Mary Marshall promoted at KCSB

Kalamazoo County State Bank has appointed Assistant Vice President Mary Marshall to lead the bank’s Human Resources and Marketing departments.

She succeeds Rick Phillips, who recently retired as vice president for those functions.

“It is a pleasure to announce the appointment of Mary to lead our Human Resources Department and Marketing,” said KCSB president and CEO Scott Hines in a press release. “Mary is a true community banker. She joined KCSB in 2013 with over 30 years in community banking. Her vast knowledge of our industry and the people who create its success, makes her a perfect fit for this position.”

Marshall joined KCSB over eight years ago. Her most recent position with the bank was assistant vice president, branch administrator. She was also a consumer and commercial lender, has provided coaching in the bank to strengthen cohesion and enrichment, product delivery, customer service and personal development. Before joining KCSB, Marshall was in branch management for 1st National Bank of Three Rivers, Standard Federal Bank and Farmers State Bank.

Marshall serves on the board of directors of the Vicksburg Rotary Club, was its president for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, as well as treasurer. Marshall is also a mentor for the Strive Program, helping a senior high school student to graduation, a set design and make-up artist for the Vicksburg Rotary Club Showcase, and a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. A previous co-chair, Marshall championed the Vicksburg Christmas in the Village through the Downtown Development Authority, and has been a participant in the Crop Walk, Relay for Life and Generous Hands. In 2015, she received the LM Angell Directors Award, given to an employee who demonstrates outstanding job performance and community volunteerism.

Marshall attended Western Michigan University for general business courses and is a graduate of CMU Perry School of Banking. She is also a self-taught oil and acrylic painter.

“It was definitely bittersweet to announce Rick’s retirement,” said Hines. “Rick was with KCSB for 37 years. As much as we will miss his daily presence and counsel, we all wish Rick and his husband Lowell a very happy and healthy retirement.”

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