James (Jim) Phelps - 1st Vice President, Commercial Banking
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James (Jim) Phelps 1st Vice President, Commercial Banking

As 1st Vice President of Business Banking, Jim is responsible for gathering deposits and making loans to commercial enterprises located primarily in Washtenaw County.

In the bank’s 10 plus years of operation, I have been able to work with many great businesses in the community. I believe our lending team provides exceptional service that goes above and beyond what may be received at other institutions. The team’s focus is always on service and personal interaction as the bank continues to grow and offer additional products!

Jim brings with him more than 20 years of local banking experience, He comes to Ann Arbor State Bank from Key Bank, where he served as Senior Relationship Manager – Business Banking for five and a half years and managed a client portfolio of more than 100 commercial accounts. Jim gained additional banking experience as Commercial Relationship Manager at Society Bank. He also served as Credit Analyst, Credit Department Assistant Manager and Relationship Manager at Michigan National Bank from 1988 to 1994. Jim also worked as a golf pro at Stonebridge Golf Club for six seasons.

Jim is a graduate of Albion College.  He is a Director and the Treasurer of the SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor. He and his wife Karen live in Saline.