Press Releases

Back to Listing | Print

Oct 19, 2006

New officers and promotions

Five employees have new positions or appointments at First National Bank

During the September Board of Directors meeting, Jon Bue and Debra
Archey were appointed to Assistant Vice Presidents and Erin LeBon was
promoted to Cordova Branch Manager. Danielle Howard was promoted to
Operations Supervisor and Chris Longacre was appointed Loan Officer.

Jon Bue has been in the banking industry for almost two decades, joining
First National in 1999. Bue heads the loan department at the Eastchester Branch in Anchorage.

Bue is a four-year member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and served as
Board Treasurer for Cordova Telephone Cooperative.

Debra Archey has nearly 20 years banking experience. In 1997 she joined
First National in the Loan Imaging Service Department. Within three months, she moved to the Special Credits Department where she is currently Assistant Vice President.

Archey volunteers as team secretary for the Anchorage Hockey

Erin LeBon, a lifelong Alaskan, came to the bank in March 2005 to join the
management associate program. As Cordova Branch Manager, LeBon will
manage daily operations, develop new banking relationships, and maintain existing loan portfolios and relationships.

LeBon has a bachelors degree in both Business Administration and
Japanese Studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Last year, she
organized First Nationals United Way donation campaign, helping to raise more than $180,000.

Danielle Howard started in the banking industry at just 16-years-old as a
file clerk at a bank in Florida. By 1983, Howard joined First National and has worked as a supervisor, managed the Central Vault and most recently worked in Bank Operations Support. Howard is now the Operations Supervisor and Assistant Cashier at the Wasilla Branch.

Chris Longacre joined First National in 2005 in the management associate
program. He is now a loan officer at the Wasilla Branch.

Longacre is a volunteer for the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and has
climbed Mt. McKinley twice.

Established in 1922, First National is Alaskas largest Alaskan-owned and
operated bank, with ATMs and 29 branches in 17 communities throughout Alaska.


Contact: Marketing Department, (907) 777-3409