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Sep 01, 2016

New Branch Managers take over at Northern Lights, North Star

Two First National Bank Alaska banking experts with more than 30 years of combined experience were recently appointed Branch Managers by the bank’s Board of Directors.

Ophelia Faumuina is the new Branch Manager at the North Star Branch on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, while Rhoda Frei takes over as Branch Manager of the Northern Lights Branch in West Anchorage.

Both bankers will be responsible for business development, consumer loans, branch operations and customer service at their respective branches.

Faumuina first joined First National as a Teller in 2003. She excelled in bank operations at several Anchorage branches. Faumuina also worked in Escrow Servicing and in the Central Vault.

“My work coaching and mentoring our employees will directly benefit our customers on a daily basis,” Faumuina said. “Our customers can continue to visit our branch and see friendly Alaskans ready to meet their financial needs.”

Frei joined First National in 2000 and worked as a Teller, Customer Service Representative and Operations Supervisor until the appointment to her new position.

“I’m eager to play a role in the development of our staff and working with our customers,” Frei said. “Meeting those needs of our customers takes a team effort, and we’re ready for the job.”

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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