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April 28, 2014

Northrim Bank Introduces the Vice Presidents in Southeast

Northrim Bank President and CEO Joe Beedle welcomes the Vice Presidents from Southeast Alaska to the Northrim family. John Blasco, Cheryl Fellman, Nicchia Leamer and Tom Sullivan join Northrim from Alaska Pacific Bank as part of the recent merger between the two institutions.


John Blasco has over 10 years banking experience and has been with Alaska Pacific Bank for the past 6 years. He has a BS in Finance from Linfield College and holds an MBA from the University of Alaska Southeast. John is currently VP, Commercial Loan Officer in Juneau.


Cheryl Fellman has 17 years of experience in banking and has been with Alaska Pacific Bank for 10 years. She has worked for banks in Washington, Massachusetts and Honduras, where she was a Peace Corp Volunteer/Small Business Adviser. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Cheryl is the VP Regional Sales & Services Manager in Juneau.


Nicchia Leamer has been with Alaska Pacific Bank for nearly 14 years. Before starting at APB, Nicchia was at First National Bank Alaska for 8 years. Prior to the merger announcement, Nicchia ran the mortgage department at APB. She is currently the VP Lending Branch Manager in Sitka. Nicchia holds a BLA from the University of Alaska Southeast.


Tom Sullivan has been with Alaska Pacific Bank for 26 of his 28 years in banking. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a BS in Business Administration. He also graduated from the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School. Tom is currently the VP Commercial Lending Unit Manager in Juneau.



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