First National Bank of Michigan Announces Two Executive Leadership Promotions
December 4, 2020
KALAMAZOO, MI-The Board of Directors of First National Bank of Michigan, a community bank with branches in West and Mid-Michigan recently announced the promotion of two key members of the Banks executive team, Cindy Kole and Steve Piper, effective immediately.
Cindy Kole was promoted to Executive Vice President, following her accomplishments as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at First National Bank of Michigan. Cindy has more than 30 years of experience in banking, including wealth management, private banking, human resources, and retail banking. During her nearly four years at FNBM, she has helped oversee the growth and efficiencies of the Bank. Cindy represents the bank serving on several community boards and committees.
Steve Piper, with over 30 years in the banking industry, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, following his leadership and contributions as Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer since 2016. His experience and leadership helped the bank remain a strong commercial and consumer lending institution. Steve currently serves on the board of Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services (KNHS).
“At First National Bank of Michigan, we have a foundation of experience with a talented team of employees in place,” said Daniel Bitzer, President & CEO. “These promotions reflect the incredible leadership and hard work of both Cindy and Steve; each has significant banking experience and are respected in our industry as well as the communities we serve. Our Board of Directors recognizes the many contributions and ongoing leadership both bring to FNBM on a daily basis.”
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