Greenleaf Trust in Kalamazoo Names Michael Odar CEO

Courtesy of Greenleaf Trust
Courtesy of Greenleaf Trust

Greenleaf Trust, an independent Michigan-chartered trust-only bank and wealth management firm based in Kalamazoo with a southeast Michigan presence in Birmingham, announced that its president, Michael Odar, has been appointed to the role of CEO.

In addition, he was appointed a director on the boards of Greenleaf Financial Holding Company, Greenleaf Trust, and Greenleaf Trust Delaware. He succeeds Ronald Kilgore as CEO, who will continue to serve as executive vice president, senior trust officer, member of the board of directors, and secretary to the board.

“Mike’s leadership during the past decade as President has been exceptional and he has the full confidence of our Board of Directors as he becomes CEO of Greenleaf Trust, leading our firm to its next level of growth,” says William D. Johnston, chairman of Greeleaf Trust.

“He has guided Greenleaf Trust and Greenleaf Trust Delaware to new levels of success amid changing economic tides. Mike’s persistent drive for excellent client service and team culture will continue to serve the Greenleaf Trust family of companies well into the future.”

Odar has been a member of the Greenleaf Trust team for 23 years, leading Greenleaf Trust and Greenleaf Trust Delaware as president since 2012. In that role, he has partnered with the firm’s executive council to promote sustained growth, client service, and a continuously improving business and workplace culture.