Daily News: January 17, 2014

FirstMerit Appoints Quinlan EVP/CIO

FirstMerit Corp. announced the appointment of Mark D. Quinlan as EVP and chief information officer.

Prior to joining FirstMerit, he was EVP, chief information and operations
officer at Associated Bancorp in Green Bay, WI. Prior to that, he held significant positions at Charter One, Union Center Insurance and Investments, US Bancorp and Citibank.

Quinlan has direct oversight of IT functions for FirstMerit and is responsible for the enhancement and implementation of the company’s IT strategic plan. With the pending acquisition of Citizens Republic Bancorp, Quinlan will direct IT integration across the combined company, maximizing resources and operating efficiencies.

Quinlan serves on the board of trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay, WI, is a member of the advisory board for the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester and is active in the United Way.