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First Commonwealth Bank names new retail area manager for Central Ohio and bank manager of Downtown Delaware office

Indiana, PA (September 29, 2021) – Feras Alkhattar has recently been promoted to the position of Area Manager for First Commonwealth’s Central Ohio retail market. Feras joins the Central Ohio team after successfully serving a similar position for the bank in the Pittsburgh market. In this role, Feras will focus on executing the bank’s consumer and small business sales strategies at the ten First Commonwealth offices in the area.

“Feras has a strong track record of developing great people and great teams to deliver exceptional customer experiences.” Jason Baker, Central Ohio Regional President for First Commonwealth said. “I’m looking forward to working closely with him in driving our growth in Central Ohio.” 

“I’m very excited to be relocating to central Ohio and the opportunity this presents,” Feras offered. “I look forward to working with our team serving customers at our ten retail locations.”

Additionally, First Commonwealth is announcing the hiring of Michael Yoxtheimer as manager of their Downtown Delaware office located at 41 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015. Michael is joining First Commonwealth after serving as a Senior Branch Manager with Premier Bank (Dublin, OH). Before that, he held a similar role with PNC Bank. 

In his role as the manager of the Downtown Delaware office, Michael leads the efforts in creating great customer experiences and building meaningful customer relationships to help customers with their financial needs through business and personal banking, wealth, insurance and trust services. 

“The promotion of Feras and hiring of Michael really showcases First Commonwealth’s commitment to Delaware County and Central Ohio,” added Adam Hansberry, Senior Corporate Banker for Central Ohio. 

Feras joined First Commonwealth in 2016 and served as a community office manager until his promotion to Area Manager for the Pittsburgh market earlier this year. He is a 2004 graduate of California University of PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems.

Michael is a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University (OSU) with a bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology. He is the secretary and treasurer of AmSpirit Pulsar Chapter Networking Group. Michael is an avid bowler and a fan of all OSU and Cleveland sports teams. He resides in Lewis Center.


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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