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Year after year, Greenleaf Trust has been named a “Best and Brightest Company to Work For” along with similar accolades from FortuneCrain’s, Great Places to Work, and others. It’s a reflection of our corporate culture, in which dynamic, top-notch people embrace a mindset of integrity, continuing education, service, and putting clients’ interests first. This ensures that we not only hire highly qualified candidates but also retain highly satisfied clients.

Husain Abdelrahman
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Husain Abdelrahman

Wealth Management Systems Specialist

  • Husain is responsible for the administration of the information systems used by the Wealth Management division at Greenleaf Trust. He also acts as a liaison between business units, vendors and the Business Information Services division to provide resources that enhance the team’s workflows and focus on continuous process improvement. Husain received his Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.

Salena M. Al-Saadi
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Salena M. Al-Saadi

Assistant Vice President, Senior CRM Engineer

  • Salena plays a pivotal role at Greenleaf Trust, where she oversees projects aimed at enhancing efficiency and effectiveness. Her focus is on integrating data, streamlining processes and optimizing technology applications to better serve clients. Salena earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on business management from Western Michigan University. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Peggy Anderson
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Peggy Anderson

Executive Vice President, Director of Operations

  • Peggy is responsible for the leadership and oversight of trust operational activity performed by members of the division to accurately establish, maintain and report all client account activity. She has over 27 years of experience in the financial industry and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana State University.

Vasantha Arunachalam, CTFA
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Vasantha Arunachalam, CTFA

Senior Estate Settlement Associate

  • Vasantha is responsible for day to day servicing of estate and trust needs, providing comprehensive administrative support with expertise in tax matters and financial analysis.  Vasantha is a certified paralegal with 25+ years of estate and trust administrative experience.  Vasantha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from India, paralegal certification from Oakland University and is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Nicole E. Asher, CFP®, CPWA®, ChFC
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Nicole E. Asher, CFP®, CPWA®, ChFC

Senior Vice President, Senior Wealth Management Advisor

  • Nicole specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. All such services are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Nicole has earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification as well as her Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.

Victoria Atkins
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Victoria Atkins

Team Service Coordinator

  • Victoria is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. She has 10 years of experience in administration and customer service. Victoria received her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in agricultural economics with a focus in finance and real estate.

Daniel L. Baker, J.D.
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Daniel L. Baker, J.D.

Senior Vice President, Director of Business Development and Trust Relationship Officer

  • Dan’s responsibilities include providing service to individual personal trust clients, as well as coordinating sales efforts of the personal trust team and our five regional offices. With more than 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney and business leader, he is a graduate of Kalamazoo College, Thomas M. Cooley Law School and the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School.

Brad Baker, CMA
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Brad Baker, CMA

Financial Planning and Analysis Lead

  • Brad is responsible for providing direction and guidance to the organization on budgeting, performance analytics, forecasting and spending controls. Additionally, he oversees financial systems and tools, assets and capital planning, lease management, and partners with division leaders in decision support and business planning. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Spring Arbor University and has seven years of experience in corporate finance, primarily in financial planning and analysis functions. Brad also holds his Certified Management Accountant certification through the Institute of Management Accountants.

Karen A. Baldwin, CSP™, SHRM-SCP™, NDCCDP
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Karen A. Baldwin, CSP™, SHRM-SCP™, NDCCDP

Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Karen leads the Human Resources Division, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, and the Greenleaf Trust Scholarship & Internship and Wealth Developers programs at Greenleaf Trust. She is committed to cultivating a culture of inclusivity through awareness, education and conversation. Karen collaborates with leaders to implement strategies driving company growth and ensuring best practices in team recruitment, engagement, development and retention. Karen has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry as well as more than 25 years of human resources experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University, her Certified Staffing Professional designation through the American Staffing Association, her Senior Certified Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management, and her Certified Diversity Professional designation through the National Diversity Council. Karen is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Kalamazoo Human Resources Management Association.

Darla J. Barbarini
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Darla J. Barbarini

Executive Assistant to the Chairman

  • Darla’s key role as an executive assistant at Greenleaf Trust is to support the Chairman’s efforts. On the Greenleaf Trust team, Darla’s passion, excitement and diligent energy allow her to keep multiple balls in the air. She manages all aspects of the Chairman’s office that relate to Greenleaf Trust, Greenleaf Hospitality, Inc., Catalyst Development Company L.L.C. and Greenleaf Capital, Inc. Additionally, Darla supports the Chairman in all matters relative to community endeavors. Darla’s success in assisting with event planning and executing special projects is rooted in her understanding that small things have the power to make the most lasting impressions. Her love for our great company fuels her desire to grow the Greenleaf companies. She incorporates her experience while taking an impacting approach to help knock out problems and determine creative solutions to achieve the desired growth. In addition, Darla supports the Chairman of the Board, managing all aspects as liaison for the organization’s Board of Directors. She earned her business degree from the Erie Business Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Shannon Barber
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Shannon Barber

Family Office Coordinator

  • Shannon is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and helping support the efforts of The Family Office at Greenleaf Trust.  Shannon has over 20 years of customer service and quality assurance experience.

Jacob A. Barker, CFA®, CFP®
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Jacob A. Barker, CFA®, CFP®

Assistant Vice President, Senior Manager Selection Analyst

  • Jacob is responsible for supporting the evaluation, selection and ongoing oversight of all external investment managers utilized within client investment portfolios. He is a voting member of the investment committee and chair of the manager selection committee. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, he was an investment officer within the global fund services division at Northern Trust. Jacob has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A from the Loyola University of Chicago Quinlan School of Business. Jacob is a CFA® charterholder and has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

George F. Bearup, J.D.
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George F. Bearup, J.D.

Senior Legal Trust Advisor

  • George’s primary responsibility is mentoring the client centric team as he shares his experience and expertise in estate, fiduciary, and tax law. He also serves as a resource for clients and their other trusted tax and legal advisors. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, George has over 42 years of practical experience as an estate planning attorney.

L. Tyler Becker
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L. Tyler Becker

Recordkeeping Analyst

  • Tyler’s primary responsibilities include the day-to-day recordkeeping and annual compliance work on retirement plans. He has more than 15 years of experience in banking and trust services and is a graduate of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University with a degree in finance.

Stacy L. Beekman, CTFA
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Stacy L. Beekman, CTFA

Assistant Vice President, Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Stacy is responsible for the day-to-day trust administration and fiduciary compliance of her clients. She has over 20 years in the financial services industry and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University. Stacy is also a graduate of Cannon Trust School and is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Emily Berlin
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Emily Berlin

Team Service Coordinator

  • Emily is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Emily has a background in non-profit administration and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in International Studies with a focus in Global Health and Environment.

Allison L. Birmingham, CWS®, CCFS™
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Allison L. Birmingham, CWS®, CCFS™

Assistant Vice President, Senior Wealth Management Advisor

  • Allison specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. All such services are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. She has over fifteen years of experience in multiple areas of the financial industry, inclusive of several years with a large multinational hedge fund group. Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on corporate finance from Central Michigan University. She has also attained the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation as well as the Certified College Funding Specialist™ designation.

Anne M. Bohl
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Anne M. Bohl

Senior Wealth Management Coordinator

  • Anne is responsible for supporting the team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. She also provides comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and drives the efforts of the client centric team. Anne ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. She attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and has over 17 years in the client services field.

Jamie Botsko, CFP®, AIF®
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Jamie Botsko, CFP®, AIF®

Family Office Wealth Advisor

  • Jamie is responsible for the coordination and oversight of investment advisory services for The Family Office at Greenleaf Trust. He works with the Family Office team to tailor investment solutions to each client’s unique needs and circumstances. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Jamie served as vice president and senior portfolio manager at a national bank where he developed and managed comprehensive investment portfolios for high net worth clients. His responsibilities over his 18-year career included building and maintaining client relationships as well as developing, presenting and implementing customized investment strategies and solutions. Jamie has an undergraduate degree from Calvin College, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation.

Karen A. Bouche, CTFA
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Karen A. Bouche, CTFA

Executive Vice President, Family Office Advisor

  • As part of The Family Office at Greenleaf Trust, Karen is responsible for providing world-class service to high net worth families including generational holistic wealth management, trustee and private foundation services, as well as highly personalized coordination of solutions to complex family needs. She is a graduate of Northern Michigan University’s Walker L. Cisler College of Business and the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School. Karen is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor and has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry.

