Board of Directors & Senior Management

Board of Directors & Senior Management

Senior Management

Justin Arnold
Senior Vice President, Credit Administration Manager
Mr. Arnold is responsible for the oversight of Loan Services, The Special Assets Group, Legal Department and the Loan Processing Center. Justin joined MBT in 2005 and holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Nevada.
Roberta Beverly
Vice President, Compliance Manager
Ms. Beverly is the Compliance Manager of Monroe Bank & Trust. She joined MBT in 2002 and has nearly 35 years of banking experience.
Spencer Blunt
2nd VP Human Resource Director
Julian Broggio
Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing
Julian joined Monroe Bank & Trust (MBT) as Director of Marketing in July 2015. He has a diverse background, most recently working at a regional bank headquartered in Buffalo, NY. At M&T Bank he had direct responsibilities for Commercial Bank Marketing and led a team of internal consultants, covering several states and specialty lending businesses.
Sarah Burkstrand
Vice President and Audit Manager
Ms. Burkstrand is the Internal Auditor of Monroe Bank & Trust. She joined MBT in 2000 as the Information Technology Auditor and was promoted to Vice President - Audit Manager in April 2009.
H. Douglas Chaffin
President and Chief Executive Officer-MBT Financial
Mr. Chaffin has served as President & CEO since 2004. He has served as a past Chairman of the Michigan Bankers Association, and was named Michigan Banker of the Year in 2011.
Gretchen Eyler
Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Team Leader
Ms. Eyler leads commercial lending team members in meeting individual and department goals, and aids in servicing commercial client’s loan needs.
Vicki Franzen
Senior Vice President, Group Services Manager
Ms. Franzen oversees the Business Services Department as well as the Retail Lending Group. Vicki joined MBT in 2003, was promoted to Vice President in 2006 and to Senior Vice President in 2009.
Ihab Hamka
Vice President, Managing Director Administration
Mr. Hamka joined MBT in March 2004 and currently serves as Vice President & Managing Director of Administration within the Wealth Management Group. He began his banking career at Michigan National Bank in 1991 and has over 20 years of experience in the Wealth Management area.
Michael Irvin
Senior Vice President, MBT Downriver Commercial Team Leader
Mr. Irvin has been in the financial services industry since 1995 and joined MBT in 2002. Mike is responsible for leading the Commercial Lending Team in the Downriver Market and assisting with marketing and promoting MBT in the Downriver region.
Darren LaLonde
Senior Vice President, MBT North Community President
Mr. LaLonde, a graduate of Oakland University in 1988, has 24 years of commercial lending experience in southeastern Michigan. Darren was approached in 2009 to join Monroe Bank and Trust as a Vice President Commercial Loan Officer to assist in commercial loan growth in Wayne County. He was appointed to Senior Vice President, MBT North Community President in October of 2013. He continues to lead the commercial lending team and assists in the region’s marketing and business development.
Michael J. Lash
Vice President, Controller
Mr. Lash has over 29 years of banking experience spending the first 18 of those years in the Accounting Department at Charter Bank in Wyandotte, Michigan where he became S.V.P. and Controller. Mr. Lash joined Monroe Bank & Trust in 2002 and is currently V.P. & Controller overseeing the bank’s accounting operations.
Scott E. McKelvey
Executive Vice President, Regional President Wayne County
Mr. McKelvey currently serves as Regional President Wayne County. Prior that he served as Executive Vice President & Sr. Officer of the Wealth Management Group. He joined Monroe Bank & Trust in 2002 as Community President for MBT Downriver, overseeing the bank’s expansion into Southeastern Michigan’s Downriver communities.
Stephen McLaughlin
VP Commercial Credit Manager
Audrey Mistor
Executive Vice President, Wealth Management Group Manager & MBTeam Mentorship Director
Ms. Mistor is a 33 year banker whose experience includes President of Main Street Bank, Director of Retail Products and Services at Republic Bank and positions at Michigan National Bank including Director of Independence One Mutual Funds, Investment Portfolio Manager, Investment Banking Controller, Strategic Planning, Manager of Asset Quality Management and Credit Administration Controller. She currently serves as Executive Vice President Wealth Management Group Manager. Ms. Mistor holds an Master of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a BA from Siena Heights University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Thomas G. Myers
Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Manager & MBTeam/CARE Sales Director
Mr. Myers is responsible for all aspects of the lending function of the bank and the delivery of products related to the Business Services Department. Tom joined MBT in 2002 following 20 years of commercial banking experience in Ohio and Michigan.
Tracy Oberleiter
Senior Vice President and Senior Business Development Manager
David P. Rever
Senior Vice President, Managing Director Investments
As Senior Vice President, Managing Director Investments, David Rever, CFA leads a team of wealth management professionals in the critical functions of economic and investment analysis, portfolio modeling and reviewing fixed income instrument integrity. David comes to MBT with over 20 years of extensive experience as a financial analyst and portfolio manager. His background also includes expertise as a financial planner for high net worth clients. David worked for 13 years as a portfolio manager and analyst at Birmingham, MI based Munder Capital Management, rising to the position of Senior Fixed Income Analyst. He also worked in significant analyst positions at Woodbridge Capital and Comerica Bank. Before entering a career in finance, David helped small business owners and entrepreneurs to plan, finance, launch and grow their businesses as a counselor at the Wayne State University Small Business Development Center. David graduated from Wayne State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Brad J. Reynolds
Senior Vice President WMG Managing Director - Ops, Compliance, Strategic Support Portfolio Manager
Brad J Reynolds, CFA, is Senior Vice President WMG Managing Director - Ops, Compliance, Strategic Support Portfolio Manager at Monroe Bank & Trust Wealth Management. His primary responsibilities include the creation and monitoring of client portfolios and investments, particularly municipal and taxable fixed income. The day to day oversight of investment strategy, market research and analysis, overall investment due diligence and portfolio analytics, as well as executing strategic initiatives and helping to manage client relationships.

