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Level One Bank Hires Craig Sutherland as VP, Commercial Banker

Posted on: January 18, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., - Level One Bank, a leading community bank in Michigan, has hired Craig Sutherland as VP, Commercial Banker. The announcement was made by Gregory A. Wernette, Chief Lending Officer of Level One Bank.  

Sutherland joins Level One Bank’s growing commercial banking division in Grand Rapids. As a commercial banker, Sutherland will contribute to the Bank’s success through the development and management of commercial banking relationships. He brings with him over 15 years of experience in the banking industry and will primarily serve small and middle market businesses in West Michigan. 

Prior to joining Level One Bank, Sutherland most recently served as Senior Commercial Lender at Arbor Financial Credit Union. His main responsibilities were developing new commercial lending opportunities, managing existing client relationships, and building brand awareness in the company’s growing Grand Rapids market.

Sutherland is actively involved in the Grand Rapids community, where he serves on the fundraising committee for the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan and serves on the Technology Task Force for The Right Place. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from Western Michigan University and resides in Grand Rapids.

About Level One Bank

Level One Bank is a full-service commercial and consumer bank headquartered in Michigan with assets of approximately $2.54 billion as of September 30, 2021. It operates sixteen banking centers throughout Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Jackson and provides a variety of commercial, small business, and consumer banking services. Level One Bank’s success has been recognized both locally and nationally as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) “Community Lender of the Year,” one of American Banker Magazine’s “Top 200 Community Banks in the Nation,” one of Metro Detroit’s “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” and more. Level One Bank’s business banking division provides a broad spectrum of products including lines of credit, term loans, leases, commercial mortgages, SBA loans, MEDC loans, export-import financing, and a full suite of treasury management services. The consumer banking division offers a range of personal checking, savings and CD products and a complete array of consumer loan products including residential mortgages, new construction and renovation loans, home equity lines of credit, auto loans, and credit card services. Level One Bank offers a variety of digital banking services including online banking, robust mobile banking apps, online account opening and online loan applications for individuals and businesses. Level One Bank offers the sophistication of a big bank, the heart of a community bank, and the spirit of an entrepreneur. For more information, visit

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