First National Bank of Northfield, the longtime cornerstone of Northfield’s banking community, announced that it has promoted Kim Paddock to vice president and hired Lindsay Hawkins as deposit services officer.
Paddock, who has 26 years’ experience at First National, will continue to serve the personal lending needs of customers. With her promotion, she’ll take on additional leadership responsibilities for the retail banking team at First National – South.
Hawkins brings with her 12 years of banking experience. She is also an Iraq War veteran. Located at the bank’s historic downtown location, her primary responsibilities will be to educate personal and business banking clients on the products and services available through First National.
First National President Tim Viere said, “We’re optimistic about the year ahead, and the investment we’ve made in our team – specifically Kim and Lindsay – is evidence of our growth plans. Over the years, Kim has been very dedicated to the bank and our customers, and we’re thrilled that her increased responsibilities will mean she’ll have an even greater impact on the next generation of leadership.”
He continued, “Lindsay’s experience, friendly personality and commitment to meeting customers’ needs makes her a great fit for our bank and we’re excited to have a person of her caliber on board.”
First National Bank of Northfield was founded in 1872 and has been locally owned ever since. Internationally recognized as the bank that defeated Jesse James, First National has been inextricably tied to Northfield throughout its history. The bank provides a full range of banking products and services to individual and business customers in the greater Northfield area. First National currently has nearly $140 million in assets and nearly 40 employees.