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Five Promoted At First National Bank & Trust
IRON MOUNTAIN, MI (April 9, 2018) - First National Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotions of five employees. The announcement was made by David Kashian, President and CEO.
“The contributions of these employees play a major role in shaping a bright future for First National Bank & Trust, in addition to their contributions to our community in various leadership roles,” said President Kashian. “They also illustrate the amount of talent with- in the bank and we are proud to recognize their contributions to our firm’s success with these promotions.”
Russell Kassin has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. He is responsible for overseeing all lending func- tions of the bank as well as developing new commercial and residential loan business.
Mr. Kassin graduated from Northern Michi- gan University with a degree in personal finance, in addition to graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He has obtained Series 7 and Series 66 health and life insurance licenses and the Certified Financial Planner® designa- tion. He previously worked with Lincoln Financial and Wells Fargo and has been with First National Bank & Trust for six years.
He plays a very active role in the commu- nity as an executive board member of the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance, Chairman of the Dickinson Area Economic Develop- ment Alliance, Junior Achievement board member and teacher, Kiwanis member and past president, and also serves on the boards for Care Free Dental, Iron Mountain Road & Trail, Bay College West Advisory Board, and the St. Mary & St. Joseph Finance Council. He is also an active member of the Iron Moun- tain Dad’s Hockey League.
James Moln has been promoted to the posi- tion of Senior Vice President and Chief Oper- ating Officer. He oversees the bank’s deposit and branch operations as well as serving as the Bank’s Human Resource Director. Mr. Moln has been with the Bank since 1994, starting as a Branch Manager. He was promoted to
Assistant Vice President in 1998 and began his work with Branch Administration and Human Resources. He then transitioned to Vice President in 1999, followed by taking on Operations in 2005. In 2015 he was promot- ed to Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Branch Administration, Opera- tions, and Branch Manager.
Mr. Moln graduated from Northern Michi- gan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also graduated from the Advanced Human Resource Man- agement Program through the Graduate School of Banking. He continued his educa- tion by graduating from General Lending School at the Robert M. Perry Schools of Banking at Central Michigan University. He is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norway and also serves on the church’s Finance Council.
Matthew Lutz has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lutz is responsible for all internal and external financial reporting, for develop- ing and implementing the organization’s financial strategies, and for managing the Bank’s Credit Risk Department.
Mr. Lutz obtained his undergraduate degree in economics and management from Albion College, as well as a Master of Science in Accounting degree from Marquette Universi- ty and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has been accepted into the Financial Man- agers School, which commences in Fall 2018. Previously, he worked for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause in Chicago, Illinois as a Tax Associate prior to working for Leaf, Dahl and Company as a Senior Accountant. Mr. Lutz began working for First National Bank & Trust as a Credit Analyst in 2014, prior to being promoted to Controller in 2016.
He is involved with several non-profit com- munity organizations, serving on the boards for the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance, Mountain View Ice Arena, and is Treasurer of the Iron Mountain Road & Trail Half
Marathon. He is a member of American Mar- tyrs Catholic Church, Michigan Association of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, and Financial Managers Society. He also serves on numerous scholarship committees, in addi- tion to being active with many local sports organizations, including the DHL and IM-K ALS.
Marty Fox has been promoted to the posi- tion of Vice President, Retail Lending, spe- cializing in mortgage and consumer lending. He is responsible for developing and servicing consumer loans, including auto, residential mortgage loans, and unsecured personal loans.
Mr. Fox has been with the bank since 1984 and is a graduate of the Northern Michigan University School of Banking and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. He has been a member of the Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association, the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Lions Club, along with being a member of St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Lisa Bosley has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Retail Lending, specializing in residential real estate lending. She is responsible for assisting consumers in apply-
ing for mortgage loans as well as consumer loans and other financial services.
Ms. Bosley joined the bank in 1993. Prior to her twenty five years with First National Bank & Trust, she spent four years working in the financial services industry with First of America. She is a member of the Zonta Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford and the Ameri- can Martyrs Catholic Church.
“These employees bring a significant amount of experience and knowledge of financial services and products to our organi- zation,” Kashian said. “They will continue to be invaluable assets well into the future as we continue to grow and expand.”
About First National Bank & Trust
First National Bank & Trust is one of the old- est and largest independently owned banks in the Upper Peninsula. Chartered in 1887, First National Bank & Trust is a full service, FDIC federally insured bank providing eight con- venient locations in Iron Mountain, Kings- ford, Menominee and Iron River, in addition to Trust & Wealth Management services in Marquette. Visit for more information.

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