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Suzanne Whittle to lead First National’s compliance and branch operations teams

Aug 01, 2023

Suzanne Whittle to lead First National’s compliance and branch operations teams

ANCHORAGE, AK – First National Bank Alaska welcomes Suzanne Whittle as Compliance & Branch Operations Support Director and Senior Vice President. Whittle brings more than 42 years of banking experience to her role overseeing First National’s Compliance Department, including the bank’s Fair Lending and Quality Assurance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance and Branch Operations Compliance sections.

Whittle excels at ensuring compliance with all state and federal banking laws, regulations and rules. She has extensive experience in branch management and operations, call center and operations support, bank operations, security, and compliance.

An Alaskan for more than four decades, Whittle has dedicated herself to improving the lives of children and their families. She has served as president and in various other board roles for Kids' Corps, Inc., a Head Start Agency. 

“We couldn't be more excited about having Suzanne on our team,” said Board Chair and CEO/President Betsy Lawer. “Her wealth of knowledge and experience in bank compliance and operations and her commitment to community will be a benefit to all Alaskans for years to come.”

 Alaska’s community bank since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and 28 locations in 19 communities throughout the state, and by providing banking services to meet their needs across the nation and around the world.

In 2023, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the “Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the eighth year in a row, Best Bank/Credit Union for the third time running, and Best Corporate Citizen for a fourth time. American Banker recognized First National in 2022 as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the fifth year running. In the same year, Anchorage Daily News readers voted the bank one of the state’s top three financial institutions for the fourth year in a row in the ADN “Best of Alaska” Awards.

First National Bank Alaska is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.


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