Maki named First Bank president

GLADSTONE — The board of directors of First Bancshares Corporation appointed Todd D. Maki the new president & CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan effective March 1, announced Jeanine K. Dagenais, chairperson.

In fourth quarter 2017, Northern Michigan Bank & Trust and First Bank, Upper Michigan, both owned by parent company First Bancshares, merged their organizations. First Bank, Upper Michigan now has ten locations, including two in Gladstone and Escanaba, as well as locations in Garden, Bark River, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Marquette and Ishpeming.

Todd Maki has most recently served as the South Central Regional President of First Bank, and prior to that President & CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan subsequent to the merger with Northern Michigan Bank & Trust. He has been with the organization for 20 years, and is a lead commercial lender.

Prior to his employment with First Bank, Maki served the communities of Ishpeming and Escanaba at Michigan Financial Corporation in the areas of lending and management. He is a graduate of Northern Michigan University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management. Maki is a graduate of the Northern Michigan School of Banking as well as the Michigan Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. Originally from Ishpeming, he resides in Gladstone with wife, Lisa, and three children. He is a member of the Escanaba Rotary Club and coaches youth sports