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First National Bank of Michigan Adds Veteran Lenders to Kalamazoo Team

May 16, 2017

Source: Deb Lang
Job Title: Marketing Director
Phone: 269.488.8856

KALAMAZOO, MI- First National Bank of Michigan continues to seize opportunities for growth by adding experienced bankers to its Kalamazoo team. “These individuals were handpicked to ensure we continue to deliver the highest level of expertise with the friendly and knowledgeable customer service our business partners and customers count on from our bank,” stated Daniel Bitzer, President & CEO. “I am extremely pleased to have attracted such a high-quality group of seasoned professionals from some of the most well-established financial institutions in the area.”

Tim Hoekstra

Tim Hoekstra, Vice President, joins First National Bank of Michigan from PNC, where he spent 10 years as VP of Corporate Banking. He served as a Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking at LaSalle Bank prior to PNC. As the former owner and Chief Operating Officer of a family owned company, his experience in business management provides him the ability to understand the needs of customers. A native of Kalamazoo, Hoekstra earned a Masters in Finance and a Bachelors in Accounting from Western Michigan University.

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson, Vice President, was formerly with Comerica Bank, where he was a VP, Business Banking. He has extensive commercial banking expertise, serving clients in the Kalamazoo and Portage markets over his 20-year banking career. Jackson holds a Bachelors in Finance from Western Michigan University.

Joshua Schultz

Joshua Schultz, Vice President, has more than 15 years of experience in commercial banking. Prior to joining First National Bank of Michigan, he served as a business banker with PNC with industry specialties, including healthcare and SBA Business Development. Schultz earned a Masters of Business Administration-Advanced Strategic Management from Michigan State University-Eli Broad College of Business and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Grand Valley State University.

About First National Bank of Michigan: First National Bank of Michigan is a locally owned bank with locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Portage, Holland and Lansing. Deposits stay in these Michigan communities to fund loans, and decisions are made locally by experienced bankers committed to helping individuals and businesses grow and prosper.

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