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FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PASCO PROMOTES JIM ESRY TO PRESIDENT AND CEO

Esry was formerly Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Director, Enterprise Risk Management.

 

DADE CITY, FLORIDA (April 28, 2023) – First National Bank of Pasco (“FNB”) today announced the promotion of James (Jim) Esry to President and CEO, and Bank Director. He was previously Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Director, Enterprise Risk Management. The President and CEO position was vacated by Steven Hickman, who resigned on April 10, citing personal and health reasons and a desire to spend more time with his family.

Esry has been overseeing the Bank’s risk management procedures for new product innovation since he joined the bank in July of 2022. Oversight of the Loan Operations team was added to his responsibilities in December.

“Jim’s promotion to President and CEO reflects our confidence in his leadership, demonstrated over the past few months as we have pursued our goal of better products and services for our customers through the power of innovative technology,” said Ander (A.P.) Gibbs, the Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Pasco. “He has helped our team, led by Mike Mashke, achieve tremendous progress toward this goal.”

“I appreciate the continued confidence of our Board of Directors as we pursue technology-enhanced products and services that our customers want and expect,” said Jim Esry.  “Our trademarked slogan is ‘The Official Bank of the American Dream®.’ If enhanced products and services help our clients achieve their dreams, we’re in.”

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, growing liquidity, revising core values, and drastically reducing problem assets. Additionally, Esry led Pro Bank of Tallahassee, Florida, as Market Executive, where he grew the loan portfolio and reduced problem loans. Esry is a former bank examiner with over a decade of regulatory experience.

“I appreciate the continued confidence of our Board of Directors as we pursue technology-enhanced products and services that our customers want and expect,” said Jim Esry. “Our trademarked slogan is ‘The Official Bank of the American Dream.’ If enhanced products and services help our clients achieve their dreams, we’re in.”

FNB is a national banking association organized in 1986 and headquartered in Pasco County, Florida, with approximately $300 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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