Premier Financial Corp. announces the appointment of Nikki Lanier, JD to its board of directors

DEFIANCE, Ohio – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: PFC), the holding company of Premier Bank and First Insurance Group, today announced that Nikki Lanier, JD, will be appointed to the company’s board of directors effective January 24, 2022.

Ms. Lanier is the Founder and CEO of Harper Slade, a racial equality consultancy that began operations on January 1, 2022. Prior to forming Harper Slade, Ms. Lanier was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the the Federal Reserve Bank. of Saint-Louis (Louisville).

Don Hileman, Executive Chairman of the Board of Premier Financial, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ms. Lanier to our Board of Directors. We are confident that she will bring valuable perspective to the board and look forward to her contribution.

Lanier is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience in a variety of fields spanning banking law, labor and employment law, collective bargaining, human resources and state government. She is a seasoned Chief Human Resources Officer (HRD) in the private and public sectors, with expertise in a variety of HR disciplines. She has managed multi-site operations, ensured compliance with all federal and state employment laws, and implemented holistic approaches that effectively align human capital priorities with overall organizational strategy. Lanier is a collaborative leader who excels at building high performing, synergistic teams in multicultural and cross-functional environments.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ms. Lanier to our Board of Directors,” said Gary Small, President and CEO. “We are delighted to add an accomplished leader of Nikki’s caliber to the PFC Board of Directors. His in-depth knowledge and experience, coupled with his extensive experience in the industry, will be an asset to the board. ”

Lanier is also an Assistant Professor in the MBA at the University of Louisville College of Business, where she also sits on its advisory board. She is also chair of the board of directors of One West, a Louisville-based community development company, and secretary and chair of the audit committee of the board of directors of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Lanier will serve on the Compensation and Risk Committees as a member of the Board of Directors of Premier Financial.

About Premier Financial Corp.

Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: PFC), headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, is the holding company of Premier Bank and First Insurance Group. Premier Bank, headquartered in Youngstown Ohio, operates 75 branches and 12 credit bureaus in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia (the West Virginia office operates as Home Savings Bank) and serves its clients through a dedicated team of wealth professionals at each community bank. plugged. First Insurance Group is a full service insurance agency with ten offices in Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s websites at

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