CEO Selection Announced
David C. Williams, President and CEO of Upper Peninsula State Bank and Chairman of the Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM) announced that the CBM has completed its search for a new leader.
David commented “We are very pleased the road our Board took to find our next leader led us right back to where we started. Mike Tierney has done an outstanding job representing our industry as our CEO for the past six and a half years. His passion for community banking, his extensive industry knowledge, and his advocacy for Michigan economic growth, has greatly benefited our banks and our associate members. It was this passion that resulted in his recent, and very welcomed, decision to continue supporting our initiatives. He has forged strong relationships with regulators and legislators at both the state and national level. We have just completed the two best years in the history of our association, which spans nearly 50 years. We are thankful for his leadership and very excited to announce that the CBM Board has entered into a multi-year commitment to have Mike continue to lead the CBM. Mike has assembled a great team of employees at the CBM, and our board is comprised of leading bankers from across the state who are solely committed to serving Michigan community banks, their customers, and their communities. We have an outstanding team from top to bottom and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service to our Michigan community banks and our associate members, along with advocating for improved financial services on behalf of Michigan consumers, farmers, and business owners.“
Tierney commented “I thank the CBM Board and our Michigan community banks for their faith in me and our top-notch team at the CBM. Banking is a noble profession where you help people realize their financial dreams. We help families save for college, save for retirement, buy their first car, or buy their first home. We help people start their first business and help them grow their business over decades. We help farmers buy their first farm, buy their first tractor, ship and sell their first crops, and then when the time comes, help them pass that farm down to their sons and daughters. Looking out for the financial well-being of our customers and our communities is what motivates bankers across the Great Lakes State every day. Our role at the CBM is to help Michigan be successful by supporting our community banks which are such a critical part of the success of the Michigan economy. I am so blessed to be an advocate for the industry I love – it’s not a job when you do what you believe in – it’s a privilege. By helping our banks thrive, we in turn help pave the path for every citizen and every business in our state to have the opportunity for a brighter financial future.”