Union Bank Announces Retirement of Suzanne Dahms
Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 28, 2022 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank has announced the upcoming retirement of Suzanne Dahms, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer after 48 years of service.
Beginning her career in 1974, Dahms worked as a co-op student in bookkeeping leading to a full-time position with the Bank headquartered in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Though she was native to the small town, she had big dreams of filling various lateral positions for the Bank such as bookkeeping, branch teller and administrative assistant - advancing to her current role. Dahms has served as a member the Banks’ Board of Directors since 1999 and is an integral leader, not only within the Bank but also the communities in which it serves.
Dahms is the current treasurer for the Lake Odessa Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and will remain in this role following her retirement. She has recently passed the torch for her role as treasurer for the Ionia County Economic Alliance as well as board member seat for the Spectrum Pennock Foundation.
“Suzanne’s unwavering commitment to the Bank and the staff over the last 48 years will leave a lasting positive impact not only on the Bank but the entire community. Most recently, she provided management and oversite for deposit/retail operations, information technology, marketing, cannabis related banking, Bank Secrecy Act, investment solutions and strategic planning initiatives and has always provided great support and mentorship to each of her employees. She will be greatly missed,” stated Christopher Fluke, Chairman of Union Bank Board of Directors.
Dahms is the proud wife to Joseph Dahms, mother to Corey Dahms (Tracy) and Jamie Stuart (Dave) and grandmother to Anna, Addison, Grant and Ava. In retirement, she plans to read, travel and spend quality time with family and friends.
“As she has proven throughout her career, Suzanne’s extensive banking and leadership background, attention to detail, mentorship of staff, along with her passion for community and building strong relationships has been a true asset over the years,” said Cortney Collison. “On behalf of the Union Bank Board of Directors and Senior Management, I would like to thank Suzanne for her hard work and dedication of her entire career.”
Dahms is set to retire on December 31, 2022.
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
Pictured Above: Suzanne Dahms