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Charlie Crone
Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer
Charlie has over 33 years of experience in the areas of commercial banking, credit administration, wealth management, and private banking. Prior to joining Bank of Ann Arbor, Charlie served as Senior Vice President and Ann Arbor Region President for Comerica Bank, from which he retired in May 2008.

Mr. Crone has been and continues to be an active community volunteer. Past and present organizations that he donates time to include the Ann Arbor Chamber, Glacier Hills Retirement Community, Great Sauk Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Ele's Place, the Ann Arbor Art Center, the United Way of Washtenaw County, the Michigan Theatre, Cleary University, and the Ann Arbor Rotary. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting, both from the University of Michigan.

Patrick Tamblyn
Ypsilanti District President
Patrick has over 25 years of banking experience, with the last 21 years in Washtenaw County. He joined BOAA in January 2006 as President of the Ypsilanti District. Pat previously served in commercial lending roles at KeyBank and Comerica. He is active in the community, and currently serves on the board of the Ann Arbor YMCA and is an elder at First Presbyterian Church Ann Arbor. Pat holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance from Western Michigan University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation from Northwestern Michigan College.

Michael Michon
Plymouth District President
Mike has over 29 years of commercial banking experience in southeast Michigan. He joined BOAA in September of 2010 as President of the Plymouth District. Mike previously managed the Business Banking department at Citizens Bank, and served in various commercial banking roles at Comerica Bank. He served on the Board of the Michigan Philharmonic and is a member of the Plymouth Rotary. Mike holds an MBA from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Satish Jasti
Vice President & Senior Loan Officer
Satish brings 28 years of experience in business lending, credit analysis and management to his role at Bank of Ann Arbor. He began his career in banking as a financial analyst with the Detroit office of the Federal Reserve. He subsequently moved to NBD where he worked in various positions of increasing responsibility over a 14-year period in its Detroit and Ann Arbor offices including time as a middle market lender and a division manager for one of NBD's successor banks, Bank One, with responsibility for the Ann Arbor and Toledo markets. Most recently, Mr. Jasti was the Founder and CEO of Lotus Bank in Novi.

Satish serves the community through involvement with the Novi Chamber of Commerce, American Red Cross and the Detroit Economic Club. He holds a MBA from University of Chicago and a BS from Wayne State University.

Walt Byers
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Walt has 35 years of commercial lending and banking experience in Washtenaw County. Walt began his career in banking with Manufacturer's Bank (now Comerica) and subsequently held the positions of President, CEO and Board Chair at Bank of Washtenaw (now Fidelity Bank). Walt most recently served as Regional President in Ann Arbor for Mercantile Bank of Michigan.

Walt's current community involvement includes Saline Rotary (past president), Saline Area Chamber of Commerce (board member), board member and treasurer of Evangelical Homes of Michigan, Saline Economic Development Corporation and City of Saline Planning Commission.

Michelle Burger
Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer
Michelle has 15 years of commercial lending experience and enjoys working with small and family owned businesses to reach their financial goals.

Michelle is involved with the Canton Chamber of Commerce, Livonia Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Canton, various Plymouth High School booster clubs and is an active Girl Scout member. She earned a BBA from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from Wayne State University.

Michael Cole
President, Technology Industry Group
Michael has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was a founding member of Royal Bank of Canada's Technology Industry Group where he managed a $1 billion portfolio of relationships and delivered a complex set of financial instruments to the world's leading technology companies. Prior to joining Bank of Ann Arbor, he spent three years providing strategic, financial and market development consulting services to technology driven organizations and served as CEO for two start-up firms.

Michael returned to his hometown of Ann Arbor in 2001 after nearly two decades in California and Texas. He is actively involved in the region's growing technology, life science and venture finance community including Founder and President of the Ann Arbor Angels and as a conference and classroom speaker. Michael’s other community activities include, Hands-On Museum Board, Chair of the Hands-On Museum TechTwilight Event, Ozone House Board member, past Board member of the Ann Arbor IT Zone, and Ann Arbor Rec & Ed basketball coach.

Michael is a summa cum laude MBA graduate of the University of Southern California where he achieved a number one class ranking. He received his B.A. in Finance with honors from Michigan State University.

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Mark Baily
Vice President, Commercial Banking
Mark has 20 years of commercial lending experience with the past 15 years in Washtenaw County. Mark has held commercial lending positions at Citizens Bank and KeyBank.

Mark is involved with the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Partners for Excellence Advisory Board, the Rotary Club of Chelsea, Habitat for Humanity, and is active with the Ann Arbor First United Methodist Church. He earned a B.A. degree from Albion College.

Jon Bowdler
Vice President & Commercial Real Estate Loan Manager
Jon, a long-time resident of Ann Arbor, is a familiar face to many in the Michigan commercial real estate industry. With over 20 years of experience, Jon has built a loyal following of clients who appreciate his excellent service.

Mr. Bowdler gives back to the community as a member of the Board of Washtenaw Affordable Housing Corporation. Mr. Bowdler holds an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jim Plummer
Vice President, Commercial Banking
Jim has many years of experience in commercial lending and working with the Ann Arbor business community. Most recently he was with an area bank with a focus on commercial real estate. He holds an undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Mark Holtz
Vice President, Technology Industry Group
Mark is responsible for developing relationships throughout the technology business community and servicing their banking needs. His previous experience was at LaSalle Bank where most recently he was a Commercial Loan Officer. Mark holds a B.A. from Northwood University, graduating magna cum laude.

Sara Simon
Business Banking Officer
Sara has over ten years of experience in the areas of small business lending and credit analysis. Most recently, she worked as a Commercial Loan Officer and Senior Credit Analyst for a community bank in Washtenaw County. Sara serves as Board President of Washtenaw Camp Placement Association and is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. She holds her B.S. from Ohio University.

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