A bank in the region appointed a leader to oversee its Grand Rapids market.
Sparta-based ChoiceOne Bank said it named Ryan Wolthuis as senior vice president, Grand Rapids market executive.
“We are pleased to welcome Ryan to ChoiceOne Bank as our Grand Rapids market executive,” said Kelly Potes, ChoiceOne Bank CEO. “Ryan is an experienced leader with a successful career in commercial banking. His financial expertise and leadership skills, along with his knowledge of the Grand Rapids market, will prove valuable as we continue to grow our community bank franchise throughout Michigan.”
Wolthuis joins ChoiceOne Bank with nearly 20 years of commercial banking and executive management experience. He began his career at Kent Commerce Bank/Michigan Commerce Bank, Grand Rapids, as a commercial loan officer/commercial credit analyst and progressed to market executive. For the past 11 years, he worked at Grand River Bank, Grandville, advancing from first vice president of commercial lending to senior vice president, providing leadership to all loan departments within the bank.
Wolthuis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Calvin College.
He also graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wolthuis is a member of West Michigan Commercial Alliance of Realtors and Grand Rapids Economic Club.
ChoiceOne Financial Services (Nasdaq: COFS) is a financial holding company and parent of ChoiceOne Bank and Community Shores Bank, which together operate 33 offices in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties.
ChoiceOne offers consumer and commercial deposit and loan services and insurance and investment products through the subsidiary ChoiceOne Insurance Agencies.
The holding company had about $1.7 billion in assets as of July 1.