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Premier Bank Announces Officer Promotions in the Northern Market

Premier Bank Announces Officer Promotions in the Northern Market

Defiance, OH  (May 11, 2021) – Premier Bank is pleased to announce the recent officer title promotions of Tamara Chmielewski, Kristie DeSota, Charl Franks, Shannah Markley, Nici Robinson and Melissa Shull as approved by the board of directors.

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

Tamara Chmielewski has been promoted to Officer of the Bank as Branch Manager of the Montpelier office. She has 25 years of industry experience. Chmielewski currently resides in Bryan, OH with her husband. Her office is located at 1050 East Main Street in Montpelier, OH. She can be contacted at 567-239-4956 or TChmielewski@YourPremierBank.com.

Kristie DeSota has been promoted to Officer of the Bank as Branch Manager of the Defiance North office. She has 6 years of banking experience. DeSota currently resides in Defiance, OH with her husband and children. Her office is located at 1177 North Clinton Street in Defiance, OH. She can be contacted at 419-785-8566 or KDesoto@YourPremierBank.com.

Charl Franks has been promoted to Officer of the Bank as Branch Manager of the Fort Wayne Illinois Road office. He has 6 years of experience in the banking industry. Franks proudly serves as the Co-Chair for Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Power lunch series. He currently resides in Fort Wayne, IN with his wife and three children. Franks’ office is located at 9909 Illinois Road in Fort Wayne, IN. He can be contacted at 260-432-0022 or CFranks@YourPremierBank.com.

Shannah Markley has been promoted to Officer of the Bank as Branch Manager of the Fort Wayne Dupont Road office. She has 8 years of retail banking experience. In her free time, Markley enjoys kayaking and other outdoor activities; as well as spending time with her family and friends. She currently resides in New Haven, IN. Markley’s office is located at 1595 W. Dupont Road in Fort Wayne, IN. She can be contacted at 260-489-3036 or SMarkley@YourPremierBank.com.

Nici Robinson has been promoted to Officer of the Bank as Branch Manager of the Paulding office. She has 11 years of industry experience. She currently resides in Van Wert, OH. Robinson’s office is located at 905 North Williams Street in Paulding, OH. She can be contacted at 419-399-2354 or NRobinson@YourPremierBank.com.

Melissa Shull has been promoted to Officer of the Bank as Branch Manager of the Hicksville office. She has 13 years of banking experience. She currently serves as a board member for the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce. Each year, Shull enjoys volunteering at the annual pancake/sausage supper for the Hicksville Rotary Club; as well as the Christmas Cruise Thru at the Hicksville Fairgrounds. In her free time, she volunteers at Hicksville School for the Innovative Interviews with the sophomore class and various sporting event throughout the year. She currently resides in Hicksville, OH with her husband and their four children. Shull’s office is located at 201 East High Street in Hicksville, OH. She can be contacted at 419-542-5626 or MShull@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.