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First Commonwealth Bank Welcomes Credit System Manager

Indiana, PA (May 29) –  First Commonwealth Bank recently announced the addition of Eric Thompson, as the Credit System Manager.

A 32-year veteran of the financial services industry with over 20 years in banking, Thompson joins First Commonwealth Bank from PNC Bank, where he held the title of Vice President and Senior Manager in Internal Audit. Prior to PNC, Mr. Thompson held various roles in Credit Risk Administration at FirstMerit Bank in Akron, OH including Risk, Regulatory Compliance & Operations Management. His responsibilities there included strategic planning, implementing process improvements, data analytics, credit policy, board reporting and ALLL reserve analysis. He acted as designated contact for The Office of the Comptroller of Currency, The Federal Reserve Bank and external auditors. Before joining FirstMerit, Thompson worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as a Bank Examiner.


“Mr. Thompson joins First Commonwealth with a breadth of risk mitigation experience in complex regulatory environments. Throughout his career, Eric has assimilated a deep understanding of strategic operations including industry compliance, risk assessments, vendor management, capital needs, budgeting, credit culture, efficiency opportunities, mergers and acquisitions and integration. Eric is an accomplished business leader who has driven growth, built effective teams and led with vision and inspiration throughout his career” says Brian Karrip, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of First Commonwealth.


Thompson holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Myers University of Cleveland, OH and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron, Akron OH.

About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation


First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF), headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with 140 banking offices in 22 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as Corporate Banking Centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Mortgage Centers are located in Wexford, Pennsylvania, as well as Hudson and Dublin, Ohio. First Commonwealth provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management and insurance products and services through its subsidiaries First Commonwealth Bank and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency. It is through these services that they execute their mission to improve the financial lives or their neighbors and their businesses.


Kris Levan, Vice President,
Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 724-463-4777

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