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:

Group A (Upper Peninsula) June 5, Houghton
Group B (Western Region), May 13, Grand Rapids
Group C (Central/Northern Lower Region) - no scheduled outing in 2019
Group D (Thumb Region) June 11, Port Sanilac
Group E (Southwest Region) May 21, Augusta
Group F (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