ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to welcome Susan (Sue) Murphy, Vice President and Trust Officer, Adam J. Schlusler, Vice President and Wealth Advisor and Robert (Rob) Onesko, Vice President and Private Banker to the group the Bank’s expanding wealth management business.
“We are delighted to welcome Sue, Adam and Rob to our wealth management group,” said Kelly Potes, CEO of ChoiceOne. “With their extensive experience in wealth management, trust services and estate planning, they each bring tremendous resources to our expanding client base. Since completing two significant banking consolidations – the consolidation of Lakestone Bank & Trust with and into ChoiceOne Bank in May 2020 and the consolidation of Community Shores Bank with and into ChoiceOne Bank in October 2020, our wealth management group has experienced significant growth.”
Susan (Sue) Murphy, Vice President and Trust Officer, joins ChoiceOne with 25 years of experience as a Trust Officer. Most recently, she was a Trust Officer at TCF Bank (now The Huntington National Bank) for 13 years and a Trust Officer at Huntington National Bank for 12 years. In addition, she served as Director of Planned Giving for the Porter Hills Foundation for six years and for the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids for nearly two years.
Graduated from University of Toledo, Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is also a graduate of American Bankers Association – Trust School and National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University.
With a commitment to his community, Murphy has a long history of service. She was a former director of the Western Michigan Estate Planning Council for three years, a former director of the West Michigan Planned Giving Group for three years, a former director of the Holland Home Foundation for six years, a former director of the St. John Vianney Foundation for seven years and volunteer. at Crash’s Landing for two years.
Adam J. Schlusler, Vice President and Wealth Advisor, joins ChoiceOne with seven years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, Schlusler served as Vice President and Senior Director of Relationships with Huntington National Bank, where he was the primary relationship manager for high and ultra-high net worth clients and their families in Flint and area. of the Great Lakes Bay. Prior to joining the financial services industry, Schlusler was a practicing attorney, specializing in estate planning, probate, business and other litigation.
Schlusler holds a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies from Central Michigan University. Schlusler is also licensed to practice law in Michigan and has earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisory (CTFA) designation. offered by the American Bankers Association (ABA).
Active in his community, Schlusler is a member of the Michigan State Bar’s Character and Fitness Committee, a member of the Michigan Bankers Association Legal Counsel Committee, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lapeer County Education and Student Loans and Finance Committee Board Member. , member of the Policy and Staff Committee of the Central Church of the Nazarene.
Robert (Rob) Onesko, Vice President and Private Banker, joins ChoiceOne with over 19 years of banking experience in wealth management, corporate banking and retail banking, including multidisciplinary expertise in high net worth banking, loans, mortgages and the trust. Most recently, Onesko served as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development at Citizens State Bank in Royal Oak, and prior to that Vice President, Private Banker at Fifth Third Private Bank in Birmingham.
Onesko earned both his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources from Oakland University, Rochester.
Serving his community, Onesko is currently a board member of the Huntington Woods Men’s Club. He previously served as captain of the United Way from 2012 to 2019, chairman of the Berkley Downtown Development Authority from 2017 to 2018, and founding member of the Berkley Lions Club from 2013 to 2017.
The ChoiceOne Wealth Management Group is an area that has grown tremendously with bank consolidation, new scale, and an understandable need for family and business financial planning over these years. unprecedentedtime.
“Because we have always had an agile mindset, our new scale allows us to leverage our strength and pursue opportunities that will meet the needs of our growing customer base in our East and West markets,” Potes said. “We have now added Private Banking to this group, allowing us to offer these specialist services to our retail and business customers. We can offer a more personal connection to this group as well as more competitive rates and Sue, Adam and Rob’s expertise will certainly complement the exclusive amenities we now offer in our wealth management group at ChoiceOne.”