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Welcoming Robin Scott as New Manager of Short North office and Retirement of Dee Kates

Columbus, OH (January 6, 2023) – Robin Scott has recently been named manager at First Commonwealth Bank’s Short North office, located at 647 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Robin joins First Commonwealth after a more than decade career in the financial services industry, most recently serving as a manager with First Merchants Bank. 

Robin will be taking over leading the Short North office from Dee Kates, who retired from First Commonwealth Bank on January 6, after a 36-year career with First Commonwealth Bank and previously First Community Bank, a bank led by Dee’s family since the 1970s. 

In addition to serving in various banking roles capacities through her career, Dee has been recognized for her leadership and community service and was the first woman president of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce. She was also at the time of recognition, the youngest ever recipient of Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 recognition.

“Whomever we welcome to lead our Short North team will have big shoes to fill replacing Dee Kates and her exemplary banking career,” stated Ferras Alkhattar, Financial Solutions Area Manager for First Commonwealth’s Central Ohio region. “We knew this was a hire we had to get right and we’ve done just that with Robin Scott.”

In her role as manager of the Short North office, Robin will lead the effort in building new customer relationships and expanding current relationships to support customer needs in full-service personal and business banking, wealth, insurance and trust services. 

“I’m excited be taking the reins from Dee and the wonderful foundation she’s established with First Community Bank and First Commonwealth Bank,” said Robin. “I look forward to leading the team in Short North, becoming integrated into the community and working with our personal and business banking customers.”

Robin resides in Columbus. In her spare time, she is on the board of directors and an active volunteer for both Elevate Northland and New Directions Career Center. She is also a volunteer with Pelotonia. 


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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