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Premier Bank Announces Officer Promotions in the Southern Market

Premier Bank Announces Officer Promotions in the Southern Market

Defiance, OH  (May 23, 2022) – Premier Bank is pleased to announce the recent officer title promotions of Jim Ferry, Jennifer Mason, J.J. Preston and Michelle Rachel, as approved by the Board of Directors.

This team, led by Amy Hackenberg, Southern Market President for Premier Bank, works to deliver an exceptional customer experience, while ensuring a focus on building relationships, engaging customers in conversations to understand their financial needs and working proactively to help them succeed financially. “These individuals have been a vital resource to our team. They know our local market and have earned this designation at the forefront of our commitment to the communities we serve,” explained Hackenberg.

Jim Ferry has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the Fostoria office. He has over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry. In his free time, you can find him volunteering at local charity events to give back to his community. His office is located at 1694 North Countyline Street in Fostoria, OH. He can be contacted at 419-436-0230 or [email protected].

Jennifer Mason has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer. She has more than 20 years of industry experience. She has a passion for volunteering and giving back to her local community. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Lima and a committee member for the United Way of Greater Lima. She serves on the board for the Lima Rotary Foundation, Allen County Agriculture Society and the Allen County Fair Foundation. Her office is located at 2600 Allentown Road in Lima, OH. She can be contacted at 419-549-8564 or [email protected].

J.J. Preston has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender. He has more than 20 years of experience in commercial lending. As an active member of the Findlay community, Preston serves as Board Immediate Past Chair for the Findlay Family YMCA, Board Vice President for the Findlay/Hancock County Public Library, Board Member for the Raise the Bar Hancock County, Finance Committee Member for the Hancock Historic Museum, Attendance/Greeting/Fellowship Committee Chair for the Findlay Rotary Club and Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair for the Black Swamp Golf Classic. He resides in Findlay, 

OH with his wife, Alissa and two daughters, Molly and Claire. His office is located at 301 South Main Street in Findlay, OH. He can be contacted at 567-301-6202 or [email protected].

Michelle Rachel has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Sales Manager. She has 27 years of industry experience. Sharing in the Bank’s dedication and passion for spreading kindness and doing good deeds, she enjoys volunteering for builds at Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County and the United Way of Hancock County. She currently serves as a board member for the Kan Du Group and a member of Hancock County Community Housing. She resides in Findlay, OH. Her office is located at 301 South Main Street in Findlay, OH. She can be contacted at 419-422-4032 or [email protected].

About Premier Bank

Premier Bank, headquartered in Youngstown Ohio, operates 74 branches and 12 loan offices in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia (West Virginia office operates as Home Savings Bank) and serves clients through a team of wealth professionals dedicated to each community banking branch. The holding company for Premier Bank and First Insurance Group is Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: PFC), headquartered in Defiance, Ohio. First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency with ten offices in Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s website at YourPremierBank.com.