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Sep 30, 2019

First National Bank Alaska appoints five local banking experts to new roles

First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors announced their most recent hires, appointments and promotions, further strengthening the state’s largest locally owned financial institution.

Senior Vice President Karl Heinz was promoted to Senior Regional Manager and will now oversee bank operations in Fairbanks. Heinz joined the bank in 2003 and previously led First National branches in Eagle River, Glennallen, Haines, Kenai, Kodiak and Valdez.

With 15 years of financial experience, Tim Redder joined First National as Regional Branch Manager Lending and was appointed Vice President. Redder is based out of the Kenai Branch and will oversee operations on the Kenai Peninsula and in Kodiak. “I'm looking forward to growing our business by doing what's right for our customers,” Redder said.

Vice President and Loan Officer Mike Frost was promoted to Branch Manager Lending of the Soldotna Branch. Frost will utilize his years of First National banking experience on the Kenai Peninsula in his new position.

Stephanie Daniels was promoted to Cash Management Support Manager and appointed Assistant Vice President. Daniels has 17 years of banking experience and will continue to use her diverse background in commercial banking to help customers with their cash management needs.

Business Development Representative Debra Davies was appointed Business Development Officer and will continue expanding and developing new customer relationships in the bank’s Escrow Unit.

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 2019, American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the second year in a row. In 2018, named First National the most admired company in the state and the bank received the Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award from the Alaska Chamber.


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