Vice President/Regional Unit Manager, Anchorage
In the year since First National Bank Alaska Vice President Chad Steadman took on the added responsibility as one of the Anchorage lending unit’s regional team managers, he’s gained a greater appreciation for all the bank and its customers accomplish.
Steadman’s increased leadership role includes more involvement assisting the bank’s senior leaders and management team.
“Having a closer connection to the senior loan committee and the bank’s management team has given me a better understanding of not just what I’m doing each day with my customers, but the overall picture of what everyone at First National is doing,” Steadman said. “Meeting the financial needs of Alaskans is definitely a group effort, and I’ve never been more proud to be part of the bank’s successful team.”
When not managing his bankers, Steadman specializes in commercial underwriting and lending credit to corporations and residential and commercial contractors. He holds a degree from Utah State University in finance with minors in financial planning and economics. He also earned graduate degrees from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University and the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Masters in Business Administration.
Steadman works as an Adjunct Professor at UAA teaching Construction Finance Management.
He put his expertise to good use when working closely with ABC’s John Marquardt on the motor home and RV rental and sales company’s construction of a new indoor showroom near the 8000 block of the Old Seward Highway in Anchorage.
“John and his team are very good at what they do and their ability to take care of customers is impressive,” Steadman said. “ABC does a fantastic job of taking care of all the little things.
“Finding the best way to help ABC grow and expand only made sense for First National. Customers like that make a huge impact on the lives of Alaskans and our state’s economy.”
Steadman is active in his community by coaching various youth soccer and basketball programs and has served on several non-profit boards including the Resource Development Council. He currently is an Alaska Small Business Development Center board member. As a youth he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and still enjoys the outdoors today. In 2014, he was named to the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top Forty Under 40 class, which honors the state’s top young professionals.
Steadman was raised in Soldotna and now lives in Anchorage with his wife and five children.
“Alaska is and hopefully will always be my home,” he said.
Contact Steadman today at CSteadman@FNBAlaska.com or 907-777-5601.