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D.H. Cuddy

Chairman
In 1951 when Cuddy succeeded his father as president of the bank, most Anchorage business leaders believed he was among the youngest bank presidents in the country. Today the Anchorage High School and Stanford University graduate and attorney steers a course for First National that places it as a leader among Alaska banks, and one of the safest, and most financially strong banks in the nation.

Betsy Lawer

Vice Chair
As a third generation Alaskan banker, Lawer grew up with many of Alaska's business and community leaders. She learned the banking business literally at her father's knee, earned her degree from Duke University, and returned to work her way up to the leadership position she holds today. In 2011, Lawer began serving a three-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Board of Directors.

Dr. Maurice Coyle

Board Member
Coyle graduated from St. Louis University Medical School in 1961, and seven years later came to Anchorage to join the staff of the Alaska Native Medical Center. He served as the director of radiology at Providence Alaska Health Systems until his retirement in 2000, and returned from retirement in 2003. He joined First National's board of directors in 1991.

Perry Eaton

Board Member
Eaton was born in Kodiak and grew up working on his father's fishing boat. He lives in Anchorage and is a shareholder and director at Koniag, Inc. He worked as a commercial lender for First National Bank Alaska early in his professional career, which included serving as founder and CEO of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and as an officer in various capacities at Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. Eaton has also established his name as a talented artist, photographer and mask-maker.

George E. Gordon

Board Member
In 1962, Gordon graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) with a degree in Electrical Engineering. A former president and CEO of Fairbanks-based Utility Services of Alaska, Inc. and Doyon Utilities, he has nearly fifty years' experience with utility management in arctic climates. A past member-at-large on the National Association of Water Companies board of directors, Gordon serves on the Civilian Advisory Board for the U.S. Air Force Alaskan Command. He was named the 2000 Business Leader of the Year by the UAF School of Management's Associated Students of Business, and earned the Alumni Achievement Award for Business and Professional Excellence from UAF in 2009.

Margy Johnson

Board Member
Johnson worked her way up to become one of Alaska's most prominent business leaders. Active in Alaska's business, civic and political circles, she is a strong advocate for substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation programs. She was the first woman to serve as president of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and, in 1993, became the first woman elected mayor of Cordova.

Jane Klopfer

Board Member
Klopfer, a lifelong Alaskan, is co-owner of the Snow Goose Restaurant in Anchorage and an active member in the local business community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Master of Business Administration in Finance and has extensive experience in investment management. Before joining the bank's board Klopfer worked for the investment firms, McMorgan and Company and the Alaska Permanent Capital Management Company as a senior vice president.

Loren H. Lounsbury

Board Member
An Alaskan since age 10, Lounsbury received his degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. Returning to Alaska in the late 1950s, he foresaw the coming economic boom in the new state and opened his own engineering and survey firm. A First National board member since 1976, he has served on the boards of numerous Alaska non-profit agencies.

Lucy Mahan

Board Member
A licensed professional counselor who resides in Homer most of the time, Mahan is the daughter of First National Chairman D.H. Cuddy and sister of Vice Chair Betsy Lawer. She graduated from Anchorage's West High and earned degrees from the University of Colorado and Alaska Pacific University. Mahan owns and facilitates Transitional Counseling LLC.

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