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John Cunningham Returns to Premier Bank as Managing Director of Real Estate Industries

John Cunningham Returns to Premier Bank as Managing Director of Real Estate Industries

Youngstown, OH  (March 30, 2021) – Premier Bank is pleased to announce that John Cunningham has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Real Estate Industries.

Upon his return to Premier Bank, Cunningham brings with him more than 20 years of industry experience. He most recently served as Commercial Real Estate Market Manager for a regional bank headquartered in Detroit, MI where he worked to expand the Commercial Real Estate business in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania by 400% in just over 4 years. In his new role, Cunningham will be responsible for the bank’s Commercial Real Estate business throughout all markets served.

“John’s multitude of experience in portfolio optimization, deal structuring and relationship management make him a seasoned Corporate Real Estate executive,” explained Matt Garrity, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer for Premier Bank.  “Combined with his experience in building diverse, high performing teams, he is an ideal fit for Premier Bank, and we are thrilled to have him return to our team.”

Cunningham earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Miami University and his Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from Case Western Reserve University. As an active member of his community, he proudly serves as Treasurer and Trustee of the Valley Art Center. He currently resides in Aurora, OH.

His office is located at 61 W. Aurora Road, Suite 200 in Northfield, OH. He can be contacted at 216-407-0931 or JCunningham@YourPremierBank.com

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.