Cindy Kole becomes Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of First National Bank of Michigan

First National Bank of Michigan has announced that Cindy Kole has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President. The bank says she is a proven financial services leader who will take on core functions -- marketing, human resources, treasury management and deposit operations -- critical to the continued growth of First National Bank of Michigan.

Kole has more than 30 years of experience in banking, wealth management, public affairs and corporate sales development. She had a long and successful career with PNC Bank and its predecessors, First National, First of America, and National City.  She most recently served as Director of Advancement at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

“Cindy has the depth of experience in community banking to lead us forward,” says Dan Bitzer, President and CEO. “Her experience as a bank executive and her active involvement in the communities we serve will be invaluable to us. She’s been ingrained in financial services for nearly her entire career, and her unique insights and experience will provide leadership and focus in a range of strategic functions and initiatives designed to accelerate our commitment to the communities in which we live and work.”

Outside of her banking career, Kole remains actively engaged in the community. Currently, she serves as President of the Board for The Gilmore and is a board member of the YMCA.

“I am honored,” Kole says,"to join First National Bank of Michigan, a bank that epitomizes the importance of community banking in West Michigan. I look forward to working with the entire team here."

Source: First National Bank of Michigan