Donna Bourbeau
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Donna Bourbeau

Client Service Representative

  • Donna’s responsibilities include delivering comprehensive administrative support to the Personal Trust Division, participation in marketing events, providing reception area coverage, as well as supporting the efforts of Greenleaf Trust’s business development officers. Donna has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stonehill College.

Nicholas Bourbeau
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Nicholas Bourbeau

Associate Participant Services Administrator

  • Nick responds to incoming participant inquiries through various channels. His primary responsibilities include providing participant account support as well as education on retirement plan design and investment options in the various retirement plans administered by Greenleaf Trust. Nick earned a Bachelor of Science in human biology from Michigan State University and brings over five years of experience in service-oriented roles.

Jayson Briggs
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Jayson Briggs

Tax Coordinator

  • Jayson is responsible for tax logistics, including communication with CPAs, and facilitating the dissemination of various reporting and filing of tax returns for clients. Jayson graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

T’Ausia Bronson, CHRS
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T’Ausia Bronson, CHRS

Senior Human Resources Coordinator

  • T’Ausia is primarily responsible for supporting the development and execution of HR strategy, policies and objectives, as well as a variety of HR and benefits administrative, compliance and legal tasks. T’Ausia earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resources management at Western Michigan University and her Certified Human Resources Specialist designation through Michigan State University.

Katlynn Brown
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Katlynn Brown

IT Service Specialist

  • Katlynn provides support in the hardware refresh lifecycle by provisioning new computers and participating in the Helpdesk Support, troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software issues, consulting with other departments to help assist with various needs, and training end-users on hardware functionality and software programs. Katlynn has five years of internal support experience.

Patrick N. Bruining
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Patrick N. Bruining

Research Associate

  • Patrick is responsible for maintaining strategy and portfolio-level performance models, providing periodic performance and attribution reporting and supporting the research team with relevant reporting. Patrick has over 10 years of experience in the financial service industry. Patrick received his Bachelor of Science from Aquinas College.

Ondrea Brussee
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Ondrea Brussee

Database Application Support Specialist

  • Ondrea provides support and administration of applications within database systems. She is also responsible for data reporting, data visualization and process documentation. Ondrea is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in political science and public administration.

Theresa A. Burgos
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Theresa A. Burgos

Assistant Director of Personal Trust

  • Theresa is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear and concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and is an ongoing resource for clients. As a team lead, Theresa is also responsible for the leadership and mentoring of the team service coordinators. Theresa has earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.

Christopher D. Burns, CFA®, CPA, CFP®
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Christopher D. Burns, CFA®, CPA, CFP®

Vice President, Assistant Director of Research

  • Chris contributes to portfolio construction and asset allocation and is responsible for development and implementation of fixed income strategies. He is a voting member of the investment committee and chair of the fixed income committee. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Chris was an associate client advisor at Bessemer Trust. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with high distinction from the University of Michigan and Master of Accounting with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Chris is a CFA® charterholder, a licensed CPA, and has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Mario Campbell
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Mario Campbell

Trust Operations Analyst

  • Mario is responsible for the processing of all cash and wires as well as providing support to the rest of the Greenleaf Trust operations team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in leadership and business strategy from Western Michigan University.

Hanna M. Channell
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Hanna M. Channell

Senior Client Centric Team Specialist

  • Hanna is responsible for coordinating the efforts and workflow of the client centric team as well as acting as an internal liaison with adjacent divisions to ensure projects are executed effectively. Additionally, she is responsible for providing high-level support and administrative assistance to the Chief Client Officer. With her bachelor’s degree in math education and master’s degree from Western Michigan University, Hanna has over ten years of experience in teaching and client service

Carlos Clay Jr.
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Carlos Clay Jr.

Associate Program Team Lead

  • Carlos is responsible for assisting with leading the administration and day-to-day responsibilities of special programs, to include the Greenleaf Trust Scholarship & Internship program and Wealth Development Club. Carlos provides technical and administrative support, as well as develops and administers all program policies and procedures through program integration. Carlos has nearly 10 years of experience in secondary education administration and an Associate of Arts degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Elva Clayborn
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Elva Clayborn

Wealth Management Coordinator

  • Elva is responsible for supporting the team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. She also provides comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and drives the efforts of the client centric team. Elva ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Ferris State University and a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. She brings over 15 years of customer service experience to Greenleaf Trust.

Tiffany Clubs
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Tiffany Clubs

Senior Trust Relationship Associate

  • Tiffany is responsible for day-to-day trust administration and fiduciary compliance while coordinating estate and tax planning strategies with other professional advisors for her clients. She has spent over 6 years in the financial services industry with over 4 years in trust administration. Tiffany earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management from Western Governors University.

Melissa K. Coffin
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Melissa K. Coffin

Senior Recordkeeping Specialist

  • Melissa is responsible for assisting with Greenleaf Trust’s in-house participant recordkeeping system. She has over 20 years of experience in both trust operations and in retirement plan arena. Melissa attended both Delta College in Saginaw, Michigan and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Sharon A. Conran, J.D.
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Sharon A. Conran, J.D.

Vice President, Senior Estate Settlement Officer-Team Lead

  • Sharon is the Team Lead for Estate Settlement for the Personal Trust Team. She has 20+ years experience in estate settlement processes and procedures. She earned her J.D. law degree from Michigan State University College of Law and her B.A. in finance from Western Michigan University. Sharon has been involved for several years with Elder Law of Michigan and currently serves on their Board of Directors. Sharon is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law and Disability Rights sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Gabrielle D. Contesti
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Gabrielle D. Contesti

Senior Project Manager

  • Gabrielle is responsible for the oversight of projects and identifying areas for process improvement. She works with all divisions to help lead successful and timely implementations. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Gabrielle has 15 years of experience in the financial industry.

Wendy Z. Cox, J.D., CTFA
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Wendy Z. Cox, J.D., CTFA

Director of Personal Trust, Chief Fiduciary Officer

  • Wendy’s responsibilities include providing a trust perspective to all wealth management discussions, and coordinating planning strategies with other professional advisors, such as tax advisors or estate planning attorneys. She leads the personal trust team and is also responsible for day-to-day account oversight, fiduciary compliance and directing our team of trust relationship officers to ensure our clients receive remarkable service. Wendy practiced law for 16 years in the areas of probate and trust litigation, complex probate and trust administration, preparation of estate, fiduciary and gift tax returns, and drafting estate planning and business succession documents. She earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan. Wendy is a designated Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Jan S. Crossman, AWMA ®
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Jan S. Crossman, AWMA ®

Team Service Coordinator II

  • Jan is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the teams workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Jan has received the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation and has over 15 years of experience in finance and client service.

Holly Crump
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Holly Crump

Senior Wealth Management Associate

  • Holly is responsible for the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning, and the management of investment portfolios. She has more than 20 years of professional experience serving families and businesses in the banking industry.

James R. Curry, CFP®, CPWA®
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James R. Curry, CFP®, CPWA®

Senior Vice President, Director of Wealth Management

  • James leads the wealth management team and specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. All such services are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. A graduate of Albion College, James has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation.

Bethany L. Cwalina
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Bethany L. Cwalina

Senior Executive Assistant to the President

  • Bethany is responsible for providing comprehensive support and administrative assistance to the President of Greenleaf Trust. As a part of her role she is also responsible for the coordination and execution of numerous projects, meetings and events. Bethany has a background in retirement planning, sales planning, training, administration and client service. She also serves on the board of Open Doors Kalamazoo. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Bethany earned her degree in public relations.

Christie Dando
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Christie Dando

Client Service Specialist - Conversion

  • Christie’s focus is supporting retirement plan clients by way of excellent, proactive service, managing the plan conversions process and building strong, productive relationships. She has 30 years of experience providing outstanding service, most notably in healthcare for over 20 years.

Asa M. Davis
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Asa M. Davis

Lead Business Analyst - Retirement Plan Division

  • Asa is responsible for identifying business improvements and opportunities for organizational development. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in organizational change leadership from Western Michigan University.

