With a successful banking career spanning over 42 years with ChoiceOne Bank, Senior Vice President and Human Resource Director Sheila Clark will retire at yearend.
“It is with mixed emotions that I announce the upcoming retirement of Sheila Clark, who will be leaving at yearend to spend more time with her family,” said ChoiceOne Bank President and CEO Kelly Potes. “With a successful banking career spanning 42 years, Sheila is known for the many progressive positions she has held during her tenure with ChoiceOne, and most notably for the unconditional dedication, grace and congeniality she has always displayed.”
Clark has been a Senior Vice President of ChoiceOne Bank since January 2007. She was a Vice President of the Bank since the merger of ChoiceOne and Valley Ridge in 2006. Prior to the merger, Clark was a Vice President of Valley Ridge Bank since 1999. Clark has been employed by these Banks since 1982 serving in various management and executive capacities. Clark was employed by Sparta State Bank (now ChoiceOne Bank) from 1973 to 1979. She has served in many roles throughout her career including bookkeeping clerk, teller, customer service rep, branch manager, marketing director, human resources director, vice president and senior vice president.
With a degree in business from Davenport University, Clark also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin Madison and is a graduate of the Robert M Perry School of Banking. She has served as a director and past president of the Sparta Rotary and is a director and past president of the Mid-Michigan Banking Group.
Clark and her husband Joe are looking forward to spending more time with their two sons and respective daughters-in-law and grandsons.
“I have especially enjoyed working with Sheila, as she has proven to be a true banking professional,” said Potes. “Sheila is a person who deeply cares for the Bank, its employees, customers and shareholders. She will be deeply missed by all of us.”