Daily News: March 1, 2018

FNB Alaska Promotes 10 Execs, Names Lawer CEO


First National Bank Alaska’s board of directors promoted 10 of its top bankers to new or expanded roles on the executive management team.

The promotions include:

  • Betsy Lawer to CEO, in addition to her duties and role as board chair
  • Doug Longacre to president of First National
  • Charlie Weimer to chief commercial lending officer and executive vice president
  • Cindi Buzitis to chief compliance officer and executive vice president
  • Cheri Gillian to chief administrative officer and executive vice president
  • Phil Griffin to executive vice president, in addition to his role as chief information officer
  • Bill Renfrew to executive vice president
  • Michele Schuh to executive vice president, in addition to her work as CFO
  • David Stringer to executive vice president, in addition to his duties as head of the Special Credits and Participation Loans Division
  • Ryan Strong to chief banking officer and executive vice president

“These promotions and appointments only fortify our message to Alaskans,” Lawer said. “We truly believe in you and our state. I’m eager to see what our executive management team can help Alaska achieve today and in the future.”