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First Commonwealth Advisors Names Chris Blass as SVP & Senior Wealth Advisor to Pittsburgh Region

Indiana, PA (January 15) – Chris Blass has recently been named Vice President and Senior Wealth Advisor with First Commonwealth Advisors. In this position, Chris will be responsible for establishing strong relationships for First Commonwealth Advisors’ Investment Management & Trust Team in Pittsburgh and surrounding markets.

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Chris Blass

Chris brings over 20 years of wealth management experience to this position and strengthens the already deep talent within our team. Most recently, Chris was with Smithfield Trust Company. He has also held similar positions at BlackRock Funds, Transamerica Retirement Services and PNC Wealth Management. Additionally, Chris is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh.

“Chris has significant expertise in the fields of Wealth Planning, Investments, Trust Administration, ERISA and Private Banking,” offered David Buckiso, Executive Vice President of Commonwealth Advisors. “Chris prides himself on his deep financial planning and investment expertise allowing him to offer clear strategies to complex wealth management issues. We are excited to have him on board,” Buckiso added.

Christopher holds of Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Ohio University with a minor in world History.    He is an active member in his community of Upper St. Clair and has coached little league baseball for the last 8 years.  He is on the Board of Governors at South Hills Country Club and is currently serving as its President since January of 2019. Chris and his wife Lisa and their three children live in Upper St. Clair.


About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF), headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with 147 community banking offices in 28 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and throughout Ohio, as well as business banking centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Canton, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. The company also operates mortgage offices in Wexford, Pennsylvania, as well as Hudson and Lewis Center, 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. For more information about First Commonwealth or to open an account today, please visit

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