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Premier Bank Announces Three New Commercial Bankers in Cleveland, OH

Premier Bank Announces Three New Commercial Bankers in Cleveland, OH

Youngstown, OH  (July 27, 2021) – Premier Bank is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Harrington, Jr., Richard L. Kretschman and Jack Schneider have joined the Bank’s Commercial Lending team serving the Cleveland market.

As part of the Premier Bank Commercial Lending team, they will work closely with various business partners to develop client relationships and in turn, expand the Bank’s commercial portfolio in the Cleveland market. All have experience in the market and are committed to the growth of the region. Their offices are located at 1111 Superior Ave. E., Suite 1111 in Cleveland, OH.

Thomas J. Harrington joins the Bank as Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager bringing with him more than 25 years of commercial lending experience. Prior to joining Premier Bank, he served as Vice President, Commercial Banking Advisor of a financial services company headquartered in Chicago, IL. Harrington earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from John Carroll University, as well as his Master of Business Administration from The University of Dayton. In his free time, he enjoys golf, yoga and is an active volunteer with a number of organizations. He currently resides in North Ridgeville, OH. He can be contacted at 216-436-5821 or THarrington@YourPremierBank.com.

Richard L. Kretschman also brings with him more than 25 years of industry experience, joining the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Lender. He most recently served as a Business Banking Market Manager of a regional bank headquartered in Cincinnati, OH where he was a four-time winner of the Bank's President Circle Award.  Kretschman earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Business from Baldwin Wallace. He currently serves as Past Board President of the Centers for Dialysis Care. He resides in Chesterland, OH. He can be contacted at 216-436-5816 or RKretschman@YourPremierBank.com.

Jack Schneider is joining the Bank as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager, bringing with him 35 years of industry experience. He has spent most of his career at a regional bank headquartered in Cincinnati, OH as Senior Vice President, Middle Market Banker delivering capital markets solutions and banking services to the greater NEO business community. Schneider earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance & General Business from Western Michigan University. In addition, he is also a graduate of the Commercial Banking School from the Oklahoma Bankers Association. As an active member of his community, Schneider serves on the board of directors for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, basic needs committee for the Greater Cleveland United Way and is a lifetime member of the Avon Athletic Booster Club. He currently resides in Avon, OH with his wife, Angela. He can be contacted at 440-258-8435 or JSchneider@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. For more information, visit the company’s website at YourPremierBank.com.