As President and CEO of Ann Arbor State Bank, Mr. Schork brings with him more than 30 years of private banking, commercial real estate, administration and mortgage lending experience. From 1982 until 1998, he served as Vice President for Private Banking, Branch Administration and Mortgage Lending at Key Bank. In 1998, he made the move to Bank of Ann Arbor where he was First Vice President for Personal Banking, Branch Administration, and Retail and Wholesale Mortgage Lending until 2005. Peter Schork also gained extensive real estate experience with the Surovell Companies where he was President and Co-Founder of Surovell Settlement and Title Services Agency; Vice President for Edward Surovell Realtors; and, Manager and Co-Founder of Surovell Financial (Mortgage) Company from 2005 to 2008.
The banking industry is changing dramatically due to the tremendous advances in technology which allow immediate access to data and money movement as well as newly designed products that may or may not best serve the needs of the general public. Government regulation still lags behind industry enhancements and has created a turbulent environment for bankers and consumers. Unfortunately many banks are forgetting that it is their clients and shareholders— not technology and unrealistic profits — that their mission statements proclaim to serve. We, as a community bank, are driven to serve our clients, driven to provide a full array of services including access to the best consumer technology, and driven to provide access to fair and straightforward lending that will assist in growing and sustaining our community.
Among his many commitments to the community, Mr. Schork is a Director of the Ann Arbor Book Festival (2007 – present); was a long time Trustee and Past President/Chairman of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival (1996 – 2009); is a Member of the Festival's Finance Committee, is a Past President and Board member of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor (1988 – present); is a Past Trustee and Past Vice President of the Marnee and John Devine Foundation (1999 – 2009); is a Trustee of the Ray and Eleanor Cross Foundation (2001 – present); is Trustee, and President of the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti (2009 - present); is an Ann Arbor YMCA Strong Kids Campaigner (2007, 2008, and 2010) and acting as a captain in 2011; assists the Washtenaw United Way as a campaign solicitor (2008 to present);.
Mr. Schork is a 1984 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science. In 1989 he received his MBA in finance from Eastern Michigan University.