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Jun 22, 2021

Best Place to Work in Alaska welcomes Patin as new Human Resources Director  

Steve Patin 2021 - Crop.jpgFirst National Bank Alaska’s board of directors recently announced Steven Patin has joined the state’s largest locally owned community bank as Human Resources Director and Senior Vice President.

In his new role, Patin provides strategic human resources leadership and directs talent management, compensation and benefits, employee relations and policies at the bank. He leverages two decades as a former US Army officer and more than 10 years of executive experience to continue building the values of innovation, engagement and agility that have made First National the Best Place to Work in Alaska since 2016. “If I could tell the bank’s 650 plus employees one thing, it’s that I’m here to help you and be a corporate ambassador in our community,” Patin said. “I’m proud to be a part of the Best Place to Work in Alaska for five years running.”

Patin graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point concentrating in Behavioral Science and Systems Engineering before earning a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and another in Administration and Supervision. Before joining the First National team, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Alaska System and Vice President of Customer Operations at Alaska Communications.

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, and by providing banking services to meet their needs across the nation and around the world. In 2020, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the “Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the fifth year in a row. In the same year, American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the third year in a row, and Anchorage Daily News readers voted the bank one of the state’s top two financial institutions in the ADN “Best of Alaska” Awards. First National was also recognized as the most admired company in the state by MSN.com and received the Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award from the Alaska Chamber.



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