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Bank hires wealth management director

December 5, 2019
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Susan Vogel-Vanderson
Susan Vogel-Vanderson. Courtesy Fifth Third Bank

A bank with a West Michigan presence has named a managing director to oversee its local wealth management team.

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank said today it hired Susan Vogel-Vanderson as managing director for the Fifth Third Private Bank in West Michigan.

In her new role, she will oversee a team that works with high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and families “to simplify financial complexity” through products and services.

Fifth Third described Vogel-Vanderson as “a strategic leader with a broad range of experience” over the past 30-plus years, including risk management in the financial services and retail industries, managing a regional multi-family office, and providing wealth management and trust services.

She also previously was an estate planning attorney at Varnum and in her own private practice.

Most recently, Vogel-Vanderson served as the director of compliance and privacy for Meijer, where she led the design, implementation and maintenance of the company’s enterprise compliance and privacy programs.

She is a returning employee at Fifth Third, where she previously worked for 12 years.

Vogel-Vanderson earned a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) is a diversified financial services company and the parent company of Fifth Third Bank, established in 1858.

It offers commercial banking, branch banking and consumer lending, as well as wealth and asset management services through its Fifth Third Private Bank.

The bank operates 1,143 full-service banking centers and 2,487 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina.

Fifth Third Bank reported $171 billion in assets as of Sept. 30.

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