PNC Bank names Welsh president of expanded region

May 20, 2012
| By Pete Daly |
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PNC Bank has announced Sean Welsh will serve as regional president of its expanded Western Michigan market, which includes 41 counties from Kalamazoo to Traverse City. Cindy Kole, PNC wealth management senior vice president, will take on additional responsibilities in the new position of market executive for Kalamazoo.

Welsh replaces David Tomko, Kalamazoo regional president since 2009 who has left PNC.

Dale Klose, executive vice president and head of PNC’s Midwest region, said Welsh “has strong ties to Kalamazoo, having served in various corporate banking leadership roles at PNC’s predecessor banks.”

Welsh, a 26-year banking veteran, was in senior management at PNC predecessor First of America. He was named West Michigan regional president for National City in 2003 and became PNC’s regional president for Western Michigan in 2009.

Welsh serves on the boards of the Grand Rapids Symphony, The Dwelling Place, Heart of West Michigan United Way, Southwest Michigan First, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, The Right Place, and Talent 2025.

Kole will focus on growing market sales, ongoing community development and employee engagement in Kalamazoo, reporting to Welsh. Kole has been with PNC for more than 34 years, including nine years as the local leader for the Wealth Management division.

PNC Bank, N.A. is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations in retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; and specialized services for corporations and government entities.

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