ChoiceOne Bank Announces New Leadership Positions

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on Aug 6, 2021 7:30:00 AM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the leadership positions of Rob Jamula, Paul DeBono, Alexander Shoemaker, Celeste Spivey, Paul Williams, Kody Faulk, and MarkAnthony Martin.

“It is a pleasure to welcome and announce the leadership positions of Rob, Paul, Alex, Celeste, Paul, Kody and Mark to our ChoiceOne team,” said ChoiceOne President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “Since expanding our footprint across Michigan over the last year, we have also broadened our levels of service and expertise to fulfil our mission to provide superior service, quality advice and show our utmost respect to everyone we meet. These leaders are key to helping us grow our community bank franchise and accomplish our vision to be the best bank in Michigan.”

Rob Jamula joins ChoiceOne as Senior Vice President, Wealth Management (East and West Markets).

Rob Jamula - Senior Vice President, Wealth Management-1

Jamula joins ChoiceOne with over 28 years of commercial banking and wealth management experience. His most recent positions included leadership roles with several regional banks covering Wealth Management and Private Banking. Prior to joining ChoiceOne, Jamula was the Regional Director of Banking Services at TCF Bank managing high net worth clients in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, and Colorado. His current responsibilities include managing a team of professionals that provide wealth solutions for clients and prospects of ChoiceOne Bank.

Jamula holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Grand Valley State University. He is currently Chairman of the Board for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization which serves the needs of abused and neglected children in Michigan.

Paul DeBono joins ChoiceOne as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer (East Market).
Paul DeBono - Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer-1DeBono joins ChoiceOne with over 25 years of lending experience with clients in middle markets, small business, investor-owned real estate, and Private Banking, i.e., high net worth. In his new position, he is responsible for business development and portfolio management.

DeBono has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Wayne State University.

Alexander Shoemaker is named Vice President, Commercial & Medical Loan Officer (East Market).
Alexander Shoemaker - Vice President, Commercial & Medical Loan Officer-2In his new position, Shoemaker is responsible for managing a loan portfolio of high value business customers with a focus on medical lending such as doctors, dentists, and veterinarians with a consultative approach to meeting their goals and needs.

Shoemaker joined ChoiceOne (Lakestone Bank & Trust) nearly 12 years ago and has worked in a variety of different departments including branches, accounting, credit, mortgages, commercial lending, and most recently as a Trust Officer in Wealth Management.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Shoemaker has a Master of Business Administration. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan. Shoemaker is also a graduate of University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking and has received his Cannon Trust designations I and II from the Cannon Financial Institute. Shoemaker is Treasurer in the Lapeer Optimist Club and the Treasurer of Lapeer Team Work, Inc. He also serves as a member of the Finance Committee for the Four County Community Foundation.

Celeste Spivey joins ChoiceOne as Vice President, Community Development & CRA Officer (East and West Markets).
Celeste Spivey - Vice President, Community Development & CRA Officer-1Spivey joins ChoiceOne with nearly five years of previous experience as a Community Development Administrator. In her current position, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering all aspects of the Bank's Community Reinvestment Act program while establishing and maintaining relationships with community-based, charitable, and non-profit organizations.

A graduate of Western Michigan University, Spivey has a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Davenport University. Involved in the community, Spivey sits on committees for Kent County Tax Credit Coalition (VITA), Lighthouse Community Ministries, and Community Schools Leadership Team (CSLT) for the Kent School Services Network. She is also involved with Positive Impact for Life.

Paul Williams joins ChoiceOne as Vice President, Controller.
Paul Williams - Vice President, ControllerWilliams joins ChoiceOne with over 30 years in the banking industry in various accounting positions with his most recent as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In his new position, Williams is responsible for the general operations of the Accounting department, including ensuring the accuracy of the Bank’s financial results and complying with generally accepted accounting principles and federal and state regulations.

A graduate of Western Michigan University, Williams has a Bachelor of Business Administration. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Williams is a member of Michigan Bankers Association Funds Management Committee and a board member of Mid-Michigan Banking Group. He has served as treasurer for both the United Way of Ionia County and the United Way of Mason County.

Kody Faulk joins ChoiceOne as Commercial Loan Officer (West Market).
Kody Faulk - Commercial Loan OfficerFaulk joins ChoiceOne Bank with nearly four years of banking experience as a middle market credit analyst and most recently as a commercial portfolio manager. A native of West Michigan, Faulk will develop and manage commercial banking relationships in the West Market.

Faulk is a graduate of Calvin University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance.

MarkAnthony (Mark) Martin joins ChoiceOne as Branch Manager Grand Rapids.
MarkAnthony Martin - Branch ManagerMartin joins ChoiceOne with over six years in banking as a Universal Banker and most recently as an Assistant Branch Manager. He is responsible for the growth and development of the Grand Rapids team, supporting the Grand Rapids community and providing the best financial solutions for residential and business clients.

Graduating from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Martin has a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Business Management. Martin is an active volunteer for different community events and programs including Kid’s Food Basket, WATCH D.O.G.S, mentoring young students and athletes through Pro-Fit Elite Training, and is now part of the New Homebuyer team for ChoiceOne Bank. He has also participated in the Multicultural Employee Business Resource Group as Committee Chair.

"These leaders are key to helping us grow our community bank franchise and accomplish our vision to be the best bank in Michigan.”

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