Erik Bakker

Executive Vice President, Trust & Investment Management Group Manager, Birmingham Chief Lending Officer

Erik Bakker Photo Erik is Executive Vice President, Trust & Investment Management Group Manager and Birmingham Chief Lending Officer of Bank of Ann Arbor, a locally owned and operated full-service community bank with eight locations serving Michiganders throughout southeast Michigan. Erik joined Bank of Ann Arbor in June 2016 as the Executive Vice President and Manager of the Trust and Investment Management Group. He assumed the role of Birmingham Chief Lending Officer in September 2017. Since his arrival, Trust Assets have doubled from $1 billion to greater than $2 billion and annual Trust revenue has grown by over 50% to $7.4 million. The Birmingham loan portfolio has grown over 30% in the three plus years under his management and is approaching $300 million.

Prior to joining BOAA, Erik spent 28 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor banks, most recently as Senior Vice President of the Midwest Business Banking practice where he managed a group of 450 bankers and a staff responsible for a $20 billion deposit portfolio and a $5 billion loan portfolio. Prior responsibilities included management of JPMC's commercial banking practice in the Eastern Michigan/Northern Ohio market, Managing Director of the Automotive and Transportation Group and various assignments in the corporate and capital markets banking businesses.

Erik's involvement in the community has included board participation at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor. He currently is on the Board of the United Way of Washtenaw County and the Michigan Bankers Association Trust Executive Committee.

Erik and his wife, Becky, have three grown children. He is an avid cyclist who enjoys all outdoor activities, including traveling, hiking, and gardening. Erik holds degrees from Kansas University; a B.A. in Journalism and Editorial and M.B.A in Finance.

American Banker named us 31st best bank to work for out of 6,000 U.S. banks in 2017.

American Banker named us 31st best bank to work for out of 6,000 U.S. banks in 2017