Skip to Main Content

Shaunna Padgett Named a 40 Under 40 Emerging Community Bank Leader by Independent Bankers of America

June 1, 2020

KALAMAZOO, MI, June 1, 2020-The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), today unveiled its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list. The award recognizes the nation’s up-and-coming community bank innovators and influencers who represent the future of the industry. Shaunna Padgett, Vice President, Strategic & Operating Manager at First National Bank of Michigan is named to the list.

Shaunna Padgett, Vice President, Strategic & Operating Manager
“This annual award continues to uncover extraordinary talent within the community banking industry,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “We congratulate Shaunna Padgett on this well-deserved honor. Her deep belief in the community bank business model and passion for supporting her customers and communities, especially in this COVID-19 environment where community bankers continue to step up to serve the needs of customers, should be commended.”

Chosen from hundreds of entries, candidates were judged on the following criteria: character, leadership, community involvement, and innovation. Bank technology services provider FIS, of Jacksonville, Fla., sponsored this year’s program.

“I’m honored to have been named to ICBA Independent Banker’s 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list,” Shaunna Padgett said. “Community banking makes such a positive impact in the lives of our customers and our community and I’m so proud to be part of this great industry.”

Shaunna Padgett carries the unofficial title of First National Bank of Michigan’s “go-to, can-do” person. No task is off limits for Padgett. She worked to upgrade products and services at the Bank to remain competitive. Her initiative, efficiency, productivity and commitment have not gone unnoticed by leadership. Shaunna started with First National Bank of Michigan in August 2010, she is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Shaunna is active in the community and along with her husband Dan, they are raising two daughters.

“We’re so proud of Shaunna for being named to this impressive list of community banking leaders,” Daniel Bitzer, President & CEO said. “We have the opportunity to see her work shine every day and make a difference in the lives of customers we serve. We’re so pleased to see her receive the national recognition she deserves.”

With offices in Kalamazoo, Portage, Grand Rapids, Holland and Lansing, First National Bank of Michigan takes pride in being a community bank. That means instead of relying on an affiliation with a multi-bank holding company, funds are derived from and lent to the communities where we operate in Michigan. Because we are local and locally owned, our customers benefit from developing a face-to-face relationship with their banker. First National Bank of Michigan’s unmatched service, combined with a longstanding investment in the community, is why our customers always receive the personalized attention they deserve when they bank with us.

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at

Posted in In the News

Shaunna Padgett headshot