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Creative Director Joins
Bennett Media Group
Bennett Media Group in Marquette announced they’ve hired a new cre- ative director to handle filming, pho- tography, editing, and creative leader- ship for their team.
David J. Ruck will fill that role, and comes to the marketing agency from a recent position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he served as documentary filmmaker. He’s a grad- uate of Grand Valley State University and American University. His areas of expertise include aerial and underwa- ter filming, as well as 4K and high- definition video production.
“We are thrilled to bring David back to Michigan and lucky to have him as a part of our growing team,” says pres- ident John Bennett. “He has hit the ground running working on many campaigns for our clients who have been impressed by the final products. David will help us to maximize effi- ciency with our clients providing more creative services and a quicker turnaround time on projects. We are looking forward to taking our video production and creative work to the next level!”
MBank Announces Promotions
MANISTIQUE - mBank recently announced the promotions of Sherry Arnold to senior vice president of bank administration/training and development manager, and Julie Bosanic to vice president, director of mortgage administration.
Arnold came to mBank in 2016 after spending 20 years in various senior leadership, quality improvement and risk management roles in the health care industry. She currently oversees all staff professional development ini- tiatives within the company’s various business lines and departments, as well as overseeing performance reviews and directing the bank’s mar- keting and public relations.
Bosanic became an employee of mBank in 2001 as a mortgage origina- tor and advanced through several positions. Prior to that, she was the executive director of the Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce. Bosanic provides leadership within all areas of the bank’s mortgage lending platform including underwriting, pro- cessing and collections ensuring appropriate policies and procedures
are implemented and adhered to.
“I am pleased to announce these very well-deserved internal management promotions to both Sherry and Julie,” Kelly W. George, president and CEO of mBank said in a news release. “They both display high managerial skill sets and strong technical compe- tencies in the important leadership roles they undertake within their vari-
ous areas.” ----------------------------
Maki Named President of First Bank
Gladstone, MI, January 11, 2018 .The Board of Directors of First Banc- sharesCorporationappointedToddD. Maki the new President & CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan effective March 1st, announced Jeanine K. Dagenais, Chairperson.
In fourth quarter 2017, Northern Michigan Bank & Trust and First Bank, Upper Michigan, both owned by parent company First Bancshares, merged their organizations. First Bank, Upper Michigan now has ten locations, including two in Gladstone and Escanaba, as well as locations in Garden, Bark River, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Marquette and Ishpeming. In addition to retail and commercial banking services, First Bank offers trust and investment services through their Investment Management Group.
Todd Maki has most recently served as the South Central Regional Presi- dent of First Bank, and prior to that President & CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan subsequent to the merger with Northern Michigan Bank & Trust. He has been with the organiza- tion for 20 years, and is a lead commer- cial lender. Prior to his employment with First Bank, Maki served the com- munities of Ishpeming and Escanaba at Michigan Financial Corporation in the areas of lending and management. He is a graduate of Northern Michigan University where he earned his bache- lor’s degree in business management. Maki is a graduate of the Northern
Michigan School of Banking as well as the Michigan Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. Origi- nally from Ishpeming, he resides in Gladstone with wife, Lisa, and three children. He is a member of the Escan- aba Rotary Club and coaches youth sports.
Maki replaces Randall J. Peterson who joined the organization in 2012. Peterson had been President & CEO of First Bank prior to his move to Presi- dent & CEO of Northern Michigan Bank&Trustaftertheacquisition,and most recently President & CEO of the merged institutions. Peterson will assume the role of EVP Management Consultant for First Bank, Upper Michigan.
Legislators Honor U.P.
Business For Winning
Build Michigan Award
Award recognizes excellence of Gundlach Champion Inc.
LANSING - State Reps. Sara Cam- bensy (D-Marquette) and Scott Dian- da (D-Calumet) honored Gundlach Champion Inc. with a state of Michi- gan special tribute today for their award-winning construction of the Municipal Service Center in Mar- quette. The award is given every year by the Professional Service Member Provider Council of the Association of General Contractors.
“Gundlach Champion did a master- ful job of constructing a building that Marquette citizens can be proud of and enjoy for many years to come,” said Cambensy. “Their knowledge and attention to detail earned them the trust and respect of local elected offi- cials, myself included, and the taxpay- ers. I am pleased to be able to honor them with this special tribute.”
The Municipal Service Center was built using local materials, local con- tractors and new methods of construc- tion. By hiring locally, they proved their commitment to making Michi- gan a state of economic prosperity for local workers and communities.
“The Marquette Municipal Service Center is another example of the inno- vation and expertise that the U.P. is known for,” said Dianda. “Gundlach Champion Inc. has built yet another exceptional building to go along with their work at Michigan Tech in Houghton and other buildings and construction projects across the U.P. It’s my privilege to recognize them and congratulate them on winning the Build Michigan Award.”
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