Business People (12/31/12)

First National Bank Alaska announced the following appointments: Hemant Sisodia was appointed branch manager of the Eastchester branch. A veteran banker with more than eight years experience, Sisodia is an active member of the Fairview Business Association. He is focused on improving the business climate in that neighborhood, which is near First National's Eastchester campus. Matt Thon brings his experience as a personal banker to the Cash Management Department. In his new position, he'll work with customers across the state to formulate the best solutions to meet their business banking needs. Away from the bank, Thon works as assistant varsity basketball coach at Eagle River High School.

Ralph Willis is BiNW of Alaska's new general manager in its Anchorage office. He and his family recently moved from Seattle after 28 years of leading BiNW's operations in Seattle and Tacoma. This relocation is an example of BiNW's continued commitment to growing its local team, business and reputation as a furniture dealer here. BiNW provides furniture and service solutions for health care, government, corporate and education environments.

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