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Four Alaska banking experts bring years of  experience to First National

Feb 11, 2020

Four Alaska banking experts bring years of experience to First National

First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors announced their most recent hires, further strengthening the state’s largest locally owned community bank.

Herbert Davis brings a master’s in capital markets and more than two decades of banking and management experience to his role at First National. As a Commercial Lending Officer and Assistant Vice President at the Golden Valley Branch, Davis will develop and maintain business banking relationships and help companies build on opportunities through lending. “I enjoy every aspect of banking and interacting with customers,” Davis said. “I look forward to building meaningful relationships with customers to help them succeed.”

With a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering and more than 23 years of information technology experience, Todd Naliboff was named Network Services Manager and appointed Vice President. Naliboff will manage the support and innovation of the bank’s network. When asked about his new position, Naliboff said, “I’m most looking forward to helping my colleagues maximize their use of technology when meeting our customers’ needs.”

Joe Donahue 2020 crop.jpgJoe Donahue was named Commercial Loan Officer and Vice President. Donahue will use his vast knowledge of commercial and construction lending to provide new banking opportunities and financial solutions to Alaskans. “I came from a family of small business entrepreneurs and am a small business owner myself,” Donahue said. “With two decades of experience in banking and small business, I use this knowledge to find solutions that help Alaskans grow their businesses.”

The Sitka Branch welcomed Shauna Thornton as Branch Manager. After nearly 10 years in banking and branch management, Thornton knows that the customer’s success is her success. “I love helping people maximize their assets and time, and I love to help my neighbors achieve their goals,” she says. “I am very proud and excited to work for a company with such a great reputation in the community.” Thornton has a master’s in public administration and is currently working towards obtaining her Ph.D.

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 2019, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the “Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the fourth year in a row and American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the second year in a row. The same year, Anchorage Daily News readers voted the bank one of the state’s top three 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.

Visit FNBAlaska.com for more information about Alaska’s largest locally owned bank and access to efficient and secure online banking services. First National Bank Alaska is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. 



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