Brian Nerland heads KeyBank in Alaska

Brian Nerland has been chosen president of KeyBank’s Alaska district. He succeeds Michael Burns, who had earlier announced his retirement after serving as president since 1985.

Nerland began his career at the bank that same year. He previously served as senior vice president and commercial banking team leader.

Nerland is a fourth-generation Alaskan, a descendant of Andrew Nerland, the Gold Rush pioneer who established a furniture business in Fairbanks which lives on in Anchorage as Sleep Comfort by Nerlands.

"Brian brings to the position years of experience in sales and business development as well as an outstanding history of community involvement," said Burns. "I am leaving the bank in excellent hands."

Burns will remain in Anchorage. He has not announced his future plans.

02/03/2002 - 8:00pm