FirstMerit appointed Kevin M. Leissring as president and CEO, FirstMerit Wisconsin. He has previously served in various business and commercial banking positions for Town Bank, BofA, Midland Bank Milwaukee, JPMorgan and others.
FirstMerit said it has appointed David J. Lochner as president, FirstMerit Michigan. Lochner will have responsibility for commercial banking operations in Michigan, pending the close of FirstMerit’s acquisition of Citizens Republic Bancorp.
Launching an ABL group in the face of the worst recession since the Great Depression proved to be a rewarding challenge for industry veteran Douglas Winget, president of FirstMerit Bank Business Credit. Starting in Q1/09, Winget has successfully developed the ABL’s strategy, management team, territory and originations, and its pipeline for the remainder of 2011 is stronger than it’s ever been.