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FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PASCO NAMES NEW CHIEF ENTERPRISE RISK OFFICER JIM ESRY TO GROW LENDING PORTFOLIOS AND DRIVE INNOVATION
Esry will develop and oversee the Bank’s Marketplace Lending and FinTech partnerships.
DADE CITY, FLORIDA (July 6, 2022) – First National Bank of Pasco (“FNB”)—which entered into a stock purchase agreement with Aiden Florida Bancshares, Inc. in January 2022—welcomes James (Jim) Esry as its new EVP, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, reporting to the President and CEO, Steven D. Hickman. In addition to broad credit risk management responsibilities, Esry is charged with developing and overseeing the Bank’s risk management procedures for new product innovation. He will work to ensure these portfolios grow in a way that is profitable and sustainable, while also driving innovation.
“Jim Esry’s appointment brings exactly the expertise we need in this moment,” said Steven D. Hickman, President and CEO of FNB and Florida Bancshares. “His integrity and experience will help to keep our risk management framework strong while helping us introduce new products responsibly and profitably. First National Bank of Pasco is poised to continue growing our commercial banking franchise as well as benefit from tremendous fee income opportunities generated from FinTech businesses. The timing is excellent.”
“I am privileged to join a world-class team dedicated to trusted, smart, and innovative commercial lending and retail services. I’m looking forward to helping the Bank achieve its goals to expand the reach of its commercial lending and utilize the best in financial technology to provide greater value and agility for our customers.”
— Jim Esry, FNB Chief Enterprise Risk Officer
Esry was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafayette State Bank in Mayo, Florida, where he led that bank to restored health. This required raising capital, revising core values, and drastically reducing problem assets while preserving capital. Additionally, Esry led Pro Bank of Tallahassee, Florida, as Market Executive, where he grew the loan portfolio and reduced problem loans. Previously, as Senior Loan Officer of Farmers Exchange Bank in Eufaula, Alabama, Esry was a top loan producer, reduced problem assets, and managed risk for the enterprise.
“I am privileged to join a world-class team dedicated to trusted, smart, and innovative commercial lending and retail services,” said FNB Chief Enterprise Risk Officer Jim Esry. “I’m looking forward to helping the Bank achieve its goals to expand the reach of its commercial lending and utilize the best in financial technology to provide greater value and agility for our customers.”
FNB is a national banking association organized in 1986 and headquartered in Pasco County, Florida with approximately $276 million in assets. With its principal banking office in Dade City, Florida and four additional Florida branch offices in Zephyrhills (2), Lutz (1), and Tampa (1), FNB provides a powerful suite of competitive, quality products and services that distinguish it as the premier provider of financial services to customers in its market areas.
For additional information, please contact:
Jody Grenville, First National Bank of Pasco, Corporate Secretary
(352) 521-7251 / firstname.lastname@example.org