Craig Sutherland joins Arbor Financial as Senior Commercial Lender

KALAMAZOO, MI (February 12, 2020) — Arbor Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Craig Sutherland as the organization’s Senior Commercial Lender in the Kent County market. Sutherland comes to Arbor Financial with 15 years of experience in commercial banking and financial services. Prior to Arbor Financial, Sutherland’s most recently worked at Bank of America as a Vice President in the Business Banking space. Sutherland has been a Grand Rapids resident for seven years and is active with various business and charitable organizations in the area.

As Senior Commercial Lender, Sutherland’s primary responsibilities will include commercial credit origination and business development. Sutherland’s expertise is in commercial credit origination with a detailed focus on healthcare lending, such as family medical practices, dentists, and oral surgeons.

Judith Robbins, Vice President of Commercial and Private Banking, says, “Craig’s expertise in the healthcare segment, specifically financing acquisitions, will enhance Arbor’s presence in this industry. He also brings a deep understanding of Commercial Real Estate transactions. As Arbor has recently entered the Kent County market, Craig’s skill set will be a differentiator among the other financial institutions. I am delighted to have Craig join the Arbor team with his knowledge and contacts in the Grand Rapids area.”

Upon joining Arbor Financial, Sutherland says that he is, “very excited for the ability to make lending decisions locally, and to work with a nimble and growing commercial lending team. I enjoy the family atmosphere and close-knit Arbor team.” In his free time, Sutherland says that he is an avid home cook, enjoys practicing yoga with his wife, attending his son’s sporting events, and playing basketball.

Craig Sutherland.

About Arbor Financial Credit Union

Arbor Financial Credit Union offers a complete range of financial services including personal, mortgage, and business accounts. Arbor’s purpose is to grow the financial well-being of their members. Founded in 1935, Arbor now has over 46,288 members throughout Michigan with assets of $903 million and growing. You can visit to learn how you can GET MORE with Arbor Financial Credit Union.


Michaela Tuttle
Marketing Specialist
1551 South 9th Street
Kalamazoo MI 49009
t: 269.544.3404

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