MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jae A Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer of Isabella Bank, (ISBA), announced today that Richard (Rick) J. Barz has retired from the Board of Directors after 18 years of dedicated service.
"Rick has served as a loyal steward of our brand for several years. We are thankful to Rick for his commitment and ongoing guidance. Rick's experience, involvement, and deep understanding of community banking have been instrumental in the success of the Bank," stated Evans.
Barz, retiring from Isabella Bank in January 2014, spent his entire career at Isabella Bank, the last several years of his tenure as President and CEO. Barz said his 46 years with Isabella Bank were very rewarding. "I had great mentors, customers, and co-workers who helped me understand the positive role we, as bankers, have in the growth and development of our communities," stated Barz.
Barz is currently a member of the Middle Michigan Development Corporation Board, Union Township Economic Development Authority, New Venture Competition mentor and advisor at Central Michigan University, and active member of the Mount Pleasant Community Church. Rick and his wife, Mary, reside in Mount Pleasant.
Isabella Bank has 30 locations throughout seven Mid-Michigan counties and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Isabella Bank Corporation (ISBA). Isabella Bank Corporation has $2.6 billion in assets under management and more than 400 employees. For the past five years, the Corporation has been recognized on the Detroit Free Press list of "Top Workplaces." To learn more, visit www.isabellabank.com.