Kelly W. George

Kelly George

Mr. George’s 30+ year bank career began as a Management Trainee and has grown to include the roles of Commercial Lender, Safety and Soundness Examiner, Chief Credit Officer and 15 years as the President, CEO and Director of mBank, a $1.5 Billion public banking company headquartered in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with 25 offices and 350 staff members until its divestiture in September 2021.

During his time as President and CEO, George led the bank’s growth strategies both organically and through five whole bank acquisitions from 2014–2018, multiple capital procurement initiatives, and business line diversifications to enhance shareholder value. George joined mBank in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer in charge of the regulatory and lending administration turnaround of the former North Country Bank and Trust in Manistique, MI. After the successful rehabilitation of the troubled bank, recapitalization, and rebranding, he was promoted in 2006 to President and CEO of mBank and President of Mackinac Financial Corporation, its Holding Company and appointed to both Boards of Directors. Mr. George was involved with numerous civic and charitable undertakings during his long tenure as President and CEO of mBank.

Prior to mBank, George was the Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of a $350 million community bank in North Central Ohio, also in charge of the credit administration and regulatory turnaround. He also served as a Safety and Soundness Examiner-In-Charge at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he was responsible for the oversight of FRB-regulated community banking institutions, along with assisting with examinations of larger complex bank holding companies in the district and shared national credit reviews.

Mr. George’s areas of expertise include a strong management track record in community banking executive leadership with both private and public companies with an extensive enterprise risk management, lending and credit background, including an in-depth knowledge base of CAMELS and mergers and acquisitions negotiations and diligence. Mr. George is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in economics and a minor in finance.

Tammy McDowell

Tammy McDowell

Ms. McDowell has been in banking for over 35 years and previously served as mBank’s EVP and Chief Credit Officer and Operations Officer from 2008 until its divesture in September 2021. She was part of the credit management turnaround team in 2003, assisting in the rehabilitation of the failing North Country Bank and Trust in Manistique MI, which was recapitalized and renamed mBank in 2005. McDowell’s leadership was instrumental in the turnaround, along with organic and external growth through five whole bank acquisitions (2014–2018) in which she led the data processing conversions and all asset quality due diligence for the acquired financial intuitions. mBank grew to over $1.5 Billion dollars in total assets during her leadership tenure.

Previously, McDowell had a successful career at The Commercial and Saving Bank in Millersburg, Ohio where she was the Vice President/Credit Administrator and oversaw all credit and loan operations. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of credit administration, loan and deposit operations, systems conversions from multiple platforms, compliance and problem loan resolution and divestitures.

Ms. McDowell is loan review certified from BAI and has successfully completed numerous bank and regulatory specific courses in the area of credit and operational leadership and administration.

Jeremy Flodin

Jeremy Flodin

Jeremy Flodin has been in the Banking industry for nearly 18 years. Mr. Flodin worked for mBank from June of 2004 through September 2021, and had most recently served as the SVP Sr. Credit Administrator/Risk Analyst. During his time at mBank, Mr. Flodin held various roles, including a Commercial Credit Analyst, Commercial Loan Officer and Senior Credit Administrator/Risk Analyst. Jeremy was also involved in the external growth of mBank through five whole bank acquisitions (2014-2018), in which he was an integral part of the asset quality due diligence for the acquired financial institutions. In addition, after his career at mBank, Mr. Flodin served a role with the Accounting Firm RSM-US, LLP, working as a Commercial Loan Reviewer. Areas of expertise for Mr. Flodin include all aspects of commercial credit underwriting and lending, problem loan resolution and divestiture, financial analysis and asset quality Board reporting.

Mr. Flodin is a lifelong resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northern Michigan University, in Marquette, MI. He has also successfully completed numerous bank and regulatory specific courses in the areas of Commercial Credit. 

Scott Alexander

Scott joins our leadership team following a 35 year career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, including overseeing the Agency’s Consumer Compliance Examination Program in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the past 25 years as Field Supervisor. Scott began his regulatory career in 1987 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he obtained dual commissions in Risk Management and Consumer Compliance and served as a Senior Examiner-in-Charge for complex and problem bank’s for the first 10 years of his career. Responsibilities included serving as examiner-in- charge at adversely rated financial institutions in the Midwest and East Coast during past financial crises, and also leading examination strategies at nationwide credit card lenders headquartered in South Dakota. In 1997, Scott was promoted to Field Supervisor for the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, a position he held until retirement in 2022.

Scott received numerous honors during his tenure with the FDIC including Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year, and the Chairman’s Excellence Award. Scott also earned his Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager from the American Bankers Association in 1998 and has conducted many training and outreach events in conjunction with banker trade organizations in developing effective compliance management systems to improve a financial institution’s overall adherence with governing consumer laws and regulations.