PUBLISHED: 6:47 AM on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Alaska Pacific Bank hires commercial loan officer
JUNEAU - Dahl also announced that John R. Blasco has been hired as assistant vice president, commercial loan officer for Alaska Pacific Bank.

In his new position, John will work with commercial loan applicants to evaluate loan requests in compliance with the bank's policies and procedures, underwrite credit, and produce commercial loan proposals for the bank.

"We are pleased to have John join Alaska Pacific Bank's commercial lending team," said Dahl. "It is great to see a former Juneau Douglas High School student come back to Juneau and work, live, and serve in our community."

John has over four years of banking experience, most recently with EvergreenBank in Seattle, WA. At EvergreenBank, John was responsible for generating and servicing commercial lending business in the downtown Seattle area. He also completed a three-year management internship program at EvergreenBank that focused on management and commercial lending.

"I am delighted to be back in Juneau and be a part of a fantastic organization like Alaska Pacific Bank," commented John. "I am excited to meet and develop relationships with the businesses in my hometown."

  John R. Blasco
John grew up in Juneau and was a standout basketball and baseball player for Juneau Douglas High School. John is a graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon with a bachelor of science in finance. He is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at the University of Alaska Southeast. In addition, John has earned the status of Certified Lender Business Banker by the Washington Bankers Association.

John was very active in youth sports in Washington, as a high school basketball coach for Lake Washington High School for the past three years. He plans on getting back into coaching basketball in the Juneau area this fall.

Alaska Pacific Bank is a locally-owned community bank serving Southeast Alaska for since 1935. The bank offers a full range of banking services to individuals and businesses through its offices in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka, Alaska. Alaska Pacific Bank is a federally-chartered savings bank headquartered in Juneau, Alaska and is the sole subsidiary of Alaska Pacific Bancshares, Inc.