Jacob W. Haas - Chairman, Ann Arbor State Bank

Jacob W. Haas Chairman, Ann Arbor State Bank

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Jake Haas earned his Bachelor of architecture and design degree from the University of Michigan in 1971. He is the owner/operator of Airport Plaza Industrial Park, a 37-building multi-tenant business facility. He is also owner/operator of Saline Construction Company and has been involved in a number of small business start-ups.

I am a staunch supporter of the free enterprise system and believe that the strength of this country’s economy is greatly impacted by the success or failure of small businesses. We, as a community bank, can positively affect the success of these businesses by providing the guidance and support they need to thrive.

Jake spent 25 years as a Director of Ann Arbor Machine Company. He has served on the Dexter School Board, Greenhills School Board of Trustees and was a founding member of the South and West Washtenaw Consortium student building program. He is also a former member of Washtenaw Development Council and a financial supporter of a variety of local charitable organizations and efforts.

Jake currently serves as President of Forest Hills Cemetery and is a member of the TRI (Therapeutic Riding, Inc.) Board of Directors as well as the HVA Finance Committee.