FirstBank’s board elected Kevin Classen CEO to replace Jim Reuter, who will retire from the bank after seven years as CEO and 37 years with the organization overall. In addition, FirstBank’s board named Kelly Kaminskas chief operating officer.
FirstBank named John Markovich chief credit officer. Markovich, who was formerly the bank’s president of commercial lending, will be taking over for Brian Ballard, who retired after more than 30 years with the company.
FirstBank, a privately held bank with a focus on “banking for good,” announced several leadership changes. The new appointments result from previous FirstBank presidents retiring or being elevated to C-level positions.
Emily Robinson will retire on April 29 after nearly 30 years with FirstBank as COO. Kelly Kaminskas, will replace Robinson on FirstBank’s senior leadership team as chief digital officer and Shannon Jones will become the bank’s the new chief people officer.