First National Bank of Michigan's Experienced Banking Staff






John M. Schreuder
Chief Executive Officer
(Direct): 269.488.8853
 
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With over 25 years of banking experience in West Michigan, John has served as Chairman and CEO of First National Bank of Michigan, since its inception in April, 2006. John has served on behalf of many civic and charitable organizations including the Board of Directors of the Michigan Bankers Association, Heritage Community of Kalamazoo and the State Chamber of Commerce.

Larry D. Lueth
President
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Mr. Lueth has served as President and Senior Lender for the Bank since the Bank’s inception in 2006. Prior to founding the Bank, Mr. Lueth served as Regional President for the Kalamazoo Region of National City Bank, now PNC Bank. Larry has served many civic organizations in Kalamazoo including current board member and past chair of Borgess Health, board member of Downtown Tomorrow, Inc., and board member and Treasurer of WMU Alumni Association.

Mary Hoag
Vice President & Branch Manager
(Direct): 269.488.8851
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 Mary joined First National Bank of Michigan in February 2006 after spending 25 years in retail banking and sales at National City Bank. Mary received National City's highest honor in 2000 leading the entire corporation in her sales efforts. Mary is currently a member of the Kalamazoo County Treasurers Association as well as being an active participant in many community events. Mary resides in Portage with her husband.

Martha A. Betke
Vice President & Branch Manager
(Direct): 269.488.8871


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Martha joined the First National Bank team in September, 2009. With over 30 years of banking experience in Kalamazoo, she most recently served as Branch Manager of the west side branch of National City Bank. A lifelong resident of Kalamazoo, Martha attended Western Michigan University and has been involved in a number of community and civic organizations including the Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Kalamazoo United Way. She currently volunteers as a mentor for PDTC



Daniel E. Bitzer 
       

Market President for West Michigan
 (Direct): 616.242.8349


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In January 2012 Dan joined the First National Bank of Michigan team to lead the Grand Rapids banking center as Market President of West Michigan.  His 27 years of corporate banking experience includes specializing in bond financing, municipal lending in Michigan and Illinois and managing Commercial Real Estate portfolios for Michigan and N.W. Ohio.  Dan received his BS in Mathematics from Ferris State College and MA in Economics from Western Michigan University, and later taught in its Economics Department.  His numerous community involvements have included being Past President of the State Chapter of Robert Morris Associates, and Otsego Public Schools Board Treasurer.



















Nancy Turtle
Vice President
(Direct): 269.488.8865
 
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Nancy joined the commercial banking group at First National Bank of Michigan in May 2007, after 10 years with Fifth Third Bank. Nancy spent a total of 13 years in banking after leaving a career in sales. Nancy earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Public Administration from Western Michigan University. Nancy has served on such community boards and committees as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kiwanis Club of Downtown Kalamazoo, Senior Services Capital Campaign, United Way, Ministry with Community, Girl Scouts of Glowing Embers, and Kalamazoo Area Academic Achievement Program. Nancy resides in Mattawan where she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

 Jefra A. Groendyk 
Vice President
(Direct): 616.242.8374

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 In March 2012 Jefra joined First National Bank of Michigan.  Prior to joining the FNBM Grand Rapids team, Jefra worked for over 31 years at PNC and predecessor Banks.  Most recently she served as Senior Vice President and Underwriting Manager for a 3 state region.  Previous responsibilities included Sales Manager for the West Michigan real estate team.  In 2004, Jefra received National City’s most prestigious corporate award for Living the Brand Promise and her commitment to her clients.  In 2005 Jefra was named one of the Western Michigan Business Review Most Influential Women.  Additionally, in 2007, Jefra was named one of Midwest Real Estate News Powerful Women in Real Estate.  Jefra received her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University.  She has been active in many local organizations including Construction Financial Managers Association, Building Owners and Managers Association and YMCA.

John J. Schreuder 
Vice President
(Direct): 269.488.8852


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John joined First National Bank of Michigan in March 2006 after 24 years in commercial banking at Fifth Third Bank. John earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. John has also graduated from the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma. John has been active in such community organizations as The American Heart Association, The Boy Scouts, Junior Achievement, and Trinity Reformed Church in Kalamazoo. John has also served for the United Way and for the Allegan General Hospital. John's wife Barbara is an elementary teacher with the Otsego School District, in which they have both been active in past years. Together they have a son in the US Military, and a son and daughter at the University of Michigan.

Richard D. Bailey II
Senior Vice President
(Direct): 269.488.8874
 
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Rick joined First National Bank of Michigan in 2011 as our Senior Vice President/Credit Administrator. He will oversee the bank's Credit Administration and Loan Operation departments. Rick brings over 30 years of banking experience, most recently serving as Chief Lending Officer for a Tampa, Florida startup banking company. Prior to Florida, Rick was President of Commercial Banking for Republic Bank headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. He also served as Senior Executive Vice President for Chemical Bank-Shoreline in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan. Throughout his career, Rick has served on many community organization and non-profit boards. He is a Past President of the Kalamazoo Optimist's Club and recently served as President of the Western Michigan University's Alumni Association. Rick received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan.

Brian Campbell 
Vice President
(Direct): 616.242.8384


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Brian joined First National Bank of Michigan in March 2012 as a Commercial Relationship Manager at the Grand Rapids Bank office.  Prior to joining First National Bank of Michigan, Brian spent 15 years with National City Bank/PNC Bank of which the last 8 years were spent as a Commercial Relationship Manager.  Brian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Central Michigan University.  He is a member of Commercial Alliance and Realtors in West Michigan and is actively involved in Thornapple Valley Church


Christopher J. Mars
Vice President
(Direct): 269.488.8859

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Chris joined First National Bank of Michigan in March 2014 as a Vice President and Commercial Banker at the Kalamazoo and Portage offices. Chris has 14 years of experience in the commercial banking industry, most recently as a Business Banking Relationship Manager at Fifth Third Bank. Chris graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Western Michigan University.  He has been an active volunteer in the United Way and is the Board Treasurer for Alternatives of Kalamazoo Crisis Pregnancy Center. Chris resides in Portage with his wife, daughter and son.