TCF Announces New Emerging Leaders Advisory Board

TCF Financial Corporation recently announced the creation of a new advisory board to help provide a young, fresh perspective and bridge the age gap in finance and modern banking. The Emerging Leaders Advisory Board will be made up of a group of young and diverse leaders representing government, community non-profits, business owners, and banking.


The new advisory board will be comprised of eight TCF team members and seven external members and will work closely with TCF executives and board members to shrink the generational gap in sectors of finance.


Working specifically in the areas of technology and relationships in banking; workplace culture; financial needs of future generations; and corporate social responsibility, the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board can help bring new ideas to the forefront.


“It is important that, as a bank, we hear the voices of our younger leaders who are already reshaping how we do business and interact with each other. We are excited to work with this talented and diverse group of individuals who are leaders in their professions and communities,” says Gary Torgow, executive chairman of TCF Financial Corp. “Their forward-thinking ideas will add a new dimension to our bank and help us to shape the way we think about banking for years to come.”


In addition to their advisory positions, the new coalition will also establish educational programs around financial literacy and financial wellness specifically geared towards generations of the future. They will also advise on methods to not only bring new talent to the state, but retain the existing talent at home. The coalition will also help to position the bank to be a socially responsible leader in the financial realm.


“There is an immense amount of talent on this board, and I am eager to see the contributions they will make across the bank,” says Stephen Steinour, Huntington Bancshares chairman, president and CEO. “At Huntington, we are committed to welcoming all generations and diversity of customers and talent, so the work of the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board is extremely important.”

2021 Emerging Leaders Advisory Board members

2021 Emerging Leaders Advisory Board members

Ghida Dagher

Director of Appointments

Executive Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan)

Rachid Elabed

Community Manager of Business Operations

ACCESS (Michigan)


Katarina Flathau

Volunteer & Strategic Giving Manager, Assistant Vice President

TCF Bank (Michigan)


Anne Kruger

Senior Legal Counsel, Vice President

TCF Bank (Minnesota)

Garrett Jackson

University Relations, Assistant Vice President

TCF Bank (Michigan)


Vance Jackson

Impact Development Officer

City of Detroit Mayor’s Office (Michigan)


Molly Greenheck

Sr. Organizational Effectiveness Specialist

TCF Bank (Minnesota)

Kamilia Landrum

Executive Director

Detroit Branch NAACP



Jonae’ Maxey


Maxey Real Estate Investments




Latrice McClendon

Director of Corporate Community Relations, Senior Vice President

TCF Bank (Michigan)


Austyn McElroy

Director, Customer Experience – Consumer, Vice President

TCF Bank (Minnesota)


Chelsea Neblett

Manager, Detroit Financial Empowerment Center

City of Detroit (Michigan)



Shauen Pearce

Economic Development & Inclusion Policy Director

City of Minneapolis (Minnesota)


Echo Propp

Sponsorship Market Manager

TCF Bank (Minnesota), Assistant Vice President

James Urquhart

Banking Center Manager, Officer

TCF Bank (Illinois)


Currently, each member on the board will serve a one-year term. There are now 15 members serving in the first class of the board.

The board is expected to expand after TCF and Huntington’s merger this years

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