AKRON, Ohio, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) reported today the death of Clifford J. Isroff, lead director of the company's Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, Compensation Committee and Risk Management Committee. Mr. Isroff passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after a recent illness.
Mr. Isroff was elected to FirstMerit's Board of Directors in 1981 and served as Lead Director since 2003.
"Cliff had more than 25 years of history with FirstMerit when I joined in 2006 and I quickly relied on his experience with the company as well as his perspective as a successful businessman," said Paul G. Greig, Chairman, President and CEO of FirstMerit. "Cliff was a valued advisor and leaves a legacy of critical thinking, strategic vision and asking tough questions. He was a colleague, an advisor and a friend. I will miss him greatly."
Mr. Isroff was retired and was actively involved with a number of significant non-profit organizations in the Northeast Ohio area. Formerly, he was the Chairman and Secretary of I Corp, an Akron, Ohio-based manufacturing holding company, as well as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Jewelers in Akron, which was acquired by Signet Group PLC.
FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of approximately $25.1 billion as of March 31, 2015, and 384 banking offices and 412 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania. FirstMerit provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. Principal affiliates include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A. and FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation.
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