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ChoiceOne Bank Announces Leadership Positions & Welcomes Egelston Branch Manager

ChoiceOne Bank (NASDAQ: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Ana Peña to Assistant Vice President, Community Development Program Manager, Kelly Andry to Credit Team Lead Officer, Melissa Hopkins to Credit Team Lead Officer and Kevin Smith to Credit Team Lead Officer. The Bank also welcomes Erin Sova as Branch Manager of the Egelston Office.

“It is a pleasure to congratulate Ana, Kelly, Melissa and Kevin on their promotions and welcome Erin to ChoiceOne,” said ChoiceOne President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “As we grow our footprint across Michigan, it’s important to broaden our levels of service and expertise to fulfil our Mission to provide superior service, quality advice and show our utmost respect to everyone we meet. These individuals have significant experience in their respective fields and will help us maintain our Vision to be the best bank in Michigan.”

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Ana Peña is promoted to Assistant Vice President, Community Development Program Manager.

Peña joined ChoiceOne as a Community Development Officer in 2023, with nearly 20 years of experience working in the banking industry and nonprofit sector. Prior to joining ChoiceOne, Peña was a Certified HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) Housing Counselor for Community Action House in Holland, where she facilitated homebuyer classes and financial literacy workshops for individuals and families to improve financial acumen by providing tools to budget, better understand credit, and money management. Prior to her work with Community Action House, Peña was a Personal Banker, Mortgage Consultant and a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Lender for several large regional banks. Peña has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fordham University, New York City. Active in her community, and as part of the Christian congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Peña volunteers to help her neighbors learn about the bible.

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Kelly Andry is promoted to Senior Credit Analyst II/Credit Team Lead Officer, West Market.

She joined ChoiceOne over 10 years ago as a Credit Analyst and was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst II/ Team Lead in 2020. Andry received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University, East Lansing. She is Credit Risk Certified, a professional certification awarded by the Risk Management Association (RMA). Active in her community, Andry is a volunteer with Hand-to-Hand, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), and her church. She is also Team Manager for her daughter’s travel soccer team.

Melissa Hopkins

Melissa Hopkins is promoted to Senior Credit Analyst II/Credit Team Lead Officer, East Market.

She joined ChoiceOne 28 years ago. Starting as a Teller, Hopkins has held various loan positions throughout her career including Mortgage Processor, Mortgage Loan Originator and Small Business Lender. She became a Credit Analyst in 2016. Hopkins earned an Associate in Business Management from Baker College, Port Huron. She also graduated from the the MBA Perry Schools of Banking, Lansing. Hopkins is Credit Risk Certified, a professional certification awarded by the Risk Management Association (RMA). Giving back to her community, Hopkins has been serving as the Treasurer of the Mussey Township Fire Department Woman’s Auxiliary for 27 years.

Kevin Smith Headshot

Kevin Smith is promoted to Senior Credit Analyst II/Credit Team Lead Officer, West Market.

He joined ChoiceOne in 2021 as a Senior Credit Analyst. Before joining ChoiceOne, Smith worked as Credit Analyst and Senior Credit Analyst for two regional banks in West Michigan. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.

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Erin Sova joins ChoiceOne as Branch Manager, Egelston Office, West Market.

She begins her career with ChoiceOne with 15 years of banking experience at two regional banks in West Michigan. She started her banking profession as a Personal Banker and progressed to Senior Relationship Banker. Sova earned an Associate of Applied Science from Baker College, Muskegon. Active in her community, she is the Treasurer for the Coopersville Cares Board of Directors and a Special Needs Mentor for Friendship Ministry in Coopersville.

About ChoiceOne

ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Sparta, Michigan, and the parent corporation of ChoiceOne Bank. Member FDIC. ChoiceOne Bank operates 35 offices in parts of Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Lapeer, St. Clair, Macomb, and Oakland counties. ChoiceOne is an approximately $2.6 billion-asset bank holding company making it the eighth largest bank holding company in Michigan based on asset size. ChoiceOne Bank offers insurance and investment products through its subsidiary, ChoiceOne Insurance Agencies, Inc. ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “COFS.” For more information, please visit Investor Relations at ChoiceOne’s website choiceone.bank.

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