Lake Michigan Credit Union hires Al Zelinski as Senior Vice President of Commercial Loans

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 11, 2014) — Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Al Zelinski as senior vice president of commercial loans. Zelinski will join LMCU’s Traverse City, MI office.

A Traverse City native and +25-year finance industry professional, Zelinski previously worked for First of America Bank, Traverse City State Bank and First Community Bank.

LMCU’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Mark Hoffhines, is excited to have Zelinski’s background and skill set to draw upon. “Al is a Traverse City native with a wealth of local banking and finance experience, and is incredibly well-connected. His lengthy history of community involvement and thorough knowledge of the local business climate make him a valuable asset for LMCU as we explore commercial lending opportunities in northwest Michigan.”

Anxious to make his mark in northwest Michigan with LMCU, Zelinski said, “I feel very fortunate to work for a company that not only offers superior products but also takes a ‘let’s make this work’ approach to business financing.  I’m supported by an energetic team of commercial lending professionals that enable the approval and closing of loans internally, along with providing hands-on management of our clients’ day-to-day needs.”

Zelinski serves on the foundation boards of Northwestern Michigan College and Grand Traverse Area Schools.  He is also a member of the Traverse City Rotary club.

Founded in 1933, Lake Michigan Credit Union is one of the largest financial institutions headquartered in Michigan. With a staff of over 800, LMCU’s assets exceed $3.1 billion, with a mortgage serviced portfolio of over $4.2 billion. With over 283,000 customers, LMCU has 37 convenient branch locations – including Traverse City, Norton Shores, Farmington Hills and Troy – and nearly 100 ATMs in west Michigan, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph – plus dedicated mortgage offices in Saginaw, Livonia and Grand Blanc. LMCU provides a full-range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to mortgages, commercial loans, insurance and investment services. To find out more, please visit

Media Contact:
Tim Perry, Senior Marketing Copywriter
Lake Michigan Credit Union
(616) 242- 9774 x 6891

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