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Union Bank Announces Appointment of New Chief Operations Officer

Grand Rapids, Michigan – January 6, 2023 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank announced today the promotion of Janet Torres as the Banks’ new Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer.

Torres, an experienced professional with a successful career in banking, recruiting and talent management, project management and change leadership in the Greater Grand Rapids Area, joined the Bank in September of 2021 with over 19 years of diverse experience in the financial industry. In her new role, she will lead all departmental activities related to Retail Banking, Virtual Branch, Deposit Operations, Human Resources, Risk and Internal Audits and Information Technology to ensure compliance and exemplary customer service.

“Since my very first day, I have truly enjoyed the culture, energy and mission of Union Bank and am excited to continue my career in this new capacity. Union Bank is a proud community bank that cares about its employees, customers and communities. I am honored to have the privilege and opportunity to be a part of that purpose and look forward to the successful year ahead,” said Torres.  “Credit is due to the team beside me as none of what I accomplish would be possible without them. I would like to thank our Board of Directors, members of Senior Management, shareholders, customers and employees for sharing our passion for the important role community banks play now and for many years to come.”

Torres is a proud member of the Byron Center community, mother to 5 children and 2 grandchildren.

“On behalf of the Union Bank Board of Directors and Senior Management, I would like to congratulate Janet on her promotion and wish her every success in her new role,” said Collison.  “Janet has demonstrated a strong commitment to Union Bank and has proven to be a great leader.  Her dedication to personal development, community leadership and the stability and growth of Union Bank are commended. This promotion reflects 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.”  

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)      

Pictured Above: Janet Torres

Photo Credit: Rachael Holt Photography 

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