Macatawa Bank Corp.changes leadership
Ronald L. Haan, currently Co-Chief Executive Officer of Macatawa Bank Corp. and Executive Vice-President of Macatawa Bank, has been appointed Interim Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Macatawa Bank, and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Macatawa Bank Corporation. Mr. Haan also serves on the Corporation's Board of Directors and as Secretary-Treasurer of the Corporation. Mr. Haan replaces Philip J. Koning, who will remain with the Bank in the role of Executive Vice-President. Mr. Koning has also stepped down from his role as a director and Co-CEO of Macatawa Bank Corp.
Prior to joining Macatawa, Mr. Haan served as an Executive Vice-President of Fifth Third Bank in Western Michigan. Haan has 34 years of banking experience with extensive operational and management expertise. He joined Macatawa Bank in 2005 as Executive Vice-President. Since then, he has been the chief architect behind the overhaul and strengthening of loan policies and procedures. Since February of this year, he has shared management responsibilities with Koning. Prior to that, Mr. Haan served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of AmeriBank in Holland, Michigan, which was acquired by Fifth Third in December 2000.
In his new role, Mr. Koning will remain an active member of the Bank's management team. He joined the Bank shortly after its inception in November 1997 and has been instrumental in fostering much of the growth and expansion that characterized the first 12 years as Macatawa established itself as a leading community Bank in West Michigan. ■