Steve Davis, CFP®
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Steve Davis, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

  • Steve is responsible for the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning, and the management of investment portfolios. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish and business, with an emphasis in finance from Kalamazoo College. Steve has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Lyndsay J. Deery, CBCP, ACRP
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Lyndsay J. Deery, CBCP, ACRP

Business Resiliency Analyst

  • Lyndsay is responsible for the oversight, design, and testing of the organization’s Business Resiliency program. Working across all divisions and locations she successfully leads business continuity, disaster recovery, and incident response program maturity. A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Lyndsay earned her bachelor’s degree in communications. She has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry as well as several specialized certifications.

Thomas A. DeMeester, J.D.
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Thomas A. DeMeester, J.D.

Managing Director - Grand Rapids

  • Tom is responsible for leading Greenleaf Trust’s efforts in Grand Rapids. He has more than 25 years of professional experience serving families and businesses within the West Michigan region, having practiced law prior to his work in the wealth management industry. Tom is a graduate of Cedarville College and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Jennifer L. Dohm
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Jennifer L. Dohm

Senior Team Service Coordinator - Northern Michigan Team Lead

  • Jen is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the teams workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Jen has over 20 years of experience in the financial and client service industry.

Corbin M. Donaldson, CFP®, CPWA®, CLU®
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Corbin M. Donaldson, CFP®, CPWA®, CLU®

Senior Wealth Management Advisor

  • Corbin is responsible for the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies and the management of client investment portfolios. He has over ten years of experience in the financial services industry and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and management from Cornerstone University and a master’s degree in finance at Davenport University. Corbin has also earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation and Chartered Life Underwriter® designation.

Mandi K. Doster
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Mandi K. Doster

Estate Settlement Coordinator

  • Mandi is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the estate settlement team and providing comprehensive administrative support. She drives an efficient workflow within the team, and provides support and communication to beneficiaries, professional service providers and teammates. Mandi assists with maintaining fiduciary compliance within the estate settlement team. Mandi has over 15 years of experience in client care.

Thomas L. Drews, CTOP™
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Thomas L. Drews, CTOP™

Chief Operating Officer

  • Tom leads the Operations, Business Information Services and Governance, Risk & Compliance Divisions of Greenleaf Trust. He is responsible for setting overall direction for the company with special focus on continuous improvement, while ensuring appropriate process, budget and governance controls. Tom has over 25 years of leadership experience with several service and global manufacturing companies, and 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University, has earned the Certified Trust Operations Professional (CTOP™) designation, and serves on the finance and audit committees of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

Kimberly G. Dudley, CHRS
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Kimberly G. Dudley, CHRS

Senior Human Resources Specialist - Senior Team Lead

  • Kim oversees the administration of employee health and welfare plans, providing technical and administrative human resources guidance as well as assisting with planning, organization, development and administration of human resources policies, procedures and programs. Kim also co-coordinates the Greenleaf Trust Scholarship/Internship program. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for team members.  She attended Northern Arizona University and has over 27 years of experience serving team members in a supportive work culture environment.

Andrew Edgar, CFA®
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Andrew Edgar, CFA®

Private Alternatives Analyst

  • Andrew is responsible for supporting the evaluation, selection and ongoing oversight of all private alternative investment managers utilized within client investment portfolios. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, he was an investment associate within the private markets team at a regional insurance company where he sourced, evaluated and managed private market strategies. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in finance from Walsh College. Andrew is also a CFA® charterholder.

Ashleigh Egler-Williams
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Ashleigh Egler-Williams

Audit Associate

  • Ashleigh is responsible for performing auditing services throughout the organization to ensure Greenleaf Trust’s fiduciary excellence standards are achieved. Additionally, Ashleigh validates compliance with regulatory requirements, policies and procedures. She has five years of experience in quality assurance validation. Ashleigh received her bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University

Sam Ellis, CFP®
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Sam Ellis, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

  • Sam specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and management of client investment portfolios. Sam earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Grand Valley State University. He has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Andy Fabiano, CFA®
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Andy Fabiano, CFA®

Vice President, Senior Family Office Wealth Advisor

  • As part of the Family Office at Greenleaf Trust, Andy is responsible for the coordination and oversight of investment advisory services. With over thirty years of experience in the field of investments, he assists families in navigating the complexities and responsibilities of wealth over multiple generations. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Andy worked as a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for an international trust bank managing over $2 billion in diversified assets for multi-generational family clients. Prior experience includes working for a regional bank on the equity trading floor and as an equity mutual fund manager. Andy has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Michigan State University Broad College of Business. He is a CFA® charter holder and member of CFA® Institute.

Ali Fahs, CFA®
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Ali Fahs, CFA®

Vice President, Senior Equity Portfolio Manager

  • As senior equity portfolio manager, Ali is responsible for the implementation and execution of our equity investment process, ranging from idea generation and in-depth analysis to portfolio construction and risk management. He is the chair of the individual equity committee responsible for managing our intrinsic value strategy, a concentrated domestic equity strategy. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, he partnered in the founding of PREMIS Capital Partners and served as senior vice president – portfolio manager. Ali also spent several years at Hansberger Global Investors in various equity research and portfolio management roles, and at North American Management as senior research analyst. Ali holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with distinction from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and an M.B.A. from Babson College, F.W. Olin School of Business. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA® Institute.

Brian C. Farrell, CFP®
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Brian C. Farrell, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

  • Brian is responsible for the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of investment portfolios. He has over 5 years of experience in the financial services industry. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kalamazoo College. He has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Taylor N. Farrell, PCM, CDMP
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Taylor N. Farrell, PCM, CDMP

Digital Marketing and Media Specialist

  • Taylor is responsible for supporting the Director of Marketing with a focus on the execution of digital media campaigns, managing organic and paid social media accounts, reporting Key Performance Indicators and ROI. She is also responsible for evaluating multi-layered marketing and digital strategies to leverage all aspects of the brand in support of Greenleaf Trust’s mission. A graduate of Kalamazoo College, Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in business and English. Taylor has nearly ten years of marketing experience and is a Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP) from the Digital Marketing Institute and has a Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) designation from the American Marketing Association. She is also an Adobe Certified Professional in Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign.

Bill Feldmaier
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Bill Feldmaier

Managing Director - Southeast Michigan

  • Bill is responsible for leading Greenleaf Trust’s market strategy of southeast Michigan, business development and leadership of the firm’s Birmingham office. He has more than 20 years of financial services experience in the institutional pension, 401(k) and retirement planning space having served in senior national sales leadership roles. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College in organizational communication, learning & design, and a Master of Science in communication innovation from Ithaca College. He was also a full scholarship division one quarterback at the University at Buffalo.

Mollie A. Felt, CFP®
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Mollie A. Felt, CFP®

Wealth Management Associate

  • Mollie is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning, and the management of investment portfolios. Mollie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University and has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has also earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Autumn L. Fromm
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Autumn L. Fromm

Senior Team Service Coordinator -Team Lead

  • Autumn is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of accounts, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Autumn is an alumna of Western Michigan University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences.

Zachary Gamber
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Zachary Gamber

Wealth Management Associate

  • Zach is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning, and the management of investment portfolios. He earned his bachelor’s degree in financial management from Clemson University.

Tracy L. Gauthier
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Tracy L. Gauthier

Vice President, Director of Compliance

  • Tracy is responsible for leading Greenleaf Trust’s compliance and risk management processes through policy and procedure development, regulatory implementation and process improvement initiatives. She has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and her accomplishments include developing a culture of compliance and assisting with all aspects of account management. Tracy has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, at Davis.

Joshua Gibbs
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Joshua Gibbs

Trust Relationship Officer

  • As a trust relationship officer at Greenleaf Trust, Josh is responsible for the day-to-day trust administration and fiduciary compliance of his clients. With over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, he’s well-versed in banking and debt structures, financial administration, and financial education. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Josh held leadership roles at an international trust bank, and Michigan-based community banks. Josh has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College, a master’s degree in business administration from the Central Michigan University, and is a graduate of the Robert Perry School of Banking.

Jocelyn Goheen
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Jocelyn Goheen

Family Office Coordinator

  • Jocelyn is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of The Family Office at Greenleaf Trust. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Jocelyn has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance from Saginaw Valley State University and her master’s degree in business administration from Ferris State University.

