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First Commonwealth Bank promotes four to Financial Solutions Area Managers

Indiana, PA (February 17) – First Commonwealth Bank has recently promoted four individuals to the newly created positions of Financial Solutions Area Manager.

The four individuals and their new roles are:

Feras Alkhattar, Metro PA Northeast region. Feras most recently served as the manager of the Bloomfield community office since February 2016. The Metro PA Northeast region covers the northeast suburbs of Pittsburgh including the Alle-Kiski Valley, as well as Butler County.

Leah Russano, Metro PA Northwest region. Leah was most recently the manager of the Shaler community office and has been with First Commonwealth since September 2018. The Metro PA Northwest region covers the North Hills of Pittsburgh and southern Lawrence County.

Patrick Thomas, Indiana-Jefferson region. Patrick most recently served as the manager of the New Alexandria community office since April 2018.

Britney Zacherl, Westmoreland region. Britney most recently served as the manager of the Greensburg community office since July 2018.

In this new role Feras, Leah, Patrick and Britney will be working firsthand in their regions and with First Commonwealth Bank community offices to enhance new and existing customer relationships and delivering exceptional experiences to those customers.

“These leaders all have a true passion for both our personal and business customers and the locations they serve,” stated EVP & Financial Solutions Executive Joe Culos. “I am excited on how all four of the individuals will take their great leadership skills and share them with fellow front line employees here at First Commonwealth Bank,“ Culos added.

Feras is a 2004 graduate of California University of PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. He resides in Pittsburgh.

Leah is an active board member for the Shaler area girls soccer organization and is a member of ACRE of Pittsburgh. She resides in Shaler with her three children.

Patrick is a 2010 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree of Economics. He also graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with his Master’s Degree of Student Affairs in Higher Education in 2015. Patrick is a member of Business Networking International and the Pittsburgh Real Estate Investors Association. He also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity. Patrick and his wife, Carly, live in Greensburg with their two children, Logan and Joanna.

Britney is a 2013 graduate of Clarion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and minor in Economics. She is a member of the Greensburg Breakfast Club networking group, organizes group volunteer efforts at Action for Animals, and is an active participant in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. She resides in Irwin with her husband Cody, and three dogs. In her free time you can find her spending time with family and her 15 nieces and nephews, or at her second home in Clarion County on her husbands’ family farm.


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 www.fcbanking.com.

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