Michael J. Stodolak senior vice president of retail banking for Independent Bank, has been elected to the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance as a board member. The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance encourages a regional environment that is supportive of business, economic development and education. The goal of the alliance is to promote an efficient and effective community that maintains a quality of life sufficient to attract and retain individuals and companies to the region.

In addition to the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Stodolak is also actively involved as the chairman for the Bay Regional Medical Foundation board, the chairman for the Saginaw CRA bankers Forum, a board member of the Bay City Downtown Development board and is the Michigan Alumni representative for the Graduate School of Banking.