May 29, 2024
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First National Bank Expands Commercial Banking Reach In Maryland Market

First National Bank (1)First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), has announced the recent addition of two experienced commercial bankers.  Brian E. Bucci and Justin B. Szurek have both joined the First National Bank team in the role of Vice President, Commercial Banking.  Based in Annapolis, MD, both Bucci and Szurek will report to J. MacGregor (Mac) Tisdale, President of First National Bank’s Maryland Region.

Tisdale notes, “Bucci and Szurek are well recognized professionals in our market, and they reflect FNB’s client centric approach.  Both are highly regarded as key advisors by entrepreneurs and leaders in the local business community.”  Bucci and Szurek are two of several financial experts to recently join First National Bank’s Maryland team.

Bucci most recently served as Vice President and Relationship Manager for Sandy Spring Bank in Olney, MD.  During his nearly 25-year banking career, he has served in a number of commercial relationship manager and team leadership roles with BB&T, PNC Bank, M&T Bank, Mellon Bank and Annapolis Banking and Trust Company. Bucci earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland. He is a current board member and past treasurer for Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and an annual guest lecturer for Smith School of Business MBA Program for the University of Maryland.  Previously, he served as chairman and council member for the Leadership Council of the United Way of Calvert County’s Success by Six Program.

Prior to joining First National Bank, Szurek served as a Relationship Manager with CFG Bank/Capital Funding Group in the Maryland market and BB&T Bank in Anne Arundel County.  He completed BB&T’s Leadership Program as well as the Information Management Leadership Program for General Electric, during which time he developed innovative solutions to support the company’s healthcare initiatives.  Szurek earned a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a member of the Epsilon Delta Sigma Honor Society.  He also earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Union Graduate College in Schenectady, NY.

First National Bank provides comprehensive ccommercial banking solutions including corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, asset based lending, capital markets and lease financing. Recently, FNB achieved a 16th consecutive quarter of commercial loan portfolio growth, evidence of the Bank’s commitment to support local businesses throughout the economic cycle.

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