Brad is a Chartered Financial Analyst with 20 years’ experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining MBT, he was Chief Investment Officer for a Registered Investment Advisor in Southeast Michigan with over 500 million dollars in assets under management. He designed and managed the firm’s model portfolios for both individual and institutional clients. Brad also managed over 80 million dollars of individual municipal bonds on behalf of clients. He has been quoted in numerous financial media, including Bloomberg, The Bond Buyer and Business Week.

Brad had previously been Syndicate Manager for H&R Block helping firms raise capital through the new issue market. Having worked as both a fixed income and equity trader, he has first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the financial markets, knowledge that is an invaluable benefit to the firm’s clients.

Brad was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in economics from the University of New Hampshire.
Becky Roberts
VP Client Services Administrator
John L. Skibski
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer & Risk Management Director of Monroe Bank & Trust
Mr. Skibski joined MBT in 1994 and has been EVP & CFO since 2003. He is responsible for Accounting, Finance, SEC Reporting, Asset/Liability Management, and Investments as well as oversight of Risk Management.
Bonnie S. Snyder
Assistant Vice President, Executive Administrative Officer
Ms. Snyder currently serves as Assistant to President H. Douglas Chaffin & Acting Secretary to the Board of Directors. Bonnie has been in the financial services industry since 1984 and joined MBT in 1999.
Richard A. Spencer II
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Spencer is responsible for Information Technology, Data Center Operations, Item Processing, and eCommerce. He joined MBT in 2004 and was promoted to CIO during 2014.
Wendy Warrington-Parker
Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness Director
Ms. Warrington-Parker is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the area of human resource which includes recruiting and retention, performance management, talent management, employee relations, compensation and benefits that support the organization's mission, vision, values and strategic plan. Ms. Warrington-Parker is also responsible for the oversight of MBT’s Retail Group, which includes all MBT Branches and the Customer Service Center. Wendy joined the MBTeam in 2003. She has over 10 years of experience in banking and human resources.
Andrew Weisenburger
Senior Vice President, Managing Director Administration
Andy joined Monroe Bank & Trust in 2007, having previously served as a Relationship Manager in a wealth management group in Toledo, Ohio. In that role, Andy managed over 250 client accounts totaling more than $200M in assets. He also served as a Fiduciary Officer, and gained valuable experience in estate and succession planning, taxes and investments. Andy currently serves as Senior Vice President, Managing Director Administration. Prior to his career in wealth administration, Andy served as an attorney with a Toledo-based law firm. Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University in Cincinnati and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo.

