First National hires Katasse back to Juneau

Jaysen Katasse returns to Juneau as the new manager of First National Bank of Alaska’s Front Street branch.

“I’m from Juneau and have lived all over Southeast,” Katasse said. “I’ve grown up here, know the communities well and look forward to getting to know First National’s customers.”

The Juneau-Douglas High School alum is of Tlingit descent.

Katasse has 14 years of banking experience in Southeast and Western Alaska. In addition to his branch manager duties, as a First National loan officer and assistant vice president, Katasse is responsible for fostering new business relationships for the bank and making loans to existing customers.

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