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Kennedy and Tanner bring vast Wealth Management experience to Alaska’s largest community bank

Jul 17, 2019

Kennedy and Tanner bring vast Wealth Management experience to Alaska’s largest community bank

First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors has announced their most recent hires, further strengthening the institution’s Wealth Management department.


Nichole Kennedy brings 25 years of experience in the investment industry to First National as Wealth Management Investment Officer. She has provided financial advising services in Southcentral Alaska for 18 years. “I am looking forward to creating great relationships with clients who want the local knowledge and experience only First National can bring,” Kennedy said. Matt Tanner 2019.jpg


Matthew Tanner joins First National as Senior Investment Management Officer. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of South Alabama, Tanner spent years honing his skills in wealth management. “Investment management is a passion of mine. I enjoy watching the success of our strategies meet the goals of our clients,” Tanner 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 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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