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CNB Announces Recent Branch Leadership Vice President Promotions

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John R. Waldron, President and CEO of County National Bank (“CNB”), is pleased to announce the recent promotions of several members of the CNB team.

Craig R. Burlingame has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Branch Officer for CNB’s Homer branch. Craig joined CNB in 2002 and has 27 years of banking experience in branch management and lending. Craig has successfully expanded CNB’s presence in Homer and neighboring communities, garnering clients in Marshall, Albion, Tekonsha and beyond. Year over year, Craig continues to deliver solid deposit and loan production. 

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hillsdale College, where he majored in business admnistration. Craig serves the Homer community as a member of the Homer Lions Club, Homer Recycle Center, Homer Chamber of Commerce, and the Homer DDA.  Craig also volunteers at Homer High School, preparing students for the future with guidance on financial literacy.

Michelle L. Caldwell has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Branch Officer for CNB’s Litchfield branch. Michelle has 26 years of banking experience and joined County National Bank in 2001 as the Litchfield Branch Manager. Michelle has a personal background in agriculture and is able to naturally connect with the diverse customer base in the Litchfield area.  She excels at building and maintaining trusting relationships with clients, and consistently meets performance goals in generating income for CNB.

Michelle is a graduate of Northwestern Michigan University in Traverse City. She is active in the Litchfield community, having served for 20 years as a member of the Litchfield Rotary Club, 15 years as treasurer for Sweet Corn Days, 14 years on Litchfield Township Planning Commission, and four years as a board member of the Litchfield Library.

Donald W. Germann has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Branch Officer for CNB’s Jonesville branch. Don has 29 years of banking experience in management and lending, and has been at the helm of CNB in Jonesville since 2003. Don is a staunch advocate for economic development activities in Hillsdale County, and is committed to serving the needs of the community while providing exemplary service to his clients.

Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Defiance College and has completed several courses through the Michigan Bankers Association. Don is an active community member, serving as a board member of the Coldwater Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, board secretary for the Branch County Community Foundation, and serves as treasurer of the Jonesville Lions Club. He also volunteers for a number of other community organizations, including the Jonesville Downtown Development Authority and the Hillsdale County Economic Development Partnership.

Erica R. Johnson has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Branch Officer for CNB’s Horton Road branch in Jackson. Erica has 25 years of banking experience in management and investment services, and has led CNB’s Horton Road branch for four years. Growing and maintaining relationships with both business and personal clients is one Erica’s many strengths, and she focuses on the “big picture” for all clients. Erica excels in business development, continually meeting and exceeding goals. She also works closely with the CNB Consumer Loan Department to secure lending solutions for CNB’s clients.

Erica has completed several hours of continuing education in financial planning, estate planning, and financial ethics, as well as recently attending the “Bridges Out of Poverty” training workshop. She understands the importance of engaging nonprofits and business owners in the trades, and she serves the community as a member of the Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity’s Homebuyer Selection Committee.