The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 6, 2012

Business people: AmeriServ names personal trust officer


President chosen for insurance business

INDIANA – Michael E. Bartolini has been named president and chief executive officer of First Commonwealth Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of First Commonwealth Financial Corp.

“We are very pleased to recognize Michael’s talent and ability with this well-deserved promotion,” said Cheryl Parzych, executive vice president for wealth services for First Commonwealth Bank.

“Over the course of his 16-year career at First Commonwealth, Michael has distinguished himself in the insurance and financial services industry and has proven to be an invaluable asset to the firm.”

Most recently, Bartolini served as vice president and FCIA business practice manager, leading sales in areas such as employee benefits and personal and commercial insurance lines.

Bartolini is a volunteer in a variety of youth sports, including Saltsburg Youth Football, Saltsburg Youth Basketball, Young Township Little League Baseball, Derry Area Youth Soccer League and Indiana YMCA.

He served on the Blairsville Improvement Group board of directors.

Bartolini earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Allegheny College in Meadville. He is also a graduate of the CNA Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance School and holds several state insurance licenses.

Bartolini and his wife, Tara, have three children. They live in Clarksburg, Indiana County.

Bank division selects vice president

Natalia Paich has been named vice president at First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, the wealth management division of First Commonwealth Bank.

Additionally, she recently has satisfied certification requirements permitting her to use the credentials of certified financial planner professional.

Prior to joining First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Paich was employed for seven years in New York City as an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, specializing in the financial services industry.

In addition to earning CFP credentials, she also is an accredited investment fiduciary auditor.

A graduate of Penn State, she received her executive certificate in financial planning from Duquesne University.

She will be working with Johnstown clients.

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