Board of Directors

Michael James Miller
Mr. Miller is Chief Executive Officer of Floral City Beverage, Inc., a wholesale beer distributor.
H. Douglas Chaffin
President and Chief Executive Officer-MBT Financial
Mr. Chaffin has served as President & CEO since 2004. He has served as a past Chairman of the Michigan Bankers Association, and was named Michigan Banker of the Year in 2011.
Kristine L. Barann
Kristine L Barann, CPA Ms. Barann serves as the campus president for Baker College of Allen Park. She has been involved with the campus since it opened in 2003, as adjunct professor of accounting from 2003-2005 and member of its board of regents from 2005 – 2010. She served the college as its vice president of finance from 2010-2014.

Ms. Barann has more than 25 years of financial, consulting and managerial experience across multiple industries, including both public and private sectors. She worked as a business manager for Trenton Public Schools, finance director for the city of Allen Park and a manager at accounting firm Plante Moran. She was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve on the Allen Park Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB) in September 2014 and has been a board member for the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber. A lifetime downriver resident, she is a graduate of Allen Park High School, graduated with honors from Michigan State University and earned her certificate as a certified public accountant in 1990.
Peter H. Carlton
Mr. Carlton is a retired member (partner) of Cooley, Hehl, Wohlgamuth & Carlton, PLLC, CPA.
Joseph S. Daly
Mr. Daly is the President and General Counsel of Daly Merritt Inc., a Michigan-based Independent Insurance Agency. He is also employed as the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
James F. Deutsch
James F. Deutsch, 59, is a partner in Patriot Financial Partners, LP, a private equity company that invests in community banks nationwide. Prior to Patriot, he was Founder, President and CEO of Team Capital Bank. He has over 35 years of banking experience. He currently serves on the board of Sterling Bancorp, Atlantic Community Bankers Bank, Avenue Bank and Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC, in addition to several not-for-profit boards. Mr. Deutsch received his B.S. and MBA from Lehigh University.
Anthony R. Scavuzzo
Tony Scavuzzo, CFA (33), is a Principal at Castle Creek Capital and joined the firm in 2009. Mr. Scavuzzo is responsible for the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities, transaction execution, and portfolio company monitoring. He has led or supported investments in numerous recapitalization, distressed, and growth situations and works with executive management teams on strategic planning, operational improvements, acquisitions, and capital financings. He is currently working with the board of directors of Eastern Virginia Bankshares (NASDAQ: EVBS), MBT Financial (NASDAQ: MBTF), and SouthCrest Financial Group and serves on various board committees regarding governance, compensation, and risk.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Scavuzzo worked in an operating role for the Chief Executive Officer at MB Financial Bank (NASDAQ: MBFI) in Chicago where he was responsible for evaluation of merger and acquisition opportunities and capital investment strategy. He also held positions in various departments including corporate treasury, asset/liability management, wealth management, and credit analysis.

Mr. Scavuzzo was formerly Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for the CFA Society of San Diego and past Chairman of the Finance Committee for the CFA Society of Chicago.

Mr. Scavuzzo holds a M.B.A. in Finance, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
Debra J. Shah
Ms. Shah is retired after 26 years as President of Sensational Beginnings, a catalog and internet retailer of children’s products.
John L. Skibski
Mr. Skibski joined MBT in 1994 and has been EVP & CFO since 2003. He is responsible for Accounting, Finance, SEC Reporting, Asset/Liability Management, and Investments as well as oversight of Risk Management.
Joseph S. Vig
Mr. Vig is Principal and CEO of J.S. Vig Construction Company, a commercial construction company based in Taylor, Michigan. He has been with the company since 1994, and he is responsible for running the daily activities, including all construction operations and financial planning. Under his leadership, the company has firmly established itself as one of Michigan’s most active and experienced providers of construction services. Since being formed in 1965 J.S. Vig has successfully completed over 1,500 projects and grown to over $60 million in annual revenues. Prior to J.S. Vig, he was Associate Broker at Collier International. Mr. Vig is board member and past president of Meadowbrook Country Club and past president of Taylor Rotary. He also serves on the economic development board of Ann Arbor SPARK, and is chairman of the Northville Township Economic Development & Brownfield Redevelopment board. Additionally, he is past chairman of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber. Mr. Vig was also appointed to the MBT Board’s Loan Review and Compensation committees.