First Independence Bank Taps James T. Dunn Esq. and Dimitrius M. Hutcherson For Executive Roles

The start of the new decade brings two new leaders to First Independence Bank. These leaders will strengthen the organization to deliver products and services in a rapidly changing environment while integrating technology.

James T. Dunn, Esq. will serve as Chief Operating Officer of First Independence Bank

Jim Dunn’s professional expertise is in the legal and banking sector. Having successful runs at The Private Bank, Strobl & Sharp, P. C., and Talmer Bank & Trust, where he served as Executive Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer, Dunn will provide leadership as Chief Operating Officer of First Independence. He will report directly to the chairman & CEO. In his new role, he is responsible for the commercial and residential loan operations, municipal depository relationships, and the finance department. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University.

Dimitrius M. Hutcherson will serve as Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Technology Officer of First Independence Bank.

Dimitrius M. Hutcherson has an extensive and successful career in the banking and business industry. He held roles at organizations such as PNC Bank, Deloitte, GMAC, Freddie Mac, and most recently Comerica where he was Vice President Middle Market Banking. He will report directly to the chairman & CEO. Hutcherson will be responsible for providing leadership to new technology integration, branch management, human resources, Treasury management, retail and treasury depository relationships, information technology operations, and external relations. Hutcherson graduated from Harvard with an MBA concentrating in finance and strategy, and Morehouse with a B.A. in Finance.

“We are excited to have two high-quality bankers like Jim and Dimitrius join the First Independence family. Their experiences and skills will allow us to continue to serve the community while building a reputation of being a well-managed institution meeting the needs of our customers,” said Kenneth Kelly, chairman & CEO.


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