Learn about the MBA Trust Committees

These committees develop legislative positions, review proposed legislation and suggest amendatory language to current legislation helpful to the Michigan trust industry. They act as a liaison to the Probate section of the State Bar and the Probate Judges Association and maintain a relationship with the Michigan Department of Treasury. These committees also provide education designed to enhance the public image of the trust industry.

Staff Liaison:Debbie Mitin



Committee Rosters

Bank Councel Committee Roster  Trust Councel Committee Roster  Trust Executive Committee Roster
Jason Johnson
Northpointe Bank
 David Sprague

Old National Bank
 Amy Wehner

Thumb Bank & Trust
William Garchow
Vice Chair
Huntington Bank
 Todd Simpson
Vice Chair

The Connable Office
 Deric Righter
Vice Chair

First Merchants Bank
 John Blumenfeld, Jr.
Wells Fargo Law Department
Jenee Agler
Bank of Ann Arbor

Aaron Miller      
Sturgis Bank & Trust Company

 Kevin Corbin
University Bank
Amanda Filizetti Knaffla
Range Bank
Amanda Filizetti Knaffla
Range Bank
Todd Etzler
Horizon Bank 
Michael Holmes, JD
Greenleaf Trust

Anthony Belloli 
Plante Moran Trust

Brian Hunt
First Merchants Corporation 
Whitney Kemering
Comerica Bank

Anthony Taylor  
Tri-Star Trust Bank

Julie Jurek
Bank of Ann Arbor 
Michael Newman
West Shore Bank

Aron McDonald
Superior National Bank

Lawrence Sommers
Comerica Bank 
Chadwick Perrine
Huntington National Bank

Bradley Weller  
The Connable Office, Inc.

Brian Titus
First National Bank of America 
G. Grace Petz
PNC Bank

Caroline Chipman
KeyBank NA

 Kelly Walters
First State Bank
Lee Reimann
Tri-Star Trust Bank

Christopher Phillips, J.D.
County National Bank

 Thomas Washburne
Old National Bank
Adam Schlusler, J.D., CTFA
ChoiceOne Bank

David Sprague   
Old National Bank

Melissa Bridges
Bodman PLC 
Jordan Summers ESQ
Credit Union Trust

Dylan Foster      
Century Bank and Trust

 Charlie Goode
Warner Norcross +Judd
Andrew Weisenburger
First Merchants Bank

Jeffrey R. Steeby
Highpoint Community Bank

   Daniel Borst
Warner Norcross +Judd

Jeffrey Reitmyer
PNC Bank N.A.

  Jay Long

Bodman PLC  

Jordan Summers, ESQ    
Credit Union Trust


Kathleen Snyder, JD, LLM
Horizon Trust & Investment Management


Mark Periard,JD
Legacy Trust


Matt Moses
Southern Michigan Bank & Trust


Michael Morgan
First National Bank & Trust 


Mitzi Talon
Bank of Ann Arbor 


Philip Koning
West Michigan Community Bank 

     Randy Dickinson 
Isabella Bank
     Sidney Van Slyke
West Shore Bank

Steve DeVolder
ChoiceOne Bank


Steven Milbeck, ESQ.
Auto Club Trust, FSB

     Thomas Hufton, II, CFTA

The State Bank

    Thomas Humphrey
First Bank, Upper Michigan

How do I Volunteer to Serve on a Committee?

Contact Debbie today!



Committee volunteers are the backbone of the MBA's legislative, educational and member service efforts. Each year your association seeks qualified bankers who are willing to give their time to the industry to help shape the activities and policies of the MBA.

Committee appointments are one year terms (each year runs from July 1 through June 30). Committee chairpersons are appointed for two-year terms by the MBA chairman.


Access the Committee Volunteer Form   Download the Committee Brochure     


"I lead the wealth management practice in Michigan for First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors and have had the privilege of being part of the MBA Trust Executive Committee.  The ongoing educational content, information-sharing among banking professionals on the committee and the annual conference have greatly benefitted me and my team at First Merchants.  Deb Mitin, Stephanie Fisher and the team at MBA work hard to keep committee members informed and up-to-date on legislative and policy issues which may impact our business, while also providing guest speakers and planning the Midwest Trust and Wealth Management Conference.  I also enjoy the professional dialogue with other trust and wealth management leaders on the committee and I look forward to my upcoming term as Chairperson of the Committee.

Deric Righter, CFP®, CEPA, First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors

"Serving on the Trust Counsel Committee has been a great way to connect with colleagues at peer institutions throughout Michigan.  The committee provides a valuable forum to discuss best practices for corporate fiduciaries and a collective wealth of experience to address the unique issues that often arise in trust administration.  Much of the committee's work focuses on reviewing and providing feedback on pending legislation that affects trust banking, both at the conceptual level and the specific wording of proposed statutory changes, allowing committee members to have a tangible and positive impact on the substantive law that governs our work." Todd W. Simpson, The Connable Office, Inc.