ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Vice President, Commercial & Medical Loan Officer Alex Shoemaker has been named one of the 14 Under 40 in The County Press Progress Edition 2022. This honor recognizes the Faces of the Future in Lapeer County that demonstrate progress.
As Vice President, Commercial & Medical Loan Officer (East Market), Shoemaker is responsible for managing a loan portfolio of high value business customers with a focus on medical lending such as doctors, dentists, and veterinarians with a consultative approach to meeting their goals and needs.
“This honor is focused on professionals who choose to make a career in Lapeer County,” said ChoiceOne Bank President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “Alex has excelled in his career in ChoiceOne’s East Market and has always focused his efforts on helping his clients progress personally and professionally.”
Shoemaker joined ChoiceOne 12 years ago and has worked in a variety of different departments including branches, accounting, credit, mortgages, commercial lending, and most recently as a Trust Officer in Wealth Management.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Shoemaker has a Master of Business Administration. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan. Shoemaker is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking and has received his Cannon Trust designations I and II from the Cannon Financial Institute. Shoemaker is Treasurer in the Lapeer Optimist Club and the Treasurer of Lapeer Team Work, Inc. He also serves as a member of the Finance Committee for the Four County Community Foundation.
“This year, especially, you’ll notice that those featured in the 14 Under 40 in The County Press Progress Edition 2022 sought out a career in Lapeer County or were drawn to the county because the career they wanted is here,” noted View Newspaper Group Brand Manager Emily Caswell. “That’s pretty cool and it’s great news for the future of Lapeer County. Another thing that struck me while reading this year’s responses — almost everyone mentioned other people when describing what Progress means to them. After the past two years of isolation, this group clearly sees the benefits for working with others to get the job done. I’d say that’s another good sign for the future of the county.”
When asked what Progress means to him, Shoemaker responded, “Progress is multi-faceted and involves the improvement of oneself, family or community. This means accomplishing personal or professional goals, creating a better future for your family or building a better community. Ideally, all three align so we keep moving forward for the betterment of all.”