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Chemical Bank welcomes new leader

Published 4:35pm Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chemical Bank Chairman and CEO David Ramaker recently announced promotions that affect southwest Michigan for Chemical Bank.

Lynn Kerber has been promoted to executive vice president and regional president-south.  Kerber, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, will provide leadership for Chemical Bank’s retail, commercial banking and private banking groups in its South region, which is comprised of community banks located in Benton Harbor, Niles, Kalamazoo, Marshall/Albion and Holland.

Kerber will be replacing Len Amat, who has been promoted to executive vice president, chief risk management officer, and will be transferring to Chemical Bank’s corporate headquarters in Midland.

Amat was promoted to community president of the Niles Community Bank in 2002 and community president of the Benton Harbor Community Bank in 2005. In 2007, he was promoted to regional president-south, overseeing the banks operations in Benton Harbor, Niles, Kalamazoo and Marshall/Albion.

Amat is a current board member of the Berrien County Cancer Service, the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, Lakeland Regional Health System and Cornerstone Alliance.

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