Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer
Ryan Strong’s steady progression to the First National leadership team began more than two decades ago when he joined the bank as a Management Associate. Since then, he has served as manager in branches across the state, as a commercial loan officer and director of Mortgage Lending. Strong leverages more than 20 years of hands-on operations experience and detailed knowledge of Alaska’s economy in his role as head of the Retail Banking & Cash Management Division. His responsibilities include oversight of the operations of Anchorage branches, commercial cash management, Mortgage Lending, Loan Servicing and Escrow. Strong is Co-Chair of the bank’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, responsible for the creation and implementation of First National’s response to the pandemic crisis. He is an active member and past president of the Alaska Bankers Association.