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Bank names treasury officer
An experienced treasury management professional is joining a bank in the region.
First National Bank of Michigan, a locally-owned bank with locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Portage, announced earlier this month that Jennifer Nemecek will become its new vice president and treasury management officer.
Nemecek will help customers manage their holdings with a goal of handling liquidity and mitigating operational, financial and reputational risk.
She said her role at First National revolves around all aspects of treasury management, from sales to product support.
“Everything starts with a focus on our customers and making sure they can depend on us to deliver knowledgeable solutions and products at a competitive price with the service to back it up,” said Nemecek. “We will be working with both existing and future customers to make sure that our services match what their goals are today and in the future.”
Larry Lueth, CEO of First National Bank of Michigan, said Nemecek’s specialized expertise and knowledge of the West Michigan community will be invaluable as the bank continues to grow.
“(She) will provide treasury management services to customers for all Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids locations,” said Lueth.
With nearly 20 years of experience in treasury management, Nemecek’s professional career ranges from working in technical support and sales in a treasury management call center, to serving as a relationship manager at JP Morgan Chase.
“My background started with deep roots in customer service, so it is a great advantage to be working at a financial institution that shares the same values,” said Nemecek. “Working my way through the ranks gave me the ability to learn the products, how they work and why the customers utilize them.”
Nemecek is a graduate of Western Michigan University and went on to earn a Certified Treasury Professional designation. She is also an active board member of Volunteer Kalamazoo and Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan.
First National Bank of Michigan was established in Kalamazoo in 2006 by local commercial bankers and is privately owned by investors. The bank has since grown to expand its locations to Portage in 2008, western Kalamazoo in 2010, and downtown Grand Rapids in 2012.