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Professional Highlights from the 517 Region – September 2023

First National Appoints Board Member

First National Bank of Michigan appointed Rachel Michaud to its board of directors.

Rachel Michaud
Rachel Michaud

“We are pleased to welcome Rachel to the First National Bank of Michigan board,” said Daniel Bitzer, president and CEO of First National Bank of Michigan. “Rachel’s extensive experience in real estate, commercial construction, marketing, sales and management will be invaluable to FNBM as we continue to grow our business and pursue our mission to serve our local communities.”

Michaud is the vice president of Gillespie Group in Lansing. Her responsibilities include oversight of all day-to-day business operations of Gillespie Group, all leases, overall asset management and equity services.

Moerland Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Dr. Deborah Moerland, owner of FirstLight Home Care of Greater Lansing and Brighton, was recently named to the National Small Business Association Leadership Council.

The NSBA is the nation’s oldest small- business advocacy organization. Moerland joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small businesses to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

“As a small-business owner, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” said Moerland.

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