First Financial Bancorp Adds Hoosier to Board  

First Financial Bancorp Adds Hoosier to Board  

Ohio-based First Financial Bancorp elected Gary Warzala to a one-year term as a new member of the First Financial board of directors. Warzala lives in Indianapolis.

Gary Warzala.

Warzala is currently a security and risk management executive advisor with Gartner, Inc. Before joining Gartner in 2019, he served as chief information security officer to Fifth Third Bank, PNC Bank, and Visa International. Warzala is a board member of the Economic Crime & Cybersecurity Institute of Utica College, and the INTERalliance of Cincinnati. He also serves as an industry advisory board member for the University of Cincinnati.

“We are excited to welcome Gary to the board and look forward to his leadership, especially in the area of cybersecurity,” said Claude Davis, First Financial Bancorp board chair. “Gary’s deep knowledge of information security and risk management, along with his experience in strategic planning within the financial services industry, will help the board manage complex challenges as our business continues to grow and evolve.”

John T. Neighbours, a member of First Financial Bancorp’s board of directors since August 2015, previously announced his retirement from the board, effective as of today’s meeting.

“John’s contributions and insights have been instrumental in the growth our organization has experienced over the past decade,” Davis added. “On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank John for his service and commitment to First Financial.”

First Financial Bancorp. is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company. The company has approximately $16.0 billion in assets, $9.2 billion in loans, $12.8 billion in deposits and $2.1 billion in shareholders’ equity.

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