CRANBURY, N.J., Nov. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1 ST Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY), parent company of 1 ST Constitution Bank, announced that its Board of Directors has increased the size of the Board from eight to nine members, effective January 1, 2017, and has elected Carmen M. Penta to serve as a director, effective as of January 1, 2017, to fill the vacancy on the Board resulting from the increase in the size of the Board. Mr. Penta is a certified public accountant with over 40 years of experience with Price, Waterhouse & Co. and EisnerAmper LLP and as a founder of Wiener, Penta and Goodman, a central New Jersey accounting firm, and Addeo Pollaco & Penta LLC, an accounting and consulting firm. Mr. Penta has also previously served three years as a member of the Advisory Board of Jersey Shore Bank, 13 years as a member of the Board of Directors of Central Jersey Bank, where he also served as Chairman of the Audit and Expansion Committee and as a member of the Loan Committee, and three years as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Colonial American Bank, where he also served as Chairman of the Audit and Expense Committee and as a member of the Loan and Compensation Committee. In addition, Mr. Penta has owned and operated over 20 commercial real estate properties. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Monmouth University and is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.