FNB employees earn promotions
IRON MOUNTAIN – Five employees have earned promotions to various levels of vice president at First National Bank & Trust, executives at the bank announced.
Those promoted include:
— Russell Kassin becomes senior vice president and chief lending officer, responsible for overseeing all lending functions at the bank as well as developing new commercial and residential loan business.
Kassin graduated from Northern Michigan 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 designation. He previously worked with Lincoln Financial and Wells Fargo and has been with First National Bank & Trust for six years.
He has been active in the community as an executive board member of the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance, chairman of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance, Junior Achievement board member and teacher, Kiwanis member and past president, plus also serves on the boards for Care Free Dental and Iron Mountain Road and Trail, the Bay College West Advisory Board and the St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church finance council. In addition, he is an active member of the Iron Mountain Dad’s Hockey League.
— James Moln is the new senior vice president and chief operating officer, directing deposit and branch operations as well as serving as the bank’s human resource director.
Moln has been with the bank since 1994, starting as a branch manager. He was promoted to assistant vice president in 1998 and began working with branch administration and human resources. He transitioned to vice president in 1999, then took on operations in 2005. He was promoted in 2015 to senior vice president, human resources, branch administration, operations, and branch manager.
Moln graduated from NMU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and also completed the school’s advanced human resource management program. He is a graduate as well of the 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 elevated to vice president, chief financial officer, responsible for all internal and external financial reporting, for developing and putting into action the organization’s financial strategies, and for managing the bank’s credit risk department.
Lutz earned his undergraduate degree in economics and management from Albion College, as well as a master of science in accounting from Marquette University and is a certified public accountant, or CPA. He has been accepted into the Financial Managers School that will start this fall.
He has worked for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause in Chicago as a tax associate and Leaf, Dahl and Company as a senior accountant.
Lutz started at First National Bank & Trust in 2014 as a credit analyst, then was promoted to controller in 2016.
He is involved with several non-profit community organizations, serving on the boards for the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance, Mountain View Ice Arena and as treasurer of the Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half-Marathon. He is a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church, Michigan Association of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs and Financial Managers Society. He also serves on numerous scholarship committees, in addition to being active with many local sports organizations, including the Dad’s Hockey League and the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Adult League Soccer.
— Marty Fox will be vice president, retail lending, specializing in mortgage and consumer lending. He will handle developing and servicing consumer loans, including auto, residential mortgage loans and unsecured personal loans.
Fox has been with the bank since 1984 and is a graduate of NMU’s 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 and St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
— Lisa Bosley is the new assistant vice president, retail lending, specializing in residential real estate lending. She will assist consumers in applying for mortgage loans as well as consumer loans and other financial services.
Bosley joined the bank in 1993. Before that, she spent four years working in the financial services industry with First of America Bank. She is a member of the Zonta Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford and the American Martyrs Catholic Church.
“The contributions of these employees play a major role in shaping a bright future for First National Bank and Trust, in addition to their contributions to our community in various leadership roles,” said David Kashian, president and CEO of First National. “They also illustrate the amount of talent within the bank and we are proud to recognize their contributions to our firm’s success with these promotions.”
Chartered in 1887, First National Bank & Trust is among the oldest and largest independently owned banks in the Upper Peninsula. It has eight locations in Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Menominee and Iron River, in addition to Trust & Wealth Management services in Marquette.