Group Membership Meetings

MBA group leadership and the Traveling Circus invite you to attend a group meeting in your area of the state. It’s a great day of networking and fun. Group Membership Meetings fund the George Harding Scholarship Fund. Since 1984, over 350 scholarships have been awarded to Michigan students pursuing a college or university finance-related degree. 


Group meetings are for MBA member institutions only. View brochure.

2019 Golf Outings:

Upper Peninsula June 5, Houghton
Western Region May 13, Grand Rapids
Thumb Region June 11, Port Sanilac
Southwest Region May 21, Augusta
Southeast Region May 23, Dearborn

Harding Scholarship Fund Golf Outing , July 25, Bath

Group Officers

Group A- 
Chairman - Dave Vlahos, Superior National Bank & Trust Company 
Secretary/Treasurer - E.J. Kostreva, First Bank, Upper Michigan
Legislative Representative - Russel Kassin, The First National Bank & Trust Company of Iron Mountain

Group B- 
Chairman, Jeanette Somsel - West Shore Bank 
Secretary/Treasurer -  Troy Noble, Honor Bank
Legislative Representative - James Sanford, State Savings Bank 

Group C- 
Chair Elect - Jeffrey W. Smith, Isabella Bank
Secretary/Treasurer - Thomas Gross, Isabella Bank 

Group D- 
Chairman - Bradley Austin Bissett, Tri-County Bank
Secretary/Treasurer - Linda Kendall, Exchange State Bank
Legislative Representative - Mark Shadley, Tri-County Bank 

Group E- 
Chairman - Andrew Christians, Donnelly Penman & Partners
Chairman Elect - Kelly Jacobs, Kalamazoo County State Bank 
Secretary/Treasurer - Jamie Bloom, Farmers State Bank of Munith
Legislative Representative - Fouad Bazzi, Comerica Bank 

Group F- 
Chairman - J. Grant Smith, Clarkston State Bank 
Secretary/Treasurer - Kelly A. Walters, First State Bank
Legislative Representative - William R. White, Dearborn Federal Savings Bank