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Keep up to date with what First Federal Lakewood is doing by checking this page for the latest news and information about the bank and our employees.

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Valerie Kovacs
Marketing Director
(216) 529-2698
vkovacs@ffl.net

January 24, 2019

First Federal Lakewood's Efforts to Help Furloughed Workers

The community we serve is important to us, and we are committed to our community and our customers under every circumstance. That’s why we want to do our part to help our customers who are experiencing the financial impact of being furloughed during the U.S. government shutdown.

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September 10, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Appoints Charles Dolezal to Board of Directors

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the appointment of Charles J. Dolezal to its board of directors. Dolezal most recently oversaw Ohio’s banking industry as the superintendent of the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Financial Institutions.

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September 07, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Expands Columbus Market Presence and Expertise with Additions To Leadership Team

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the appointment of Mike Lamping as Senior Vice President, Columbus Market President, and Bill Daily as Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. These leadership additions align with First Federal Lakewood’s strategy to drive revenue through new business and market expansion by focusing on enhancing the bank’s strong history, presence and product delivery in the Columbus, Ohio marke

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June 25, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Appoints Timothy E. Phillips as President and CEO

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the appointment of Timothy E. Phillips as president & CEO. Phillips succeeds Thomas J. Fraser, who will now focus exclusively on his role as CEO of First Mutual Holding Co., the largest member-owned mutual holding company of its kind in the Midwest, with affiliates that include First Federal Lakewood and First Mutual Bank.

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April 05, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Names Anne Bingham New Private Banking Director

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion, announces that Anne Bingham has been named Vice President, Director of Private Banking Services.

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February 14, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Names Jeffrey S. Bechtel EVP, Chief Operating Officer

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion, today announces the promotion of Jeffrey (Jeff) S. Bechtel from Chief Lending Officer to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

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February 14, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Names New Executives in Retail, Commercial & Industrial and Commercial Real Estate Divisions

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion, today announces several organizational appointments. Kurt Kappa has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, Richard “Rig” Goss has been promoted to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Loan Operations, and Kurt Raicevich assumes the role of Senior Vice President, Retail Banking.

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October 13, 2017

Introducing CardValet® - Control Your Debit Card Anytime and Anywhere

First Federal Lakewood is pleased to introduce CardValet®, a mobile card management application that helps reduce fraud by allowing cardholders to monitor and manage accounts with their smartphone and control how, when, and where their debit card is used.

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October 06, 2017

First Federal Lakewood Moves to New Location in North Ridgeville

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the opening of its new branch at 33701 Center Ridge Road.

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April 21, 2017

First Federal Lakewood Appoints Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper to Board of Directors

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the appointment of Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper to its board of directors.

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