Volume 16 Issue 4

Driving soundly with cyber security

For as long as Lane Nichols Sr. can remember, the beauty of driving cars sparked one singular emotion.

“The ultimate and amazing feeling of freedom,” Nichols said.“Cars and driving can take you anywhere, providing entertainment and personality in your life.

“Think of it. Some of your fondest memories are often connected to cars, getting that driver’s license as a teenager, maybe going out with friends or spending time with a special someone on that first date.”

Nichols loves his cars and loves selling cars to his customers at Gene’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM in Fairbanks. He’s owned the 72-year-old business since 2004.

But a few years back, Nichols and the company ran into a bit of trouble related to financial security and fraud. Gene’s didn’t bank with First National Bank Alaska at the time. But after meeting with the bank’s security and banking experts, the company made the switch to First National. The bank has helped drive the car dealership forward since.

“First National has been right here by our side for quite a while,” Nichols said. Read more...

Fraud - lessen the risk for you and your business


In a perfect world, business owners could concentrate solely on the growth of their companies.

But the truth is fraudsters and criminals are out there, so protecting your business from fraud has now become part of the daily routine. Working with First National Bank Alaska can help protect your business against such fraudsters. Read more...

Don Krohn

Before taking over as First National Bank Alaska’s Security Officer, Don Krohn spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, including 18 spent with the Anchorage Police Department specializing in white-collar crime.

Bringing all that experience with him, Krohn quickly applied his knowledge and applied it to the world of banking. Read more...

Pam Wentz

In her 34-plus years at First National Bank Alaska, Pam Wentz has consistently provided customers and employees with one thing she deems extremely important.

“An open-door policy,”Wentz said.“I always want customers and coworkers to feel comfortable and welcome to talk to me.” Read more...