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Sep 09, 2019

Franz joins the Best Place to Work in Alaska as Executive Vice President

First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors recently named Darren Franz Anchorage Commercial Lending Officer and appointed him Executive Vice President at the state’s largest, locally owned community bank.

Franz joins First National with 27 years of local banking experience. During his banking career, Franz has successfully overseen the management of retail and business banking in 16 different Alaska communities with broad geographic, economic and cultural diversity.

In his new role, Franz will use his proven lending expertise, management experience and knowledge of market opportunities to help the bank achieve its strategic goals.

“I’m thrilled to join a dynamic team and be part of First National’s long history and bright future, “Franz said.

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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