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Janice Schawillie

Vice President, Capital Markets

Janice Schawillie was hired as Vice President of Capital Markets at First American in September 2015 and is responsible for managing First American’s indirect originations business.

Prior to joining First American, she held the position of Vice President of Syndications for 6 years at First Niagara Leasing, Inc., a subsidiary of First Niagara Bank. Janice has over 30 years of experience in the leasing industry and before First Niagara Leasing, spent most of her career with Chase Equipment Leasing and its numerous predecessor companies where she held various leadership positions in different areas of the organization.

Janice earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree from St. John Fisher College and currently lives in East Rochester, NY with her husband. She has 2 grown children, Colin, an engineer with a firm in Chicago, IL and Taryn, an Equipment Finance Specialist with First American’s City National Bank Support Division.

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