Alexia Gomez
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Alexia Gomez

Wealth Development Coordinator

  • Alexia is responsible for the coordination, design, implementation and oversight of the Wealth Development Club, a comprehensive financial literacy program tailored to high school students of color. She is current student at Western Michigan University majoring in personal financial planning and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is an active member of the Financial Planners Association (FPA) and is currently pursuing her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. She received her Associate of Arts and Science from Muskegon Community College.

Judy Grace, J.D.
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Judy Grace, J.D.

Vice President, Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Judy is responsible for the day-to-day trust administration and fiduciary compliance of your account. Her broad knowledge of trusts and legacy planning adds valuable strategic perspective to your holistic wealth management plan. Judy also coordinates with your other professional advisors; for example, your tax advisor and estate planning attorney, as needed. She brings over 25 years of experience in trust and estate administration. She received her B.B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. Judy is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and its Probate and Estate Planning Section.

James W. Gray, CFA®
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James W. Gray, CFA®

Chief Strategy Officer

  • Jim works closely with other members of Greenleaf Trust’s Executive Council in creating, communicating, executing and sustaining the company’s strategic plan. He has also led the company’s research, wealth management and personal trust divisions. Jim has an extensive background in investments, global banking and manufacturing, and spent nearly two decades at Whirlpool Financial Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation. He earned a finance degree from the University of Southern Indiana, is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of West Michigan, and serves on the Investment Committee of the Western Michigan University Foundation Board.

Michelle M. Gray
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Michelle M. Gray

Participant Services Specialist

  • Michelle provides education and communication services to participants of various retirement plans. She also conducts retirement plan enrollment and educational meetings, meets with participants, develops educational and informational materials, and supports the participant help center. Michelle has more than 24 years of employer sposored retirement plan and human resources experience as well as more than 35 years of customer service experience.

Rosalice C. Hall, MBA, CRPS®
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Rosalice C. Hall, MBA, CRPS®

Senior Relationship Manager

  • Rosie serves as a relationship manager for various defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans. With more than 12 years of experience, she is responsible for providing comprehensive support for individuals and corporations. Rosie earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management from Western Michigan University. Rosie has also earned the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist certification through the College For Financial Planning. She actively participates in several community organizations.

Christine M. Hansen, CPA
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Christine M. Hansen, CPA

Assistant Vice President, Finance

  • Christine is responsible for the corporate accounting, taxation, and financial reporting functions. She ensures compliance with regulatory and governing requirements and partners with third party accounting firms to administer financial audits. In addition, Chris plays a significant role in developing organizational processes and systems. She leverages her 17 years of experience by providing thoughtful guidance to the CEO and CFO on company performance and trajectory. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Brenda E. Hildon-Kaempf
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Brenda E. Hildon-Kaempf

Senior Team Service Coordinator - Senior Team Lead

  • Brenda is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear and concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. As a team lead, Brenda is also responsible for the leadership and mentoring of the team service coordinators and client service representatives. Brenda has over 20 years of experience in the financial and client service industry and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.

Jeffrey M. Hoekstra
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Jeffrey M. Hoekstra

Business Development Officer

  • Jeff is responsible for new business development with a focus on company-sponsored retirement plans. He has nearly 20 years of sales experience in the banking and finance sector, and is proficient in business operations management and customer service. Jeff graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor of business administration in sales and business marketing.

Lisa A. Hojnacki
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Lisa A. Hojnacki

Participant Services Coordinator - Team Lead

  • Lisa provides education and communication services to participants of various retirement plans. She also conducts retirement plan enrollment meetings, meets with plan participants, develops education and informational materials, and supports the participant help center. Lisa earned a bachelor of science degree from Central Michigan University and has over 20 years of customer service experience.

Chelsea A. Holmes
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Chelsea A. Holmes

Senior Team Service Coordinator

  • Chelsea is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of accounts and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. A graduate of Aquinas College, Chelsea earned her undergraduate degree in communication as well as her master’s degree in management with an emphasis in marketing.

Michael Holmes, J.D., CTFA
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Michael Holmes, J.D., CTFA

Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Michael specializes in providing a trust perspective to all wealth management discussions, and coordinating planning strategies with other professional advisors, such as tax advisors and estate planning attorneys.  He is responsible for trust administration and holistic wealth management planning for clients.  Michael practiced law for 20 years specializing in the areas of drafting estate planning documents, estate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, and preparation of estate tax returns.  He earned his B.A. from Kalamazoo College and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.  Michael is a designated Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Julie L. Howes
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Julie L. Howes

Senior Trust Operations Specialist, Balance & Controls

  • Julie is involved in all aspects of operations, including cash processing, reconcilement, and unique account relationships. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, which includes trust operations and retirement plan services. Julie earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University.

Dana Hushak
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Dana Hushak

Business Development Officer

  • Responsible for new business development, Dana has over 35 years of financial services industry experience in institutional, corporate and personal trust lines.  He serves as a board member and advisor for several private foundations and is a trustee for First Tee.  Dana is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and lives in Grand Rapids.

Quincy Jackson
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Quincy Jackson

Business Development Officer - West Michigan

  • Quincy is responsible for new business development with a focus on company-sponsored retirement plans. He has over 12 years of sales experience in the insurance and technology sectors with a deep focus on organizational strategy and customer service. Quincy is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication.

Regina Jaeger, CFP®, CTFA
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Regina Jaeger, CFP®, CTFA

Vice President, Northern Michigan Market Team Lead and Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • With over 30 years of broad financial services experience, Regina is responsible for leading our Traverse City team to ensure a culture of excellence to effectuate growth. She is also responsible for managing client relationships by executing comprehensive wealth planning solutions and trust administration services to individuals and families. Actively involved in giving back to her community, Regina volunteers her time and expertise to several nonprofits as a board member. She is a graduate of Davenport University and Cannon Trust School. Regina is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor and has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Kevin E. Jawahir, CTFA
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Kevin E. Jawahir, CTFA

Senior Vice President, Director of Personal Trust - Development

  • Kevin is a highly experienced financial services professional with over 25 years of expertise. He leads the personal trust team to provide remarkable client service to individual clients and nonprofit organizations, while also cultivating new business opportunities. A graduate of Kalamazoo College and the American Bankers Association Graduate Trust School, he is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor with a deep understanding of the industry and is committed to helping clients achieve their long-term goals.

Robenson Jean-Baptiste
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Robenson Jean-Baptiste

Participant Services Coordinator

  • Robenson provides education and communication services to participants of various retirement plans. He also conducts retirement plan enrollment meetings, meets with plan participants, develops education and informational materials, manages incoming participant inquiries, and processes participant requests. Robenson received his bachelor’s from Florida International University, majoring in Marketing; he brings over 10 years of customer service experience to Greenleaf Trust.

Sarah A. Johansson
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Sarah A. Johansson

Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing

  • Sarah is responsible for the coordination and production of all marketing and communications, as well as event planning for Greenleaf Trust. In addition to her 20 years of experience in the field of marketing and communications, Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in English from Albion College.

Jermaine J. Johnson
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Jermaine J. Johnson

Senior Applications Systems Analyst - Team Lead

  • Jermaine is responsible for researching and administering application support for Greenleaf Trust. The solutions he delivers maximize efficiency by leveraging workflows and sharing data across multiple platforms. Jermaine has a decade of banking and financial services experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University and a master’s in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

William D. Johnston
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William D. Johnston

Chairman

  • As Chairman, Bill focuses on culture, vision, mission and high-level strategies for Greenleaf Trust. In addition, he is Chairman of Greenleaf Companies (inclusive of Greenleaf Trust; Greenleaf Hospitality, Inc.; and Catalyst Development Company, L.L.C.); Bill serves as trustee of Western Michigan University as well as the Genevieve and Donald S. Gilmore Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of Southwest Michigan First Economic Development Corporation, Bronson Healthcare Group, HUMANeX, Special-Lite Corporation and the Western Michigan University Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University.

Kelly M. Jorgensen
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Kelly M. Jorgensen

Senior Family Office Coordinator

  • Kelly is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of The Family Office at Greenleaf Trust. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. A graduate of Davenport University, Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and has over 15 years of experience in the financial and client service industry.

Nicholas A. Juhle, CFA®
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Nicholas A. Juhle, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

  • Nick is responsible for development, execution and oversight of Greenleaf Trust’s investment management platform and leadership of our in-house research team.   As chair of the investment committee, Nick ensures disciplined application of Greenleaf’s investment philosophy on behalf of clients.  He is accountable for portfolio-level investment decisions including asset allocation, tactical positioning, portfolio construction, and investment policy design, as well as market and economic content development and communication.  Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He is a CFA® charterholder, member of the CFA® Institute, and he is a past president of the CFA society West Michigan.

