June 2, 2022
Coleman Movers & Shakers – Gary Harris, Nick Patel, and Angela Humann
Farmers and Merchants Bank Announces Gary Harris’s Promotion to President and CEO
Bruce Schindler, Chairman of the Company’s and the Bank’s Boards of Directors, comments “After a thorough search, the Board is very confident in its selection of Gary Harris as our next President. Mr. Harris has demonstrated strong leadership qualities along with being a top producer for the Bank for many years. The Board looks forward to working with him.”
Harris’s banking career began in 1990. He joined the Bank in 2008 as Vice President – Commercial Banking. He was promoted to Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking in 2016. In 2021 he was promoted to Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer. During his 14-year career with the Bank, Harris has been one of the Bank’s top producers each year. He currently serves on the Executive Committee, Strategic Growth Committee, Asset-Liability Committee and the Officer’s Loan Committee. He holds a B.S. Degree in Economics from Towson State University.
Mr. Harris will become President of the Company and the Bank effective July 1, 2022. Mr. Bosley will remain the CEO of the Company and the Bank until he retires on December 31, 2022.
Nick Patel Joins First Bank of the Lake’s SBA Lending Team as VP, SBA Franchise Business Development Officer
“We are excited Nick has joined our team,” states Annemarie Murphy EVP, President of SBA Lending. “As we increase our lending presence nationwide, we continue to recruit top talent that align with our plan for continued growth. Nick is respected in the industry and brings proven success.”
Patel brings over 2 and a half years of SBA 7a lending, specializing in nationwide SBA franchise lending and 1 year of prior experience in SBA 504 lending nationwide. Nick graduated from Temple University with a degree in Economics and a minor in Biology in December 2016. In this role, Patel will be responsible for growing the bank’s assets by originating SBA loans nationwide in the Franchise arena.
“I’m excited about this new opportunity to build relationships with franchisors, referral sources and borrowers to originate SBA 7a and 504 franchise loans,” states Patel. “With the backing of First Bank of the Lake and my commitment to responding to my client’s objectives, I can help entrepreneurs grow their business and succeed.”
Merchants Bank Promotes Angela Humann to Commercial Banker
“We are thrilled that Angela will be serving our business customers in Northfield more directly as part of their team of trusted advisors and bringing her extensive knowledge in the credit analysis area to her customer relationships,” says Kirk Muhlenbruck, President for Merchants in Northfield.
Humann has been in banking her entire career, starting with the First National Bank of Northfield in 2005 as a Loan Administrator. She was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst in 2010, a role that she held for 10 years and then continued when First National was acquired by Merchants Bank in 2019. Angela also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Devry University.
“I’m excited to continue supporting the businesses I have worked with over the years in this new role and earn the trust of new business clients as we work toward their goals together,” says Humann.