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John Prelac Promoted to Director of Trust

John Prelac Promoted to Director of Trust

Youngstown, OH  (August 26, 2021) – Premier Bank is pleased to announce that John M. Prelac has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Trust.

Prelac joined Premier Wealth in March of 2016 as Vice President, Chief Trust Officer. As Chief Trust Officer, he worked to evaluate current investment and estate planning strategies, and he proactively delivered and oversaw all estate settlement processes. In addition, he also identified quality relationships with potential for long-term, profitable business.

As Director of Trust, his responsibilities include overseeing Premier Wealth’s fiduciary duties, ensuring compliance with policies, managing trust officers and maintaining and growing the trust portfolio. In addition to leading the trust team, Prelac will continue to collaborate with high net worth individuals and their advisors to articulate their goals and needs, develop a comprehensive wealth plan and coordinate both internal and external advisors to implement the plan.

“I am looking forward to guiding high-net-worth individuals and their families through all market conditions,” explained Prelac. “My wide-ranging areas of specialties which include estate planning, trust administration, probate proceedings, and business law will be extremely useful in leading my team and servicing our clients.”

Prelac earned a Bachelors in Business Administration and Economics from Mount Union College, Master of Taxation (MTax) from the College of Business Administration at the University of Akron and Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Mahoning County Bar Association and the Stark County Bar Association. He serves as a member of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital Development Board. He and his wife, Susan, have two adult children and three grandchildren. They make their home in Jackson Township, OH in Stark County.

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.