First Federal Lakewood Appoints Charles Dolezal to Board of Directors


First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the appointment of Charles J. Dolezal to its board of directors. Dolezal most recently oversaw Ohio’s banking industry as the superintendent of the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Financial Institutions.
“Chuck brings to the board a considerable amount of knowledge and experience with more than 30 years in a variety of executive positions in the financial services industry,” said W. Chas Geiger III, board chair of First Federal Lakewood. “He is a well-regarded financial expert, having been a president and CEO for multiple financial institutions and as superintendent at the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Financial Institutions.”
Prior to his position as superintendent, Dolezal was president and CEO of North Valley Bancshares and North Valley Bank in Zanesville, Ohio. Before that, he served as chairman, president and CEO of National Bancshares Corp. and First National Bank in Orrville, Ohio.
Dolezal has served in various professional and civic organizations, as well as a number of industry organizations, including serving on the Conference of State Bank Supervisors Board of Directors and as treasurer of the Ohio Bankers League.
Dolezal grew up in North Royalton, received a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.   He currently resides in Orrville, Ohio.
First Federal Lakewood
First Federal Lakewood is the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.9 billion. With 18 full-service branch locations and 14 mortgage lending offices throughout Ohio, First Federal Lakewood provides deposit, lending, residential mortgage lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and businesses. Since 1935, First Federal Lakewood has been a stable community owned bank committed to deploying funds that foster local economic growth.