Premier Bank welcomes Kempe as Director of Commercial Lending – Business Journal Daily


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Premier Bank is pleased to announce the arrival of Robert H. Kempe as Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Lending serving the Mahoning Valley.

Kempe brings with him 33 years of experience in commercial lending. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Group Head of Commercial Lending for a regional bank headquartered in Detroit. In his new role, Kempe will guide and coach his team of commercial bankers while focusing on the development and growth of the bank’s commercial loan portfolio.

“It’s a pleasure to be able to join the Premier Bank team,” says Kempe. “The core values ​​of the bank, the associates and the fact that Premier Bank is a community bank made this an ideal opportunity for me as it will allow me to serve my neighbors in a community in which I am deeply invested.

Kempe, who earned a BSBA in finance from Ohio State University, is an active member of the community. He sits on the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley and Paragon Housing Development Corp. He participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation program for United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley.

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