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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

Rick Flake was named Corporate Services Director and appointed Senior Vice President. He will oversee Special Credits for the bank. A graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Flake brings 30 years of local banking expertise to First National. 

“I enjoy getting to know customers and finding the best way to help them succeed,” Flake said. “Having a clear understanding of the wants and needs of our customers is pivotal to their success. It’s motivating to do so with the backing of First National’s history and trustworthy reputation.”

New Lending Unit Team Leader I and Vice President Shin Suzuki will manage an experienced team of corporate lenders and oversee commercial and real estate loans. A financial expert with 16 years in the local banking industry, Suzuki understands the needs of Alaskans, and views his work as an opportunity to give back to     his community.

Michael Musgrove joined the bank as Loan Officer II and was appointed Assistant Vice President.  A lifelong Alaskan with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska Southeast and more than 20 years of experience in local banking, Musgrove will work with commercial customers to provide the best loan products to achieve their business goals.

Matthew Ezell will utilize his decade of banking and real estate experience as First National’s newest Mortgage Loan Originator III and Loan Officer. Ezell is the current president of the Alaska Mortgage Bankers Association and an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Anchorage. He has been honored as a past “Affiliate of the Year” by the Anchorage Home Builders Association, where he has also served on the board.

Assistant Vice Presidents Ligia Lutan and Sheila Lomboy have each been promoted to Loan Officer III and appointed Vice President.  This promotion will expand their roles, providing greater lending authority to best meet their commercial and real estate customers’ needs.

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 2018, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the “Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the third year in a row and as best Corporate Citizen for the second, and American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For.” In January 2018, Microsoft News 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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Rick Flake, SVP and Corporate Services Director

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Shin Suzuki, VP/Lending Unit Team Leader 

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Michael Musgrove, AVP/Loan Officer

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Matthew Ezell, Mortgage Loan Originator


Ligia Lutan, VP/Loan Officer 


Sheila Lomboy, VP/Loan Officer


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