Frank Hierro Announces Upcoming Retirement as Premier Bank Mahoning Valley Market President
Youngstown, OH (August 3, 2021) – Premier Bank announced today that Mahoning Valley Market President Frank Hierro plans to retire in late October 2021.
"Not only do I want to thank Frank for his outstanding leadership and the strategic contributions that have brought Premier Bank success in the Mahoning Valley, but for his friendship and valued advice over the years. On behalf of the Board of Directors and every Premier Bank associate, while he will be missed, we wholeheartedly wish him, his wife Barb and their family all the best in his retirement," said Gary Small, President & CEO. "Frank has been a strong advocate of our core values, delivering results and providing the best in banking. Frank’s priority has always been to focus on how he and the Bank can support our community and bring the greatest value to his clients. His commitment to our success is exemplified by the strong foundation and team that will continue his legacy.”
Frank joined Premier Bank in 2014 with over 30 years of executive experience in developing teams with a focus on growing customer relationships. During his tenure, Frank provided the focus and dedication needed to expand partnerships and initiatives concentrated on delivering solid results while enhancing the community bank difference and building commercial banking relationships. He will be succeeded by Josh Toot, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager, who will expand upon the legacy created by Frank and continue to deliver on Premier Bank’s commitment to provide the best in community banking throughout the Mahoning Valley.
Frank is an integral part of the Mahoning Valley community and has been involved with numerous local organizations throughout his career. He has been on the boards of the Youngstown Business Incubator, Youngstown Area C.I.C., The Better Business Bureau and Youngstown State University’s Foundation where he presently serves as Board Chairperson. Additionally, he is an active member of both Youngstown State’s President’s Council and Alumni Association. In the past, he served as the Board Chairman for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation and chaired the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s Annual Campaign.
"I cannot thank Premier Bank enough for the opportunity to work for an organization that values and prioritizes our customers, communities and employees as much as we do. I’m grateful for the strong, talented and energetic team that we have created here in the Valley," said Frank. "Congratulations to Josh as my successor. I will leave confident in knowing that he, along with the rest of the Premier Bank team, will provide a seamless transition and will continue to deliver a high level of service to our valued business clients."
About Premier Bank
Premier Bank, headquartered in Youngstown Ohio, operates 75 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.