First National Bank Expands Focus on Small Businesses
June 6, 2013
First National Bank Expands Focus on Small Businesses Experienced Business Development Experts Serve Needs of Local Companies
ANNAPOLIS, MD - June 6, 2013
-- First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), has announced the recent hiring of two experienced business development professionals who will focus on the needs of small businesses in Annapolis, Baltimore and the surrounding area. John F. Camden, Vice President, and Scott M. Schechter, Assistant Vice President, will be based in Annapolis and will report to Peter Asimakopoulos, Executive Vice President, Small Business Banking.
According to Asimakopoulos, “John Camden and Scott Schechter have excellent reputations in the market and a passion to deliver superior customer service.” Camden and Schechter are two of several financial experts to recently join First National Bank’s Maryland team.
Camden, who has nearly ten years of banking experience, served most recently as Vice President, Relationship Manager, and previously as Commercial Branch Manager for Sandy Spring Bank in Annapolis, MD. He is a graduate of Anne Arundel Community College and is currently enrolled in the University of Maryland as a candidate for a BS in Business Administration. He is active in the local community, volunteering as Head Coach for Navy Youth Hockey and chairing the organization’s annual golf classic. He also serves as co-chair for the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and Annual Golf Classic Committees as well as Ambassador for the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council. Camden was awarded the 2012 Next Leaders in Banking Award by the Maryland Bankers Association and selected to participate in the 2013 Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship program.
Schechter served most recently as Manager of the Sandy Spring Bank Office in Clarksville, MD. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and is currently pursuing a Commercial Lending Diploma through the Maryland Banker’s Association. He gained extensive business development experience as a business consultant with Jacobi Associates in Ellicott City, MD, as well as in a variety of sales management roles with Berkshire Associates, State Employees Credit Union and Kraft Foods Federal Credit Union. He has been a very active leader and participant in Howard County community events, including recent roles as house captain for Rebuilding Together Howard County and den leader for Boy Scouts of America, as well as council member for the Educational Partnership Alliance of Howard County. Throughout his career, Schechter has consistently received company recognition for his sales and service efforts.
Local business clients have access to a significantly expanded array of financial solutions as a result of First National Bank’s April 2013 acquisition of the former BankAnnapolis. In particular, FNB's Small Business Banking Group serves the needs of clients with gross revenues up to $4.0 million. About First National Bank of Pennsylvania
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), has over 250 full-service locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. First National Bank has been recognized as a winner of six 2012 Greenwich Excellence in Banking Awards in the categories of Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, awards presented solely on the basis of client satisfaction. About F.N.B. Corporation
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), headquartered in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, is a regional diversified financial services company operating in six states and three major metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, PA, where it holds the number three retail deposit market share, Baltimore, MD and Cleveland, OH. The Company has total assets of $12.4 billion (including the recently completed acquisition of Annapolis Bancorp, Inc.) and more than 250 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. F.N.B. provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management solutions through its subsidiary network which is led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Commercial banking solutions include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, asset based lending, capital markets and lease financing. The consumer banking segment provides a full line of consumer banking products and services including deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. F.N.B.’s wealth management services include trust, asset management, private banking and insurance. The Company also operates Regency Finance Company, which has more than 70 consumer finance offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB” and is included in Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Customers, shareholders and investors can learn more about this regional financial institution by visiting the F.N.B. Corporation web site at www.fnbcorporation.com.
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