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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/ BRANCH LENDING ADMINISTRATOR, STATEWIDE
A fixture not only in banking, but in the greater Kenai
Peninsula community for more than 30 years, First National Bank Alaska Senior Vice President Charlie Weimer prefers much of the credit for the success of the bank and its customers be given to others.
“I remind our customers often, they’re working with the best bankers in the state of Alaska,” Weimer said.
For most of his time at First National, Weimer has played an integral role in meeting the banking needs of the Doyle family, which owns and operates Weaver Bros., Inc. and Doyles Fuel Service. But the late D.H. Cuddy, First National’s longtime Chairman and President, current Senior Vice President Bill Inscho and current vice presidents Karl Heinz and Julie Wheeler took care of the family’s business interests as well.
“Jim and Jimmy Doyle are two of the most loyal, hard-working people you’re ever going to meet,” Weimer said. “Thankfully, they’ve been matched with First National bankers cut from a similar cloth.”
The evidence proves Weimer ranks right up there. Based in First National’s Soldotna Branch, he works daily with bank leaders in Fairbanks and the Mat-Su Valley, as well as those in Kenai, Kodiak, Valdez, Glennallen, Bethel and Southeast Alaska.
Before starting his banking career, Weimer earned his way through college by working in canneries, in construction and by commercial fishing on the Yukon River. Upon graduation, he joined First National’s management associate program, working in Anchorage before finding a permanent home on the Kenai Peninsula in 1984.
Recently, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce named Weimer winner of the prestigious Don Gilman Award during the Chamber’s Industry Appreciation Day. The award recognized Weimer’s service to the community.
“Charlie Weimer is someone who has excelled in making our community a better place,” said Industry Appreciation Day co-chair Tim Navarre. “He’s always willing to step up and does so with little fanfare.
“People around here can’t say enough good things about Charlie.”
Like he’s done for decades, Weimer took all the accolades in stride.
“All in all, it’s a very nice surprise,” Weimer said. “But what I’m doing today is no different from what I did yesterday. Mr. Cuddy sent me down here to be part of this community and help our customers.
“It just makes sense to be a good neighbor.”Contact Weimer today at CWeimer@FNBAlaska.com or 907-260-6020.
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