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First Commonwealth Advisors Welcomes Laura Leach-Joos as Wealth Advisor

Indiana, PA (April 23) – First Commonwealth Bank has recently hired Laura Leach-Joos to the position of Wealth Advisor for western and central Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Laura will be responsible for managing a corporate portfolio as well as growing market share in our footprint.  After serving in a similar role at PNC Bank, Laura will be based out of First Commonwealth’s downtown Pittsburgh office in the Union Trust Building.

“Joining the team at First Commonwealth, my hometown bank, is a tremendous opportunity,” Laura said. “I look forward to not only continuing to provide wealth services in the Pittsburgh region, but to also reconnect and establish new opportunities in my hometown of Indiana.”

Laura joins First Commonwealth Bank after more than ten years of industry experience in high net worth financial planning and investment management.  She holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 securities license as well as the PA Life, Accident and Health Insurance license.

“I’m very excited to welcome Laura to First Commonwealth Advisors. She has great experience working with high net worth families and the uncanny ability to take complex planning and investment issues and simplify them for their future,” offered David Buckiso, Executive Vice President and Wealth Services Manager.  “She also has the unique combination of an already strong record of performance in the Pittsburgh region, as well as a close connection to Indiana and surrounding communities.”

Laura is a graduate of the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, with a minor in Economics. She also studied business internationally in India, China, Cyprus and Turkey.  Currently, Laura resides in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband, Bill, and children, Charlotte and Elliot.


About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF), headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with 119 community banking offices in western and central Pennsylvania and throughout Ohio, as well as business banking centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Canton, Cincinnati, 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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