9 Michigan Residents Appointed to New TCF Advisory Board

Chelsea Neblett
Chelsea Neblett // Photo courtesy of TCF Financial Corp.

Detroit’s TCF Financial Corp. appointed nine Michiganders working in business, banking, nonprofits, and government to its new advisory board, which is tasked with bridging generational gaps in banking and finance.

Dubbed the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board, this 15-person panel will counsel TCF leadership on technology, social responsibility, workplace culture, and the financial needs of future generations. Members will develop and execute educational financial literacy and financial wellness events tailored to future generations and advise on ways to attract and retain talent.

“It is important that, as a bank, we hear the voices of our younger leaders who are already reshaping how we do business and interact with each other,” says Gary Torgow, executive chairman of TCF. “We are excited to work with this talented and diverse group of individuals who are leaders in their professions and communities. Their forward-thinking ideas will add a new dimension to our bank and help us to shape the way we think about banking for years to come.”

Board members will serve a one-year term. There are plans to expand the board after the merger of Huntington and TCF is completed later this year, according to TCF.

The Michiganders on the board include TCF employees Katarina Flathau, volunteer and strategic giving manager and assistant vice president; Garrett Jackson, assistant vice president of university relations; and Latrice McClendon, senior vice president and director of corporate community relations.

Chelsea Neblett, manager of the city of Detroit’s Financial Empowerment Center, and Vance Jackson, impact development officer in the Detroit mayor’s office, are also on the board. Joining them from the government sector is Ghida Dagher, director of appointments of the executive office of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Michigan nonprofits are also represented with Rachid Elabed, community manager of business operations at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS). Kamilia Landrum, executive director of Detroit’s NAACP branch, is also on the board.

Rounding out the state’s representation is Jonae’ Maxey, founder of Maxey Real Estate Investments.

“There is an immense amount of talent on this board, and I am eager to see the contributions they will make across the bank,” says Stephen Steinour, Huntington Bancshares chairman, president and CEO. “At Huntington, we are committed to welcoming all generations and diversity of customers and talent, so the work of the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board is extremely important.”

TCF Financial Corp. is a financial holding company with $48 billion. TCF National Bank is the primary subsidiary of the corporation.

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