Valentine joins First Bank team

Robert Valentine

ESCANABA — Todd Maki, president and CEO, and Ben Zyburt, senior vice president and manager of the Investment Management Group, First Bank, Upper Michigan, have announced that Robert Valentine joined the bank’s Investment Management Group as the institutional investment officer.

Valentine had been with the city of Escanaba as treasurer for 28 years. He earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s of science degree in finance from Northern Michigan University.

Valentine specializes in the areas of pension fund investment portfolio management, governmental cash management and surplus funds investing.

“Bob … has managed pension plan portfolios and will be working with foundations, endowments, governmental agencies and pension funds to structure investment portfolios to a client’s individual needs,” Maki said in a press release.

Valentine will be headquartered at First Bank’s Third Avenue North office in Escanaba but will be available to meet with clients throughout the Upper Peninsula.


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