FirstMerit Names Matthew E. Majernik as Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer

Dec 01, 2015, 15:37 ET from FirstMerit Corporation

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) announces the appointment of Matthew E. Majernik as Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer.  Majernik joined the Company December 1, 2015.

Majernik's responsibilities will include oversight of FirstMerit's Employee Relations, Talent Management and Total Rewards (Compensation and Benefits).  He will report to and work closely with Christopher J. Maurer, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, in leading these key functions as part of the company's ongoing succession planning process.

Majernik has more than 27 years of Human Resources management and leadership experience, including a previous position at FirstMerit as Senior Vice President of Total Rewards from January 2006 through December 2008.  Prior to today's announcement, he served in a variety of Human Resources Leadership positions, most recently as Interim Chief Human Resources Officer for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, as well as Executive Director, Total Rewards, Work Force Planning and HRIS.  Majernik also had previous senior Human Resources leadership positions at FedEx, Hershey Foods, and Westinghouse.

"We are pleased to welcome Matthew back to FirstMerit," said Paul G. Greig, Chairman, President and CEO of FirstMerit Corporation. "Not only is he familiar with our organization, he brings best practices from his past outside roles. We look forward to leveraging his human resources expertise in this essential cornerstone of our organization."

Majernik earned his bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Indiana University of PA and his MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.

About FirstMerit

FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of approximately $25.2 billion as of September 30, 2015, and 367 banking offices and 399 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. For more information, visit us at

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