(Tuesday - January 12, 2021 - News release
provided by First National Bank & Trust of Iron Mountain) - First
National Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotions of Russell
Kassin and Matthew Lutz. The announcement was made by David Kashian,
President and CEO.
"We are pleased to announce the promotion of
these two individuals and to recognize their outstanding performance and
continued contributions to the success and growth of our Bank," said Kashian.
Russell Kassin (pictured left above) has been promoted
to Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. He is responsible
for overseeing all lending functions of the bank as well as developing
new commercial and residential loan business.
graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in personal
finance, in addition to graduating from the Graduate School of Banking
at the University of Wisconsin. He has obtained Series 7 and Series 66
health and life insurance licenses and the Certified Financial Planner
designation. He previously worked with Lincoln Financial and Wells Fargo
and has been with First National Bank & Trust for nine years.
plays a very active role in the community as an executive board member
of the Dickinson Area Economic Development, Chairman of the Dickinson
Area Economic Development Alliance, Iron Mountain Academic Booster Club,
Kiwanis member and past president, and also serves on the boards for
Care Free Dental, Bay College West Advisory Board, and the St. Mary &
St. Joseph Finance Council.
Matthew Lutz (pictured right above)
has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer. Mr. Lutz is responsible for the Bank-s overall
financial management including developing and implementing the
organization-s financial strategies, planning and evaluating the Bank-s
fiscal function, internal and external financial reporting, and managing
the Bank-s Credit Risk Department.
Mr. Lutz obtained his
undergraduate degree in economics and management from Albion College,
Master of Science in Accounting degree from Marquette University, is a
graduate of the Financial Managers School at the University of
Wisconsin, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Previously, he
worked for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause in Chicago, Illinois as a Tax
Associate prior to working for Leaf, Dahl and Company as a Senior
Accountant. Mr. Lutz began working for First National Bank & Trust as a
Credit Analyst in 2014 and was promoted to Controller in 2016.
is involved with several non-profit community organizations including
the Habitat for Humanity Menominee River and Iron Mountain Road & Trail
while serving on the boards for Bay College Advisory Board for
Accounting, The Chippewa Club, Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce,
Mountain View Ice Arena, and is Treasurer of the Dickinson Area
Community Foundation and President of the Dickinson Chamber Ambassadors.
He is a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church, Michigan Association
of CPAs, and Financial Managers Society. He also serves on numerous
scholarship committees, in addition to being active with many local
About First National Bank & Trust
First National Bank & Trust is one of the oldest and largest
independently owned banks in the Upper Peninsula. Chartered in 1887,
First National Bank & Trust is a full service, FDIC federally insured
bank providing eight convenient locations in Iron Mountain, Kingsford,
Menominee and Iron River, in addition to Trust & Wealth Management
services in Marquette. Visit www.fnbimk.com for more information.