President & CEO
- Office Location: Downtown Newark
- Phone: (740) 345-3494
- Fax: (740) 345-1657
- Email: [email protected]
- NMLS ID: 637758
- About Paul:
As President and CEO of First Federal Savings, Paul Thompson is responsible for the overall management of the company and the establishment of strategic objectives and policies, since his election in 1999. With 30 years of banking experience, he works closely with all levels of the Association, providing leadership and direction to all departments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio.
Prior to joining First Federal, Mr. Thompson held the position of Vice President/Regional Manager for Fifth Third Bank in Columbus, where he oversaw the integration of more than 60 banking centers throughout Central Ohio in the merger of State Savings Bank with the Fifth Third banking system. Prior to the merger, Mr. Thompson worked for State Savings Bank for 15 years.
Mr. Thompson currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Ohio Bankers League (OBL) and is a member of the OBL's Government Relations Council. He is a member of the Mutual Institutions Committee and the Mortgage Markets & Lending Technology Committee of the American Bankers Association, and is a member of the Finance & Investment Committee of the Licking County Foundation. Mr. Thompson is also the Secretary of the Board of A Call to College, a college access program serving Newark High School students. He is also on the board of the First Federal Foundation and a member of the Newark Rotary Club. Mr. Thompson recently completed a two-year term on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's Mutual Savings Institution Advisory Committee.
In previous years, Mr. Thompson has served as Chairman of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce and President of the Board of The Midland Theater. Mr. Thompson has two children and lives in Newark, Ohio.