By KRIS REILLY, Editor
Lucerne Valley’s only bank has a new manager, as Marlene Fuller takes over for longtime manager Janet Morosco at the local branch of First Mountain Bank.
Morosco was the branch manager for 21 years and has lived in Lucerne Valley since 1976. She said she will continue her involvement with the local high school scholarship committee, which she helped found in the 1990’s.
“I have absolutely felt like I am one of the luckiest people in the world,” Morosco said. “I had a job that I loved. I loved my customers and my coworkers. My husband and I decided to spend some time together. After 49 years of marriage, it was time to spend some time together, other than two weeks here and there.”
Fuller is no stranger to the area. She’s lived in Lucerne Valley for 25 years and worked at the Lucerne Valley branch for 12 years starting in 1991. She has spent the last few years working at FMB’s main office in Big Bear Lake before earning the branch manager promotion with Morosco’s retirement.
“I’m really pleased to be here,” Fuller said. “I know a lot of people in the community; I’ve been here for 25 years and I’m just really happy to be here again.”