First National Bank Names Four New Members to Executive Leadership Team


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First National Bank updated its executive leadership team to provide greater market coverage, enhanced efficiency and in-depth focus on specific areas of the company.

Boyd K. Pethel has been named executive vice president of Metro Commercial Banking. Todd L. Hays and Daniel R. Holquist will serve as executive directors of Retail Banking, responsible for Sales and Administration & Operations, respectively. Additionally, David B. Green has been promoted to executive vice president, reflecting the growth of the mortgage banking division under his leadership as director of Mortgage Services.

Pethel, along with Community Commercial Banking EVP Frank R. Krieder, will report to Robert M. Moorehead, chief wholesale banking officer.

Hays, Holquist and Green will report to Barry Robinson, chief consumer banking officer.

“We have brought together a talented group of bankers who have generated great success for FNB, and I am pleased to tap into their extensive experience as we grow and strengthen critical areas of our business,” said Vincent J. Delie, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of First National Bank. “The depth and strength of our leadership team enables us to better align our resources to drive results.”

Pethel will be responsible for driving consistency and the execution of the Commercial Banking sales model throughout FNB’s Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Mid-Atlantic regions, with the regional presidents in these markets reporting to him. Pethel’s new role builds on his success overseeing FNB’s expansion in Cleveland as regional president, a role he had held since 2013. Pethel has more than three decades of experience with prominent regional financial institutions.

Hays will oversee business development and the consistent application of FNB’s customer service principles throughout its multi-state footprint. In addition to managing the retail branch team’s efforts to grow customer relationships, his responsibilities will also encompass Small Business Banking and the company’s Workplace Banking product. Hays joined FNB more than five years ago as a retail banking executive serving the Cleveland Region, part of a nearly 30-year career including service with some of the nation’s largest banks.

Holquist will lead strategies designed to drive the efficiency and effectiveness of the retail branch and ATM network, including consolidations, renovations and de novo branch expansions throughout the footprint. In addition, he will be responsible for delivering a best-in-class customer experience through process and systems improvements, appropriate staffing levels and an innovative branch design. Holquist has more than 41 years of banking experience, including more than 23 years with FNB.

Green will manage a mortgage banking division which provides mortgage services to customers throughout the Bank’s multi-state footprint. Green joined FNB in 2013 and has brought significant increases in both revenue and the size of the residential mortgage loan portfolio. He has more than 37 years of banking experience, having held roles at several regional banks and mortgage lending institutions.

FNB has also made several strategic personnel moves, including hiring D. Bryant Mitchell as executive vice president of Capital Markets and Specialty Finance, expanding the role of Samuel D. Kirsch, senior vice president and director of Digital Channels and Payments, and promoting Wendy M. Murphy to senior vice president. Kirsch and Murphy will report to Robinson.

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