ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., and ChoiceOne Bank are pleased to announce the promotions of Laurie Demanuel to Vice President, Regional Manager, Cherry Newlon to Vice President, Commercial Loans Operations Manager and Olivia Phillips to Wealth Advisor.
“It is a pleasure to announce the promotions of Laurie and Cherry to Vice Presidents and Olivia to Wealth Advisor,” said ChoiceOne President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “Both Laurie and Cherry have excelled in their management positions over the years. Olivia has progressed rapidly in her role as Wealth Advisor. These women continue to demonstrate their commitment to our Mission to provide superior service, quality advice and show utmost respect to everyone we meet. As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary this year, Laurie, Cherry and Olivia will play significant roles in our continued growth in Michigan.”
Laurie Demanuel, promoted to Vice President Regional Manager (East Market)
Laurie joined ChoiceOne over 22 years ago as Assistant Branch Manager of the Armada Office and was quickly promoted to Branch Manager. In 2010, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Yale Office and in 2015 she became Manager of the Memphis Office. In 2022, Demanuel was promoted to Assistant Vice President Regional Manager of the Armada, Capac, Emmett, Memphis and Yale Offices. In her current position she will oversee these offices.
With a banking career that started in 1986, Demanuel has held various positions with two other banks in Southeast Michigan. She is a graduate of the Michigan Bankers Association Perry School of Banking, Lansing. Demanuel also completed Quality Service and Leadership Training at St. Clair County Community College and completed the Principles of Banking 1 & 2, Accounting 1 & 2, and Bank Auditing through the American Institute of Banking, now offered through the American Bankers Association.
Cherry Newlon, promoted to Vice President, Commercial Loan Operations Manager (East & West Markets)
Cherry joined ChoiceOne in 1996 as a Data Processing Operator and progressed into Retail, Consumer, and Commercial Loan Processing roles including Loan Operations Officer. In 2015, Newlon was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Loan Operations Manager.
Newlon has an Associate Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Baker College, Flint. She is also a graduate of the Michigan Bankers Association Perry School of Banking, Lansing. Newlon is a board member of the Habitat for Humanity, Lapeer-Tuscola County and a RCIA children’s facilitator for St. John Parish, Davison.
Olivia Phillips, promoted to Wealth Advisor, (East Market)
Olivia began her banking career with ChoiceOne as an intern in May 2021 and quickly advanced to a Universal Banker in October 2021. She joined the Wealth team as an intern in 2022.
Phillips has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) with a focus in Accounting and Finance. She is active in the Lapeer County Community Foundation and previously served as Chair of the Youth Advisory Committee. Phillips also participated in the Seidman Mentorship Program for two years through GVSU, mentoring incoming freshman and partnered with professionals in the Grand Rapids area.