Debby Kasemeyer
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Debby Kasemeyer

Family Office Director of Community Development and Social Impact

  • Debby Kasemeyer is responsible for community development and social impact. She has over 30 years of extensive direct experience working with nonprofits, foundations and institutions in the deployment of capital to create positive long term sustainable change in underserved communities. Using investment structures such as community development financial institutions, pay for success, new market tax credit, low income housing tax credits along with grants, she has built a national reputation for creative solutions and deep community partnerships. She brings philanthropic and impact investing consulting services to clients who are working to deepen their own connection and impact in their philanthropic work as well as those who may be interested in learning more about the tools and strategies for the first time. Debby received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University.

Matthew Kidney
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Matthew Kidney

Operations Business Process Analyst

  • Matt is responsible for analyzing, redesigning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating process changes in the Operations Division at Greenleaf Trust, working closely with teams across all divisions to understand the overall scope of respective processes. He has over 10 years of experience in financial service roles, successfully leading several process improvement projects resulting in significant cost savings and efficiency gains. A graduate of Davenport University, Matt holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance, data analytics and marketing.

Erin Kiessling
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Erin Kiessling

Senior Trust Operations Analyst

  • Erin is responsible for the settlement of equity, fixed income, and mutual fund trades as well as capital structure changes. She also processes outgoing asset movement. Erin graduated from Kellogg Community College and Siena Heights University where she earned associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting.

Alyssa Kole, CFP®
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Alyssa Kole, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

  • Alyssa specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies and the management of client investment portfolios. All such services are tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. She has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Michigan University. Alyssa has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Carlene R. Korchak, CTFA
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Carlene R. Korchak, CTFA

Vice President, Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Carlene provides service for high net worth individuals. She has over 30 years of experience in the trust business, and graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University and from the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School. Carlene is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Oliver E. Krings, CISSP, ABCP
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Oliver E. Krings, CISSP, ABCP

Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer

  • Oliver leads Greenleaf Trust’s Business Information Services Division with the focus on technology strategy, IT Security and Governance. Oliver has over 25 years of IT industry experience along with several technical industry certifications.

Seth E. Kritzman, CFA®
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Seth E. Kritzman, CFA®

Senior Fixed Income Analyst

  • Seth contributes to the development and implementation of fixed income strategies and is responsible for evaluating individual issuer credits. He is a member of the fixed income committee. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Seth served as an analyst at Comerica Bank, providing operational oversight of incoming securities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Western Michigan University. Seth is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA® institute.

Danielle Kubasiak
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Danielle Kubasiak

Trust Operations Analyst

  • Danielle is responsible for income posting and cash approvals, along with providing support to the Greenleaf Trust operations team. She has a combined 10 years of experience in customer and financial services.

Mallory LaMontagne
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Mallory LaMontagne

Trust Operations Specialist

  • Mallory is responsible for document preparation, account opening and maintenance and assisting the client centric team with the administration of their accounts. Mallory has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University and over 10 years’ experience in financial services, account management and customer service.

Beth Ann LaPointe, CFIRS™, CSOP
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Beth Ann LaPointe, CFIRS™, CSOP

Vice President, Senior Risk Management Specialist

  • Beth Ann is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the business continuity planning and vendor management programs within the governance, risk and compliance division. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. Beth Ann has earned her Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP) certification and the Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) designation.

Mike Laske
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Mike Laske

Wealth Management Advisor

  • Mike specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. He has 15 years of experience in investment management and financial services. Mike received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Bradley S. LaTour, J.D., CTFA
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Bradley S. LaTour, J.D., CTFA

Vice President, Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Brad provides service for high net worth individuals, including trust administration, tax and estate plan consulting and family governance. He has over 20 years of trust and wealth management experience. Brad is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Akron School of Law, and he is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Sanford C. Leestma II, CFP®
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Sanford C. Leestma II, CFP®

Senior Wealth Management Advisor

  • Sandy specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. All such services are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University. Sandy holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Albert Little
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Albert Little

Vice President and Business Development Officer

  • Responsible for new business development, Albert has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He serves on the board of trustees for Borgess Hospital, and on various committee boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way of Greater Battle Creek/Kalamazoo and Starr Commonwealth. Albert is a graduate of Western Michigan University and CBA Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.

Kimberly Lloyd, CTFA® CWS®
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Kimberly Lloyd, CTFA® CWS®

Trust Relationship Officer

  • Kimberly is responsible for day-to-day trust administration and fiduciary compliance while coordinating estate and tax planning strategies with other professional advisors for her clients. Kimberly has a bachelor’s of business administration from Davenport University with a minor in financial analysis. She is a graduate of Cannon Trust School and a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor as well as a Certified Wealth Strategist. Kimberly has over five years in the financial services industry, and several years serving as a client relationship manager.

Theresa Loucanides, MBA, EA
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Theresa Loucanides, MBA, EA

Tax Officer

  • Theresa Rose assists with leading the tax team and oversees tax processing, reviewing tax returns and assisting the client centric team with their clients questions. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in business administration from Georgian Court University. She has also earned the Enrolled Agent credential from the Internal Revenue Service.

Lisa C. Luebke, CDR
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Lisa C. Luebke, CDR

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Lisa is responsible for meeting the evolving needs of Greenleaf Trust and finding the best talent for each position. She develops partnerships with leaders and manages the recruiting process, including finding creative and innovative ways to attract and search for top talent. Lisa is a graduate of Western Michigan University and earned her bachelor of science in elementary education/early childhood. Lisa also completed the Professional Certificate in Human Resources and Talent Management through Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and is a Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter through AIRS.

Catherine L. Magill
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Catherine L. Magill

Senior Team Service Coordinator - Training Coordinator

  • Cathie is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the teams workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Cathie earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.

Katie Mallette, QPA®, QKA®, ERPA
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Katie Mallette, QPA®, QKA®, ERPA

Senior Recordkeeping Analyst - Team Lead

  • Katie’s primary responsibilities include day-to-day recordkeeping of participant retirement accounts and annual compliance work on retirement plans, as well as ensuring that participant account balances are accurately maintained and that plans retain their qualified status. Katie has over 19 years of experience in 401(k) administration. A graduate of Western Michigan University with an accounting degree, she has earned the Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA®), Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®), and Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) designations.

Lorey L. Matties
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Lorey L. Matties

Senior Participant Services Specialist

  • Lorey provides education and communication services to our many retirement plan clients. She conducts group enrollment and education meetings, meets individually with plan participants to focus on personal retirement goals, develops our education and informational materials, maintains the investment performance and is passionate about the participant web experience. Lorey has been with Greenleaf Trust since 1998 and has over 32 years of experience in the retirement plan field. She is a Central Michigan University graduate.

Gabbi May, CHRS
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Gabbi May, CHRS

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

  • Gabbi plays a pivotal role in our Human Resources division, acting as a trusted partner to the Chief Human Resources Officer and the team of talent acquisition specialists. She supports the full cycle recruiting process and ensures successful onboarding for all new team members. With a keen focus on strategic projects and initiatives, Gabbi consistently streamlines recruitment processes, ensuring the seamless integration of top-tier talent. She brings a wealth of expertise to the team, driving our institution’s success forward with each strategic hire. Gabbi attained dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration and Spanish from Western Michigan University and holds a Certified Human Resources Specialist certification from Michigan State University.

Quinn C. McCormick, CAPM®
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Quinn C. McCormick, CAPM®

Compliance Specialist II

  • Quinn is responsible for assisting with Greenleaf Trust’s compliance and risk management processes through policy and procedure development, regulatory research and implementation, and process improvement initiatives. She has been in financial services with Greenleaf Trust for over eight years, and her organizational experience along with her problem solving skill set are essential in supporting our culture of compliance. Quinn is a graduate of Kalamazoo College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and is also a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® through the Project Management Institute.

