Andy Hauck and Cathy Myers joined First Financial Bank as commercial banking executive and consumer banking executive, respectively. They come on board concurrently with the announced retirement of Chief Banking Officer Tony Stollings, who is leaving after more than 12 years with the bank.
Stollings will work closely with Hauck, Myers and the entire leadership team to ensure a smooth transition for associates and clients until his retirement later this year.
“Tony has been an integral part of First Financial’s transformation and growth into the high-performing company that we are today. We are very happy for Tony and appreciate his many years of service to our company,” said Archie Brown, First Financial president and CEO. “I am very excited to have Andy and Cathy join the First Financial team. I believe they both bring the right mix of experience, leadership and strategic thinking that will help their teams continue to provide responsive service and comprehensive solutions to meet the needs of our clients, while helping us achieve even greater levels of success.”
Hauck, a seasoned commercial banking leader, joins First Financial with more than 30 years of experience. As commercial banking executive, Hauck will lead the team across the bank’s footprint in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky focusing on investment commercial real estate, commercial banking, business capital, equipment finance and treasury management. Prior to joining First Financial, he worked for Fifth Third Bank for many years as a corporate banking executive and after that served as managing director with Lazear Capital Partners.
In her new role, Myers will oversee the day-to-day operations of the consumer, business banking, wealth and mortgage banking groups while driving strategic initiatives designed to further assist our clients in achieving their goals.
Prior to joining First Financial Bank, she held leadership positions with U.S. Bank, Key Bank, and First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio.
“Our success wouldn’t be possible without our talented team and the strong relationships they build with our clients. Together, we will continue the company’s long tradition of providing excellent results and exceeding our clients’ expectations,” concluded Brown.
Founded in 1863 and based in Cincinnati, First Financial operates 158 banking centers and provides banking and financial services products through its six lines of business: commercial, retail banking, investment commercial real estate, mortgage banking, commercial finance and wealth management.