First Federal Bank Welcomes Trio of New Hires to Their Commercial Banking Team

First Federal Bank Welcomes Trio of New Hires to Their Commercial Banking Team
Defiance, OH – First Federal Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Adam Graessle and Dave Stuthard as Senior Commercial Lenders and Lawrence McGrath as Treasury Management Sales for Columbus, Ohio, and surrounding areas. 

“The addition of Adam, Dave and Larry to our team speaks to the momentum First Federal Bank is experiencing in the Columbus market,” said David D. Dygert, Executive Vice President and Market Area Executive. “Their expertise and familiarity with this market will provide our customers and our community with a partnership that makes us all stronger.”

Adam Graessle brings nine years of experience actively working with business owners and key decision makers to gain a better understanding of their goals, vision, and operations. With his deep understanding of C&I/CRE credit structuring for clients with annual revenues up to 75MM, Graessle’s clients will benefit from quick, competitive execution of lending decisions made locally. Graessle can be reached by calling 614-425-6408 or by email at

Dave Stuthard has expertise in a remarkable range of business financing.  He finances commercial real estate (investment & owner-occupied) and offers C&I, agriculture, and Small Business Administration (SBA) lending. With decades of experience in the central Ohio market, he has a deep understanding of the diverse range of commercial clients who live and work in our community.  Stuthard can be reached by calling 614-499-3260 or by email at

Lawrence McGrath offers strategic solutions for business clients and advises on efficiently managing cash flow using various treasury management services and products. His 15 years of banking experience provide him with strong capabilities in providing treasury management solutions for wide array of businesses. McGrath can be reached by calling 614-503-0416 or by email at

Loan and deposit pricing decisions are made locally by our team from the Columbus, Ohio, market.