Cullen McCormick
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Cullen McCormick

Trust Operations Analyst

  • Cullen is responsible for facilitating and processing incoming assets for new account funding. He has five years of experience in finance and trust operations. Cullen received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

Davis McFarlane, CFP®, CPA
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Davis McFarlane, CFP®, CPA

Family Office Advisor

  • As part of the Family Office at Greenleaf Trust, Davis is responsible for providing high net worth families with comprehensive strategy and coordination for their multi-generational wealth.  He helps families understand the complexities of their wealth and guides them toward making well-informed decisions specific to their unique situations. He has earned a Master of Accounting degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University.  Davis holds designations as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has over 15 years of experience in the finance and accounting industry.

Steve McKiddy
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Steve McKiddy

Chief Financial Officer

  • Steve provides financial guidance and broad counsel to the Executive Leadership Team at Greenleaf Trust. He leads the finance and accounting organization and directs the company’s fiscal functions in accordance with regulatory and governing requirements. Steve also collaborates with the Board of Directors, CEO, and other members of the Executive Council on capital allocation, long range planning, risk management and real estate. He has over 20 years of leadership experience, primarily with complex multi-national firms, and has served extensively as a financial executive in both customer and operationally oriented roles. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in business and accounting from Miami University and earned his executive Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green Schmidthorst College of Business, graduating with dual honors.

Karen A. McNish, J.D., CTFA
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Karen A. McNish, J.D., CTFA

Vice President, Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Karen is responsible for providing a trust perspective to all wealth management discussions, and coordinating planning strategies with other professional advisors, such as tax advisors or estate planning attorneys. She has over 25 years of experience in providing financial solutions to high net-worth individuals and families. Karen holds a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Saginaw County Bar Association, and is past president and current member of Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council. Karen is also a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Christina J. Mena
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Christina J. Mena

Team Service Coordinator II

  • Christina is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Christina earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration management from Baker College.

Julie A. Mentzer, CPR
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Julie A. Mentzer, CPR

Senior Client Service Representative

  • Julie’s responsibilities include providing administrative assistance to the Personal Trust Division and participation in marketing events, as well as managing the reception area of Greenleaf Trust. Julie has over 20 years of experience in marketing and client service and she is a Western Michigan University graduate. She has earned the Certified Professional Receptionist designation.

Chris A. Middleton, CTFA
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Chris A. Middleton, CTFA

Executive Vice President, Director of Retirement Plan Division

  • With more than twenty years of experience, Chris leads the Retirement Plan Services Division of Greenleaf Trust and provides client service for individuals, retirement plans, and corporations. His community involvement includes serving on numerous boards and committees within the community. Chris graduated from Western Michigan University with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School. He is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Michal Mikrut, CFP®
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Michal Mikrut, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

  • Michal is responsible for the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University. He has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Rachel A. Mortensen, CTFA
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Rachel A. Mortensen, CTFA

Senior Estate Settlement Associate - Team Lead

  • Rachel is responsible for day to day servicing of estate and trust account needs, and driving efforts related to asset collection and valuation.  Rachel has worked in account administration for almost 10 years with a focus on estate settlement for the last 5 years. Rachel earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She is also a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Ebenezer Musookho
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Ebenezer Musookho

Trading Specialist

  • Ebenezer is responsible for all aspects of the trading process with primary focus on equity securities. He supports research analysts and client centric team members with intra-day market insights and drives continuous improvement initiatives targeting risk reduction and best execution. Ebenezer graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Michael F. Odar, CFA®
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Michael F. Odar, CFA®

President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Since joining Greenleaf Trust in 1999, Mike has served as Senior Research Analyst, Director of Research, Director of Wealth Management, and Senior Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He earned his degree in finance from Michigan State University, is a CFA® charterholder, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In addition to serving on the board of directors at Greenleaf Trust, Mike serves on the board of directors for Southwest Michigan First and Bronson Healthcare Group. He is also the Chair of the Bronson Healthcare Group Finance Committee.

Molly Ostrander
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Molly Ostrander

Wealth Management Associate

  • Molly is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Western Michigan University. She is currently pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Jeff T. Pauza, CFA®, CFP®
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Jeff T. Pauza, CFA®, CFP®

Vice President, Assistant Director of Wealth Management

  • Jeff helps lead the wealth management team and specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, execution of goal-based planning strategies, and management of client investment portfolios. All services are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Jeff was a portfolio manager as well as a senior investment analyst. Jeff earned dual bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting from Grand Valley State University. He is also a CFA® charterholder and has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Luke Paxson
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Luke Paxson

IT Service Specialist

  • Luke is responsible for providing technical support to the Greenleaf Trust team. He has experience supporting a wide variety of systems and devices. Luke earned his Bachelors of Science in network administration and security from Davenport University, as well as other industry certifications covering general PC support and Microsoft cloud computing platforms.

Sarah Pease
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Sarah Pease

Financial Accounting Analyst

  • Sarah is responsible for day-to-day accounting and related analysis.  She also helps ensure compliance with regulatory and governing reporting requirements, manages accounts payable, and supports vendor-related processes.  Sarah has 13 years of experience in finance and, during that time, worked in accounts payable, corporate shared services and served as a financial analyst.  She earned her associate’s degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Victor Perez
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Victor Perez

Retirement Processing Operations Specialist

  • Victor is responsible for assisting with the daily processing of transactions for retirement plans serviced by Greenleaf Trust including ACH/Debit payroll contributions, rollovers, loan payoffs and distributions. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in accountancy from Western Michigan University

Johna Perkins
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Johna Perkins

Trust Operations Analyst

  • Johna is responsible for cash processing as well as providing support to the rest of the Greenleaf Trust operations team. Johna graduated from Davenport University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Marisol Quiroz, CPA
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Marisol Quiroz, CPA

Financial Accounting Analyst

  • Marisol is responsible for corporate accounting activities, analysis of financial results, and budget processes. She also supports various financial reporting needs, oversees expense management systems, and champions continuous improvement efforts. Marisol earned her bachelor’s degree in both accountancy and finance, as well as her Master of Science in accountancy from Western Michigan University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Dan Rausch
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Dan Rausch

Family Office Portfolio Manager

  • As part of the Family Office at Greenleaf Trust, Dan is responsible for the coordination and oversight of investment advisory services, portfolio construction, and monitoring as well as comprehensive multi-generational wealth planning.  Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Dan worked for a global trust company as an Associate Portfolio Manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Cedarville University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tyler Rayman
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Tyler Rayman

Wealth Management Associate

  • Tyler is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Eastern Michigan University and is currently pursuing his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Jennifer M. Reisterer-Brand
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Jennifer M. Reisterer-Brand

Senior Retirement Processing Operations Analyst-Team Lead

  • Jenn’s primary responsibility is to lead the processing function for all transactions regarding retirement plans serviced by Greenleaf Trust. Responsibilities include, processing of defined contribution payroll and census files, rollovers, loans, distributions and fees. Along with providing consultation with plan sponsors and designated staff on the upload process within the Greenleaf Trust secured website. Jenn has 20 years experience in the retirement plan industry and is a graduate of Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University with a degree in marketing and business.

Brianna Rhinesmith
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Brianna Rhinesmith

Trust Operations Specialist

  • Brianna is responsible for the review of assets belonging to potential clients, preparation for incoming accounts, and transfers of assets between prior custodians and Greenleaf Trust. She has been working in finance overall for four years, with a background specializing in bank operations.

Thanya Rhoades
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Thanya Rhoades

Senior Recordkeeping Analyst

  • Thanya’s primary responsibilities include the day-to-day recordkeeping of participant retirement accounts and annual compliance work as well as focusing on process improvements and project management. She has more than 25 years of experience in the retirement and welfare benefits industry. Thanya is a graduate of Oakland University with a degree in finance.

Samuel J. Riethman
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Samuel J. Riethman

Trader and Fixed Income Associate

  • As a trader, Sam is responsible for all aspects of the trading process with primary focus on fixed income securities and oversight of equities, options, and mutual funds. He supports research analysts and client centric team members with intra-day market insights and drives continuous improvement initiatives targeting risk reduction and best execution. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Sam served as an operations analyst at First National Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Denison University.

