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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

The Johansen Branch welcomed Jen Imus to their team. Imus joined the bank as the Interior Relationship Manager and was appointed Vice President. In her role, she will help support business development and strengthen customer relationships in the Fairbanks region. “First National has nearly 100 years of experience in helping Alaskans succeed. I am looking forward to being a part of a team that supports my hometown,” Imus said.

Management Associate program graduate Lydia Sobek was promoted to Loan Officer I and will work in the Corporate Lending team’s newly created Tax Unit. In addition to commercial loans, Sobek will specialize in Low-Income Housing Tax credit loans, Historical Tax Credit loans and Dino Tax Credit loans. “I am most looking forward to being on this experienced lending team and working with local businesses to help improve my community,” Sobek said.

Business Support Specialist Fitime “Tinka” Nasufi was promoted to Branch Manager I Operations of the North Star Branch on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. At North Star, Nasufi will be responsible for daily branch operations and building and maintaining customer relationships. “I’m excited to be working with the hard-working service members and their dedicated families here on JBER,” said Nasufi.

Quinn Anderson was promoted to Loan Officer I and will help customers with their lending needs at the U-Med Branch. Anderson joined First National in 2014 and worked as a Personal Banker until beginning a Loan Officer Apprenticeship in June 2018. “The community’s success is my success, and I want to do my part to provide the high quality service Alaskans expect from First National,” said Anderson.

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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L to R: Lydia Sobek, Tinka Nasufi, Quinn Anderson


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