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Randy Weaver Promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


July 7, 2011 – Denali State Bank has announced the promotion of Randy Weaver to Executive Vice President.   Weaver will lead the institution’s financial, operations, and human resources areas.

Weaver joined Denali State Bank in 2006 with over 20 years of accounting and management experience, after spending sixteen years at the University of Alaska, where he served as Controller.  In 2007, he was promoted to Senior Vice President.  In this most recent promotion, Weaver was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will be responsible for all financial and business affairs of the bank, as well as oversight of the bank’s human resources and operations departments.


Mike Milam Promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

June 20, 2011 – Denali State Bank announced today that Senior Vice President Mike Milam has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.  In his new role, Milam will be responsible for all lending functions at the bank, including consumer, installment, construction, commercial, mortgage and servicing areas.

A longtime resident of Fairbanks, Milam has more than 40 years of industry experience, including 25 years in Fairbanks. Prior to joining Denali State Bank, he served as the statewide manager for commercial lending with Key bank.


Denali State Bancorp, Inc. Announces Retirement of Board Member Harold Esmailka, and Appointment of J. Scott Husband to Board

May 3, 2011
--- Denali Bancorporation President and CEO, Jo Heckman, today announced that Harold Esmailka is retiring from Denali Bancorp’s Board of Directors as well as Denali State Bank Board of Directors but will remain active as Director Emeritus.  Additionally, Heckman announced the appointment of J. Scott Husband as a new director effective May 3, 2011. 

Harold Esmailka
Harold Esmailka has served as an active member of Denali State Bancorporation since its inception and was a founding Director and Shareholder, positions he has occupied for the past 25 years. Recognized throughout the Interior for his exceptional contributions to Alaskan aviation, Esmailka will continue to be available to the leadership of Denali State Bancorp and the bank in his role as Director Emeritus 

J. Scott Husband
A longtime Fairbanks resident, J. Scott Husband has over 30 years of experience as an investment professional.  As the founder and owner of Denali Capital and Management, Husband has focused on managing investments for corporations, non-profits, and other entities, and brings with him tremendous expertise in working with Alaskans and dealing with challenges in Alaska’s unique economy. 

Founded in 1986, Denali State Bank currently has five branches throughout Fairbanks, including a branch in Tok Junction.   The bank maintains its prominent role in the banking arena as a locally owned community bank, and provides a full range of financial services at each location.






























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