Michael Odar will also join the wealth management firm’s Boards of Directors

March 22, 2022, Kalamazoo, MI – Greenleaf Trust, an independent Michigan-chartered, trust-only bank and wealth management firm, announced that President Michael Odar has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. In addition, he was appointed a Director on the Boards of Greenleaf Financial Holding Company, Greenleaf Trust and Greenleaf Trust Delaware.  He succeeds Ronald Kilgore as Chief Executive Officer, who will continue to serve as Executive Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, Member of the Board of Directors and Secretary to the Board.

Mr. Odar has been a member of the Greenleaf Trust team for 23 years, leading Greenleaf Trust and Greenleaf Trust Delaware as President since 2012. During his tenure as president, he has partnered with the firm’s executive council to promote sustained growth, excellent client service and a continuously improving business and workplace culture.

“Mike’s leadership during the past decade as President has been exceptional and he has the full confidence of our Board of Directors as he becomes Chief Executive Officer of Greenleaf Trust, leading our firm to its next level of growth,” Chairman William D. Johnston commented. “He has guided Greenleaf Trust and Greenleaf Trust Delaware to new levels of success amid changing economic tides. Mike’s persistent drive for excellent client service and team culture will continue to serve the Greenleaf Trust family [of companies] well into the future.”

Mr. Odar succeeds Ronald Kilgore as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Kilgore joined Greenleaf Trust in 1998 and has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and success. During his more than 35 years in the trust business, Mr. Kilgore has been involved in every aspect of client service and trust management, including starting and successfully growing new trust organizations. He will continue to serve as Secretary to the Greenleaf Trust’s Board of Directors and serve clients as Executive Vice President, Senior Trust Officer.

“Greenleaf Trust would not be the place that it is without the vision and stewardship of Ron Kilgore,” said Mr. Odar. “His client-first mentality and drive for excellence have strengthened the fabric of Greenleaf Trust, and we are grateful for his ongoing leadership and service to our Board of Directors and to our clients.”