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Premier Bank Welcomes Robert H. Kempe as Commercial Loan Manager

Premier Bank Welcomes Robert H. Kempe as Commercial Loan Manager

Youngstown, OH  (September 10, 2021) – Premier Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Robert H. Kempe as Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Manager serving the Mahoning Valley.

Kempe brings with him 33 years of commercial lending experience. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Group Manager for a regional bank headquartered in Detroit, MI. In his new role, Kempe will work to guide and coach his team of Commercial Bankers in the Mahoning Valley market while focusing on the development and growth of the bank’s commercial loan portfolio.

 “It’s a pleasure to be able to join the Premier Bank team,” explained Kempe. “The Bank’s core values, associates and the fact Premier Bank is a community bank made this opportunity ideal for me because it will allow me to serve my neighbors in a community that I am deeply invested in.”

Kempe, who earned a Bachelor’s of Science Business Administration degree in Finance from The Ohio State University, is an active member of the community. He serves on the board of the Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley and the Paragon Housing Development Corporation. He participates in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax prep program for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.

Kempe’s office is located at 275 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown, OH. He can be contacted at 330.742.0234 or RKempe@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.