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Sep 25, 2015

Fanning, Tomuro latest Pacific Coast Banking School graduates

In a demonstration of its continued investment in the knowledge and skill of its bankers, First National Bank Alaska today proudly announced vice presidents Luke Fanning and Stacy Tomuro as two of the most-recent graduates of the Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS).

Part of a graduating class of 229 banking professionals from 31 states, Fanning and Tomuro first started the rigorous program at “the Premier National Graduate School of Banking” in August 2013. PCBS has partnered with the University of Washington for 77 years. In the three-year program, graduates attended a two-week resident session each August on campus, completed seven inter-session written assignments and authored an original management thesis.

“The program focuses on the multi-disciplinary aspects of banking, with an emphasis on leadership,” Fanning said. “There are a lot of unconnected dots in our business, and PCBS teaches a framework for how to better connect them to make strategic decisions.”

Fanning is based in Juneau as First National’s Southeast Regional Manager. Tomuro works at Anchorage’s Dimond Branch. He’s a team leader in the bank’s Corporate Lending Division.

“First National has an incredible legacy and it says a lot that the bank put this kind of trust in me,” Tomuro said. “It’s a real honor, and I intend to make sure the bank gets a good return on its investment when it comes to helping our customers.”

Last month, First National bankers Karl Heinz and Jenny Mahlen started the PCBS program.

“As part of our commitment to providing convenience, service and value to our fellow Alaskans, the bank will continue to provide our local banking experts with all the tools they need to get the job done,” First National President and Chair Betsy Lawer said. “Our PCBS graduates will help lead the way as Alaska prepares for success in a changing economic environment.”

Alaskan-owned and operated since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and branches in 18 communities throughout the state. Visit for more information about Alaska’s largest locally-owned bank and access to efficient and secure online banking services.


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