(Friday - February 26, 2021) - After a career spanning 43 years, First National Bank & Trust announces the retirement of retirement of Sandy Meier, CCBIA, CFIRS. Since 2016, she has been Vice President and Operations Manager. Sandy Meier, CCBIA, CFIRS. Since 2016, she has been Vice President and Operations Manager.

"Sandy has been a dedicated employee of First National Bank & Trust for over 40 years," said David Kashian, President & CEO. "With her endless energy and effort, as well as her vast knowledge of our industry, she has made significant contributions to the success of this organization. We wish Sandy all the best in this next phase of her life."

Sandy Meier joined First National Bank & Trust in 1977, and is responsible for the supervision and oversight of Accounting/Deposit Operations. During the course of her career, Sandy has worked throughout the Bank beginning in the Accounting Department before transitioning to Assistant Internal Auditor. Mrs. Meier continued to progress within the Bank to Chief Internal Auditor, then Assistant Cashier, followed by Assistant Vice President and Controller, and finally full circle back to the Accounting Department in her current role as Vice President and Operations Manager.

Mrs. Meier is an Iron Mountain native. She holds two professional credentials, a Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor (CCBIA) designation from the ICBA organization, where she trained over the course of three years in Minneapolis, MN, and a Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) designation, with three years of training and testing by Cannon Financial Institute held at the University of Notre Dame, IN.

After retirement she plans to spend more time traveling with her husband, Jim. Driving their RV to Tennessee to visit grandson Austin and other relatives around the country are planned. She is looking forward to seeing more of her mom, Jeanette Granquist, son Christopher Campbell and granddaughter Gatsby, who reside in Marquette. She will also keep busy as Treasurer for Light at the Inn homeless shelter and volunteering at church.

"I have enjoyed working at the Bank and being involved in many volunteer positions supporting our community," said Meier. "I am grateful for the many lifelong friendships I have here and the wonderful customers I have met over the years. I feel we truly are the Best Bank!"

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.

(News release provided by Michael R. Gayan, Marketing Director for FNBIMK)

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