KCSB honors bank’s CEO on anniversary

Kalamazoo County State Bank has honored its president and CEO, D. Scott Hines, for his 20th anniversary at the bank, which is observing its 115th anniversary.

“It’s hard to believe that I have been in banking for 36 years,” said Hines. “It seems like a short time ago, but now 20 years have passed since talking with then-CEO Jim MacPhee about a possible move to KCSB.“

Hines had worked for 16 years at First National Bank of Three Rivers, working up to senior vice president and chief financial officer. “Jim and I discussed working for KCSB, and shortly after, I started my new career at KCSB in August of 2003. I soon realized that the move to KCSB was the right job move for me.”

Hines was promoted to bank president in 2015 and also to CEO in 2016. “It’s been a fun and challenging 7½ years as KCSB president and CEO,” said Hines. “Since taking over as president and CEO, the bank has grown by about 35% with assets holding steady around $125 million. We came through the COVID pandemic in good shape, and we are now working our way through this inflationary period in which we have seen the quickest interest rate increases in over 40 years. Banking has been a wonderful career for me. It is satisfying to help so many people meet their financial goals, whether that be business owners or consumer customers.”

Hines has a master’s of business administration in finance from Western Michigan University and a bachelor of science in business administration from Olivet Nazarene University, Illinois.

Hines serves on the board of the Schoolcraft Downtown Development Authority, is a past long-time member of Rotary and Jaycees and past board member and treasurer of his church. Scott and his wife, Laurie, have two daughters. They live in Three Rivers.

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