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Alaska’s largest community bank welcomes Keopuhiwa and Thomas

Sep 11, 2019

Alaska’s largest community bank welcomes Keopuhiwa and Thomas

First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors has announced their most recent hires.

Sherilee Keopuhiwa joins the Cash Management team as Senior Business Development Officer with 23 years of banking experience. In her role, Keopuhiwa will work closely with First National branches to help meet customers’ cash management needs. She is passionate about providing the best customer service to her customers. “I’m looking forward to seeing what each day will bring; every new day is an opportunity,” Keopuhiwa said.

Luke Thomas brings a wide-range of banking experience gained throughout Alaska to his new position as Loan Officer I in Anchorage. In his role, Thomas will work with Alaska businesses to strengthen the economy through responsible commercial lending and relationship management. “I’m excited to continue building my career at a homegrown bank with a bright future,” said Thomas.

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. In 2018, American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” and named First National the most admired company in the state. In October 2018, First National received the Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award from the Alaska Chamber.


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