Andrew L. Riker, CFP®, CTFA
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Andrew L. Riker, CFP®, CTFA

Senior Vice President, Senior Wealth Management Advisor

  • Andrew specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. All such services are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. He has been a member of the Greenleaf Trust team since 2002. Andrew graduated cum laude from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received his master’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. He has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Dan J. Rinzema, CFA®, CFP®, CTFA
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Dan J. Rinzema, CFA®, CFP®, CTFA

Chief Client Officer

  • Dan is responsible for directing Greenleaf Trust’s overall client experience strategy, as well as leading the client centric team. He builds the voice of our clients into all facets of the firm and embeds client service standards into our culture. Under Dan’s leadership, the client centric team executes its daily mission to provide remarkable client service through the delivery of fiduciary excellence, holistic wealth management, advanced financial planning and proactive client care. Dan has close to 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, is a graduate of Calvin College, received an M.B.A. with distinction from the University of Iowa and completed Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive program.  He is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation as well as the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Kristen L. Rollins, CCNA, GSEC
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Kristen L. Rollins, CCNA, GSEC

Network Engineer

  • Kristen is responsible for installing, upgrading and monitoring systems and network infrastructure. She ensures the availability and security of systems and helps teammates with technical issues. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Western Michigan University.

Kerri Rosenbaum
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Kerri Rosenbaum

Team Service Coordinator

  • Kerri is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Kerri has unique experience in education, account management and customer service. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in public health from Michigan State University.

Joel Saukas
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Joel Saukas

Salesforce Administrator

  • Joel is responsible for providing support for the Salesforce CRM by evaluating and testing Salesforce maintenance releases, documenting Salesforce-related application enhancements, and working with the internal Salesforce Admin Team to understand and resolve user issues. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in education. Joel has three years of Salesforce experience, and is actively pursuing his official Salesforce Administrator Certification.

Kathryn Gadbois Schafer, J.D., CTFA
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Kathryn Gadbois Schafer, J.D., CTFA

Trust Relationship Officer

  • Kate is responsible for day-to-day trust administration and fiduciary compliance while coordinating the estate and tax planning strategies with other professional advisors for her clients. She earned her bachelor of applied science degree from Davenport University and graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Kate is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Brian L. Schafer, CFP®
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Brian L. Schafer, CFP®

Senior Wealth Management Associate

  • Brian is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning, and the management of investment portfolios. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. Brian has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Dawn Schavey
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Dawn Schavey

Team Service Coordinator

  • Dawn is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Dawn has a 20-year background in higher education and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Grand Valley State University.

Christina E. Sharp, QKA®
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Christina E. Sharp, QKA®

Senior Relationship Manager

  • Chris serves as a retirement plan client services specialist for 401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans. She has over 30 years of business administration experience, including servicing employee and retirement benefit plans, budget and financial analysis, and sales and contract management support. Chris is a graduate of University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in business administration. Chris has earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator® certification through the American Society of Pension Professionals.

Melinda P. Shull, CTFA
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Melinda P. Shull, CTFA

Assistant Vice President, Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Melinda is responsible for providing trust services to individuals and nonprofit organizations. She has over 25 years of experience in providing trust and banking solutions to clients and nonprofits in the financial services and bank trust investment industries. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, she held positions in trust operations, retirement planning, investment management services and relationship management. Melinda is a graduate of Michigan State University.

Beth Simon
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Beth Simon

Marketing Specialist

  • Beth is responsible for supporting the marketing team with a focus on planning and executing marketing events, community involvement, and other charitable functions. Beth has a degree from the University of Notre Dame in finance and business economics.

Nicole Simon
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Nicole Simon

Relationship Service Associate

  • Nicole is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of accounts, and driving the efforts of the relationship management team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Western Michigan University.

     

     

Mercedes M. Sims, CAPM®
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Mercedes M. Sims, CAPM®

Project Manager

  • Mercedes is responsible for the oversight of projects and identifying areas for process improvement. She works with all divisions to help lead successful and timely implementations. Mercedes has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Western Michigan University. She is also a Certified Associate in Project Management through the Project Management Institute.

Sharon K. Sleeper
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Sharon K. Sleeper

Senior Team Service Coordinator

  • Sharon is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Sharon has over 25 years of experience in the financial and client service industry.

Amari Smith
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Amari Smith

Wealth Management Associate

  • Amari is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance and Master’s of Business Administration at Western Michigan University. She is currently pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM certification.

Hayley Smith-Bailey, CTOP®
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Hayley Smith-Bailey, CTOP®

Senior Trust Operations Analyst - Team Lead

  • Hayley provides leadership to the client accounts team and helps support the rest of the Greenleaf Trust Operations Division. Hayley graduated from Western Michigan University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in electronic business marketing. She has also earned the Certified Trust Operations Professional designation.

Brian J. Smolinski
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Brian J. Smolinski

Senior Business Information Analyst

  • Brian is responsible for improving efficiency and effectiveness throughout Greenleaf Trust by aligning and leveraging data, processes and applications, and working as a liaison between the Data Management Team and end users. He has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, including trust operations, trust investments, and wealth management. Brian is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in finance.

Jasmine Solis
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Jasmine Solis

Graduate Associate

  • Jasmine is responsible for managing accounts payable and provides support for vendor-related processes. She also supports the day-to-day corporate accounting activities and related analysis. Jasmine received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance with a minor in accounting from Western Michigan University.

Alexandria Solis-Mullen, J.D., CTFA
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Alexandria Solis-Mullen, J.D., CTFA

Senior Estate Settlement Officer

  • Alexandria is primarily responsible for estate settlement for the personal trust team. She has specialized in estate settlement for seven years. She earned her J.D. from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in English professional writing and political science from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

    Alexandria is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law and Disability Rights sections of the State Bar of Michigan, holds a certification in probate and estate planning through the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Jenny Sowell
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Jenny Sowell

Trust Relationship Associate

  • Jenny is responsible for day-to-day servicing of account needs, trust administration and fiduciary compliance while coordinating estate and tax planning strategies with other professional advisors for the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. She has nearly 15 years of experience in the law practice industry as a legal assistant specializing in estate planning, trust administration and estate settlement. Jenny has earned an associate degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Jackie M. Sperling, PHR, SHRM-CP, CTAS
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Jackie M. Sperling, PHR, SHRM-CP, CTAS

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Jackie is responsible for meeting the evolving needs of Greenleaf Trust and finding the best talent for each position. She develops partnerships with leaders and manages the recruiting process, including finding creative and innovative ways to attract and search for top talent. Jackie is a graduate of Western Michigan University and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resources management. She is also a Certified Talent Acquisition Specialist through the Academy to Innovate HR.

Maggie Steffy, J.D.
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Maggie Steffy, J.D.

Business Development Officer

  • Responsible for new business development, Maggie came to Greenleaf Trust with 15 years of experience as a practicing attorney. She graduated magna cum laude from Kalamazoo College, earning her bachelor’s degrees in economics and Spanish. Maggie also graduated cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, earning her juris doctor.

Suzanne Stepan, CFA®, CFP®
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Suzanne Stepan, CFA®, CFP®

Vice President, Senior Wealth Management Advisor

  • Suzanne specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. She strives to provide remarkable client service through the delivery of fiduciary excellence, holistic wealth management, advanced financial planning, and proactive client care in a team-based environment. As a prior hedge fund manager, Suzanne possesses a broad knowledge in a variety of securities, trading strategies, and financial markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. with distinction from Lawrence Technological University. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Suzanne is a CFA® charterholder and has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Andrea P. Stidmon, CTOP®
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Andrea P. Stidmon, CTOP®

Assistant Director of Operations

  • Andrea provides leadership to the Operations Division and is responsible for the oversight of trust operations performed to accurately reflect all client account activity. Andrea has a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, an M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University and has earned the Certified Trust Operations Professional designation.

Michael A. Storms, CFA®
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Michael A. Storms, CFA®

Senior Research Analyst

  • Michael is responsible for individual equity analysis, with a focus on the technology, communications, and industrials sectors. He is a voting member of the individual equity committee responsible for managing our intrinsic value strategy, a concentrated domestic equity strategy. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Michael was a manager at Stout Risius Ross, and a senior associate at Willamette Management Associates. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University. He is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA® institute.

Brittany Szymczak, CFP®, CPA
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Brittany Szymczak, CFP®, CPA

Tax Officer

  • Brittany helps lead the tax team and is responsible for the development, execution and oversight of tax advisory services. All services are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and delivered in a team-based environment. She is a graduate of the Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business and received her master’s degree in taxation at Grand Valley State University. Brittany is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has more than 12 years of experience in the finance and accounting industry.

