Our Treasury Management Solutions provide clients with a unique blend of exceptional customer service and sophisticated products. Our team is committed to keeping you up-to-date on industry enhancements, while providing products that can improve cash flow, accelerate payment of receivables, simplify payment processes, reduce the risk of fraud, improve return on funds, and provide detailed reporting. We can help you achieve the best mix of collection, disbursing, reporting, and investing cash, while maintaining liquidity and potential return on those funds.
Meet Our Team
Carol AchezinskiSenior Vice President / Preferred Corporate Services
Carol earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Geneva College and is a 2000 graduate of the Leadership Butler County program. With 33 years of banking experience, Carol’s expertise is an asset to her clients. As a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), she regularly consults with her clients to review and analyze their cash management structures, while developing strategic solutions to further enhance their short-term earnings and goals. Carol strives to be a valued business partner and extension of each of her clients’ finance department. In the community, she has been recognized with the Butler County Athena Award, the Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business Award, along with NexTier Bank’s Community Involvement and Sales awards. Carol’s current involvement includes Butler County Community College Foundation board member, Butler County Humane Society board member and Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation board member. Carol is the mother to a son and a daughter, along with her 3 dogs and 1 cat, and is a life-long resident of Butler County.
Lara WozniakVice President / Preferred Corporate Services
Lara Wozniak is a Vice President of Preferred Corporate Services at NexTier Bank. Prior to joining NexTier in 2001, Lara worked for a regional bank outside of Washington D.C. Lara graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and has earned the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation from the Association for Financial Professionals. She is also licensed in life, health, accidental and disability insurances. Lara currently serves as the President of the Slippery Rock Business Association, Secretary of the Slippery Rock School District Education Foundation, a board member of Slippery Rock Development and is a past board member of Butler Downtown. Lara enjoys volunteering in her community and resides in Slippery Rock with her husband Craig and two children.
Karen BrackettVice President / Preferred Corporate Services
Karen joined NexTier Bank in 1991 holding various positions that speak to her expertise and commitment to helping customers. With an abundance of energy, Karen’s character is shown in the support of local non-profit organizations including the Spinda Bifida Association of Western PA (SBAWP), the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Slippery Rock University, and the United Way of South Western PA, among other organizations. Karen graduated in 2017 from the Leadership Butler County Program and served as Chairman of the Board for the Butler County Chamber of Commerce in 2018. She is a recipient of the SBAWP’s Chairman’s Award, an award presented for demonstrating extraordinary generosity to the improvement of the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Karen currently serves on the Chamber Board of Directors for the Butler County Youth Leadership Program. As an asset to the community and the NexTier Bank team, her efforts help the bank to succeed and Karen advocates to offer her clients great banking solutions. Karen resides in Butler County with her husband Tim and two sons, Spencer and Nicky.
Jamie ShusterPreferred Corporate Assistance
Jamie is a 1995 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Administration of Justice. During the past 8 years with NexTier, Jamie has worked in various areas of the bank beginning as a teller, later promoted to branch supervisor, and moved into an operational role on the bank’s Deposit Support team before joining the Preferred Corporate Services team. Jamie serves as a member of the Butler Chamber of Commerce, and is a 2019 graduate of the Butler Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program, among other community organizations. Jamie resides in Butler County and enjoys time with her four children.