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FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PASCO PROMOTES JIM ESRY TO COO AND DIRECTOR OF ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

Esry will continue to develop the Bank’s Marketplace Lending and FinTech partnerships, adding oversight of Loan Operations.

 

DADE CITY, FLORIDA (December 20, 2022) –First National Bank of Pasco (“FNB”) today announced the promotion of James (Jim) Esry, previously EVP, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, to the role of Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Director, Enterprise Risk Management.  He will continue to report to the President and CEO, Steven D. Hickman.  In addition to broad credit risk management responsibilities, Esry has been developing and overseeing the Bank’s risk management procedures for new product innovation since he joined the bank in July. Oversight of the Loan Operations team has been added to his responsibilities.

“Jim’s promotion reflects his sound leadership toward our goal of better products and services for our customers through the power of innovative technology,” said Steven D. Hickman, President and CEO of FNB. “His integrity and experience in risk management are essential as we grow our commercial banking franchise and reposition to benefit from the tremendous fee income opportunities made possible by partnering with fintech businesses.”

“I appreciate the confidence of our CEO and Board of Directors as we continue pursuing technology-enhanced products and services that our customers want and expect,” said Jim Esry.  “We are assessing the rapidly developing capabilities of fintech companies and designing scenarios that benefit our customers without increasing risk.”

Jim Esry, FNB Chief Enterprise Risk Officer

Before joining FNB, Esry was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafayette State Bank in Mayo, Florida, where he led that bank to restored health. This required raising capital, revising core values, and drastically reducing problem assets while preserving capital. Additionally, Esry led Pro Bank of Tallahassee, Florida, as Market Executive, where he grew the loan portfolio and reduced problem loans.

“I appreciate the confidence of our CEO and Board of Directors as we continue pursuing technology-enhanced products and services that our customers want and expect,” said Jim Esry.  “We are assessing the rapidly developing capabilities of fintech companies and designing scenarios that benefit our customers without increasing risk.”

FNB is a national banking association organized in 1986 and headquartered in Pasco County, Florida, with approximately $276 million in assets. With its principal banking office in Dade City, Florida and four additional Florida branch offices in Zephyrhills (2), Lutz (1), and Tampa (1), FNB provides a powerful suite of competitive, quality products and services that distinguish it as the premier provider of financial services to customers in its market areas.

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For additional information, please contact:
Jody Grenville, First National Bank of Pasco, Corporate Secretary
(352) 521-7251 / jgrenville@fnbpasco.com

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