Union Bank Announces 2023 Promotions
Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 19, 2023 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank (UB) has announced the recent promotions of Kimberly Cox, Teddi McEachern, Derek Dickinson, Bret Simonton, Sandra Collison, Peter Rossi, Stephanie Joseph, Stephanie Brummette, Kelsey Cornwell and Nicole Suchek.
“These individuals have demonstrated a strong commitment to their respective positions and have proven to be great leaders. Their dedication to personal development, community leadership and the stability and growth of Union Bank are commended. These promotions reflect our commitment to excellence and efforts in recruiting, retaining and recognizing high-performing, dedicated employees who strive for long-term success of both our customers and our Bank,” said Collison.
Kimberly Cox has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Operations and Servicing. Cox has been a member of the UB team for 3 years. She has over 37 years of management experience in the financial industry with direct focus and expertise in loan operations. She will continue to oversee all loan operations functions of the Bank including mortgage, consumer and commercial lending as well as deposit operations and management of support staff.
Teddi McEachern has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking. McEachern joined the Bank in October of 2022 with over 30 years of diverse experience in the financial industry in the Greater Grand Rapids Area. She will continue to lead and coach a team that drives consultative sales discussions, memorable customer service experiences and operational excellence both in the branch and throughout the communities the Bank serves.
Derek Dickinson has been promoted to Vice President, Senior Credit Manager. Dickinson has been a member of the UB team for 11 years. He is responsible for overseeing all commercial credit granting processes for the Bank, monitoring and management of overall loan portfolio credit risk and policy compliance as well as management of underwriting staff.
Bret Simonton has been promoted to Vice President, Commercial Banker. Simonton has been a member of the UB team for nearly 15 years. He will continue to build and manage relationships with business customers as their go-to resource for all of their business banking needs.
Sandra Collison has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Accounting Manager. Collison has been a member of UB team for 27 years. She will continue to manage the accounts payable process, the corporation's facilities, budget preparation, accounting staff and assist with financial and regulatory reporting.
Peter Rossi has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Manager. Rossi joined UB in 2021 and has 7 years of overall Information Technology (IT) experience in the financial industry. He will continue to ensure the streamlined operation of the IT department in alignment with the business objectives of the organization; plan, coordinate, direct and design IT related activities of the organization; as well as provide administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the IT department.
Stephanie Joseph has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Manager. Joseph has been a member of the UB team for 16 years. She will continue to provide direct oversite for all deposit operations and electronic services aspects of the Bank.
Stephanie Brummette has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Retail Regional Manager. Brummette has been a member of the UB team for 18 years. She will continue to provide direct oversite for the Lake Odessa Branch, Virtual Branch and Retail Training Department.
Kelsey Cornwell has been promoted to Human Resources Manager, Officer. Cornwell is responsible for both the day-to-day Human Resources (HR) operations and the long-term strategic direction of the department; planning, leading, directing, developing, and coordinating policies, initiatives and activities; and, guide Bank Management in developing, communicating, and carrying out the Bank's HR policies.
Nicole Suchek has been promoted to Mortgage Banker, Officer. Suchek joined UB as the Westphalia Branch Manager in 2017 with over 22 years of diverse experience in the banking industry in the Greater Lansing Area. In addition to assisting customers with their everyday banking and consumer loan needs, she added mortgage origination to her areas of expertise in 2019. In 2022, she transitioned to the role of full-time Mortgage Banker leading to her recent promotion.
“On behalf of the Union Bank Board of Directors and Senior Management, I would like to congratulate these individuals on their recent promotions and wish them every success in their new roles,” said Collison.
Union Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Financial Corporation and operates full-service banking offices in Ada, Dimondale, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Lake Odessa, Mulliken and Westphalia. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. (NMLS# 488568) ubmich.com