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Jul 17, 2020

Smith joins Best Place to Work in Alaska as Loan Officer

First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors named Kayla Smith Mortgage Loan Originator III and appointed her to Loan Officer. She will be based at the Johansen Branch in Fairbanks.

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Smith began her mortgage-lending career almost six years ago and has quickly become a local expert in home loan and refinancing programs. She recently served as the Board Treasurer for Fairbanks Network Housing Services. In her new role, Smith will use her expertise to provide Alaskans with the best mortgage services to meet their unique needs. “There is nothing more satisfying than helping my fellow Alaskans achieve their housing goals,” Smith said. “My responsibility means more than just helping people find a home – it is about building a community.”


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 2019, American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the second year in a row, and 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.


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