.com for information.

NAMED: Steven Paidas has been selected to lead Consumers National Bank’s indirect consumer loan sales in the Northeastern Ohio region as the new indirect sales representative.

Paidas will report to Jason Dougherty, vice president of consumer lending.

“Steve brings a wealth of experience in the indirect auto business to Consumers. His knowledge of the market and service-based approach will deliver the benefits of the community banking model to new and existing customers alike in those communities that we serve. We are pleased to have Steve join our growing consumer lending team,” Dougherty said.

Paidas graduated from Alliance High School and earned a B.A. in business administration from Mount Union College. He worked as a branch manager at Enterprise Holdings and as a sales manager in its car sales division where he consistently ranked in the top 10 percent of performers nationwide in both positions. Paidas’ most recent experience was in indirect lending with Credit Acceptance as a market area manager where he received numerous awards for most contract growth year over year.

A lifelong Alliance resident, Paidas volunteers for the annual Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, as well as various committees at Alliance Country Club including chairman of the member-guest committee.

From staff reports

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