The Board of Directors of Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP) announces that William (Brad) Kessel has been appointed to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independent Bank. In addition, Mr. Kessel was appointed to the Board of Directors of both the Company and the Bank. These appointments were all effective as of January 1, 2013.
Kessel joined Independent Bank Corporation in 1994 as Vice President of Finance. Since that time, Kessel has held several senior level positions within the Company including Senior Vice President of Branch Administration, President and CEO of Independent Bank (affiliate bank level) and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kessel was appointed to serve as the Company's President, effective as of April 1, 2011.
Kessel earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University of Ohio and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University.
Kessel has held numerous leadership positions in the communities he has lived and currently serves on the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) Perry School of Banking Board of Trustees as well as the MBA’s Service Corporation’s board of directors.