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First Foundation Bank Appoints Emari Hunn Vice President, Branch Manager of First Foundation Bank of its Honolulu Location

Hunn’s appointment comes as First Foundation Bank proudly marks its seventh year in Honolulu

First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today the appointment of Emari Hunn as Vice President, Branch Manager at the bank’s Honolulu, Hawaiʻi location.

Hunn will lead the Honolulu team as it grows its existing relationships in the region while also reaching a new base of clients seeking a full-service banking relationship. Hunn brings more than 12 years of leadership experience in the banking industry to First Foundation with a strong focus on premier client service and a deep passion for community.

Hunn begins her new role in First Foundation’s Honolulu office after successfully working as a Financial Center Manager for PenFed Credit Union. Prior, Hunn spent more than ten years with Bank of America serving as Assistant Vice President, Financial Center Manager where she managed multiple locations and ensured operational soundness of locations within her region. Hunn received her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa.

“As we enter our seventh year in Honolulu, we are confident that Emari will continue our mission of strengthening our ties to the local community and leading the consistent growth of our business,” said Lindsay Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer. “First Foundation Bank has built a reputation of delivering excellent client service for individuals, families, and businesses wherever they are in their financial journey. With the offering of a multi-diversified financial institution, delivered with the personal touch of a community bank, First Foundation is well-positioned to serve the unique needs of the community of Honolulu.”

In June of 2015, First Foundation acquired Pacific Rim Bank, at 500 Ala Moana Blvd. The branch now has $179 million in deposits and 14 employees. Learn more at

About First Foundation

First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) and its subsidiaries offer personal banking, business banking, and private wealth management services, including investment, trust, insurance, and philanthropy services. This comprehensive platform of financial services is designed to help clients at any stage in their financial journey. The broad range of financial products and services offered by First Foundation are more consistent with those offered by larger financial institutions, while its high level of personalized service, accessibility, and responsiveness to clients is more aligned with community banks and boutique wealth management firms. This combination of an integrated platform of comprehensive financial products and personalized service differentiates First Foundation from many of its competitors and has contributed to the growth of its client base and business. Learn more at, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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