Craig Sutherland joins Arbor Financial as Senior Commercial Lender

KALAMAZOO, MI – Arbor Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Craig Sutherland as the organization’s Senior Commercial Lender in the Kent County market. Sutherland comes to Arbor Financial with 15 years of experience in commercial banking and financial services. Prior to Arbor Financial, Sutherland’s most recently worked at Bank of America as a Vice President in the Business Banking space. Sutherland has been a Grand Rapids resident for seven years and is active with various business and charitable organizations in the area.
 
As Senior Commercial Lender, Sutherland’s primary responsibilities will include commercial credit origination and business development. Sutherland’s expertise is in commercial credit origination with a detailed focus on healthcare lending, such as family medical practices, dentists, and oral surgeons.
 
Judith Robbins, Vice President of Commercial and Private Banking, says, “Craig’s expertise in the healthcare segment, specifically financing acquisitions, will enhance Arbor’s presence in this industry. He also brings a deep understanding of Commercial Real Estate transactions. As Arbor has recently entered the Kent County market, Craig’s skill set will be a differentiator among the other financial institutions. I am delighted to have Craig join the Arbor team with his knowledge and contacts in the Grand Rapids area.”
 
Upon joining Arbor Financial, Sutherland says that he is, “very excited for the ability to make lending decisions locally, and to work with a nimble and growing commercial lending team. I enjoy the family atmosphere and close-knit Arbor team.” In his free time, Sutherland says that he is an avid home cook, enjoys practicing yoga with his wife, attending his son’s sporting events, and playing basketball.
 
Founded in 1935, Arbor Financial Credit Union’s purpose is to help members grow and achieve their dreams through innovative financial solutions. Offering a full range of financial services for personal, mortgage and business accounts, Arbor continues to experience rapid growth and has now exceeded $643 million in assets, and more than 40,000 members throughout Michigan. Arbor Financial has received the Better Business Bureau Torch Award Winner for Ethics, and has also been recognized as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Places to Work’ both locally and nationally. Visit arborfcu.org to learn more.
 
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Arbor Financial Credit Union HQ
1551 South 9th Street | Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | T: 269.375.6702 | www.arborfcu.org
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