Emily Talcott
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Emily Talcott

Team Service Coordinator

  • Emily is responsible for providing administrative support, day-to-day servicing of accounts, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Emily is an alumna of Western Michigan University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts management, event management and nonprofit leadership.

Natasha L. Tamminga
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Natasha L. Tamminga

Participant Services Administrator

  • Natasha provides education and communication services to participants of various retirement plans. She also conducts retirement plan enrollment meetings, meets with plan participants, develops educational and informational materials and supports the participant help center. Natasha attended Kendall College of Art and Design and has over 20 years of customer service experience.

Robert G. Taylor
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Robert G. Taylor

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer

  • Rob compiles data from various sources, cleanses and loads the data warehouse, and produces actionable information. Rob has almost 30 years of experience and is a graduate of Spring Arbor University, having earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Todd A. Tetzlaff
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Todd A. Tetzlaff

Systems Architect - Team Lead

  • Todd’s responsibilities are to oversee the BIS infrastructure team as well as the systems infrastructure. He has over 21 years of experience working in the IT industry, earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Grand Valley State University and has accumulated several technical industry certifications.

Kristen M. Tidd, CTFA
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Kristen M. Tidd, CTFA

Vice President, Senior Trust Relationship Officer-Team Lead

  • Kristen is an experienced financial service professional and specializes in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans on behalf of her clients. Her day-to-day approach to serving her clients ensures each individual needs are met in a team-based environment to effectively leverage the collective wisdom of Greenleaf Trust. She leads the personal trust team and is responsible for providing training and oversight of our team of trust relationship officers to maintain fiduciary excellence and outstanding service. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Kristen graduated summa cum laude from Spring Arbor University with a bachelor’s degree in business. She is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor.

Maria Tomlinson
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Maria Tomlinson

Trust Operations Specialist

  • Maria is responsible for account opening, processing and assisting the client centric team with the administration of their accounts. She has five years of experience in finance and accounts payable. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in journalism from Walsh University.

Jaron Tuttle, QKA®
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Jaron Tuttle, QKA®

Senior Recordkeeping Specialist

  • Jaron specializes in the daily recordkeeping and administration of our defined contribution retirement plans ensuring compliance with ERISA and maintaining the DOL qualified status. He has over 12 years of experience in the retirement and welfare benefit plan industry. A graduate of Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Jaron has earned his Qualified 401(k) Administrator® (QKA) credential from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA).

Garrett Urman, CFP®
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Garrett Urman, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

  • Garrett is responsible for the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning strategies, and the management of client investment portfolios. He has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Lake Superior State University. Garrett has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Kimberly E. Van Duine, CTOP™ and ABCP
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Kimberly E. Van Duine, CTOP™ and ABCP

Vice President, Director of Business Information Services

  • Kim leads Greenleaf Trust’s business information services team with a strategic focus on aligning technology initiatives, information systems, and resources with our business goals. Kim has over twenty years of project leadership experience with a technical and financial industry focus for over ten years.

Lauree K. VanderVeen, CTFA
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Lauree K. VanderVeen, CTFA

Vice President, Northern Michigan Market Team Lead and Senior Trust Relationship Officer

  • Lauree is responsible for leading the Bay Harbor/Petoskey team in achieving a culture of excellence.  As Team Leader, Lauree works closely with clients and their other professional advisors to provide comprehensive wealth planning solutions and fiduciary excellence.

    Lauree has over 35 years of trust and financial services experience and is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the ABA National Trust School. As an active community member, she volunteers her time and expertise to many area non-profits. Lauree has also earned the designation of Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA).

Megan VanOosten
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Megan VanOosten

Trust Operations Analyst

  • Megan is responsible for document preparation, account opening and maintenance, and assisting the client centric team with the administration of their accounts. Megan has a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University.

Evan Visuri
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Evan Visuri

Wealth Management Associate

  • Evan is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Western Michigan University and is currently pursuing his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Kathleen J. Waldron, QKA®
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Kathleen J. Waldron, QKA®

Vice President, Assistant Director of Retirement Plan Division

  • Kathleen serves as a relationship manager for 401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans. She has more than 30 years of experience, provides leadership to the Retirement Plan Division and manages the plan recordkeeping and administration team. Kathleen is a Qualified 401(k) Administrator and a graduate of Western Michigan University.

Maggie Walker
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Maggie Walker

Team Service Coordinator

  • Maggie is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Maggie is an alumna of Western Governors University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

Eddie Warr
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Eddie Warr

Senior Wealth Management Associate

  • Eddie is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. He earned his Bachelor of  Business Administration in finance from Western Michigan University and has attained the CFA Institute Investment Foundations certificate. He is currently pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Diara Warr
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Diara Warr

Wealth Management Associate

  • Diara is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning, and the management of investment portfolios. Diara earned her bachelor’s degree in personal financial planning from Western Michigan University. She is currently pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM certification.

John F. Welch, CTFA, CFP®
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John F. Welch, CTFA, CFP®

Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Northern Michigan

  • John’s primary responsibility is overseeing the expansion of Greenleaf Trust into the Northern Michigan market. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the trust and financial services industry, and is a graduate of the ABA National Trust School and earned an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University. John is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Eric Wenzel
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Eric Wenzel

Wealth Management Associate

  • Eric is responsible for supporting the wealth management team in the development of comprehensive wealth management plans, the execution of goal-based planning and the management of investment portfolios. Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Western Michigan University. He is pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Jennifer J. West, CDFA®
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Jennifer J. West, CDFA®

Managing Director - Midland

  • Jennifer’s primary responsibility is leading the expansion of Greenleaf Trust throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and overseeing the Midland office. She has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management from Central Michigan University. Jennifer is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

Julie A. Weston
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Julie A. Weston

Special Asset Risk Management Associate

  • Julie is responsible for coordinating the fulfillment of fiduciary responsibilities and managing risks related to non-traditional assets within the governance, risk, and compliance division. She has over ten years of experience in client service with Greenleaf Trust, and during that time she has developed a strong knowledge of governance practices related to unique assets. The combination of Julie’s experience in the industry and expertise in special assets is critical to Greenleaf’s risk management practices. Julie earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from Walden University.

Beverly J. Whaley
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Beverly J. Whaley

Senior Trust Relationship Associate

  • Beverly is responsible for day-to-day servicing of account needs, trust administration, and fiduciary compliance while coordinating estate and tax planning strategies with other professional advisors for her clients. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Beverly earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a finance focus from Davenport University, and has over 15 years in the client services field.

Steve Wilbur, CFP®
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Steve Wilbur, CFP®

Family Office Portfolio Manager

  • As part of the Family Office at Greenleaf Trust, Steve is responsible for the coordination and oversight of investment advisory services, portfolio construction, and monitoring as well as comprehensive multi-generational wealth planning.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis in finance and operations from Hope College and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Olivia Williams
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Olivia Williams

Team Service Coordinator

  • Olivia is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of account needs and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Olivia is an alumna of Michigan State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice.

Alexa Willner
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Alexa Willner

Team Service Coordinator II

  • Alexa is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, day-to-day servicing of accounts, and driving the efforts of the client centric team. She ensures clear, concise communication by coordinating the team’s workflow and acts as an ongoing resource for clients. Alexa is an alumna of Ball State University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, concentrating in event coordination and project management, with a minor in leadership studies.

Perry Wolfe
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Perry Wolfe

Senior Vice President, Executive Director of Development

  • Perry is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and execution of the overall strategy and growth efforts of our regional markets outside of Kalamazoo. His duties also include developing new business and building community relations. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Perry has over 27 years of commercial and private banking experience.

Nicholas Yealin
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Nicholas Yealin

Junior Manager Selection Associate

  • Nick is a member of the manager selection team and is responsible for supporting the evaluation, selection and ongoing oversight of all external investment managers utilized within client investment portfolios. Prior to joining Greenleaf Trust, Nick was a consultant at CBIZ primarily working in M&A advisory and business valuation. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University where he participated in the Student Managed Investment Fund.

Donna Zandee
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Donna Zandee

Vice President, Senior Family Office Advisor

  • As part of the Family Office at Greenleaf Trust, Donna is responsible for coordination and oversight of fiduciary services provided to our clients.  With over 35 years of experience in trust, private family foundation and estate administration, she helps guide individuals and families in managing their wealth through planning and education.  Donna is a graduate of Aquinas College and the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School.

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