Tri-Star Trust Bank Group

A Portrait of Our People

Get to know our people and you’ll soon understand what keeps our customers coming back. Their caring. Their commitment. Their professionalism. They know they have to earn your trust every day.

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Gene Pickelman, CFP®
Director, Founder, President

  • Over 30 years’ in banking and trusts, with 29 years directly related to trusts and
    investments
  • Earned CFP® designation from the College for Financial Planning in 1987
  • Asset Allocation Management Specialist, 2004
  • Graduate of Western Michigan University, School of Business Administration
  • National Trust School Graduate, Northwestern University
  • Community Activities
  • Meet Gene
  • Email Gene
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Larry L. Preston
Director, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 25 years’ in estate, business and retirement planning
  • Former Partner of Currie Kendall Polasky Meisel, PLC
  • University of Detroit, Juris Doctorate, cum laude; Member, Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University, high honors
  • Community Activities
  • Meet Larry
  • Email Larry

Cyndy Bellaver
Receptionist

  • Over 20 years’ experience in customer service
  • Associates in Liberal Arts, Macomb Community College
  • Graduate of Dale Carnegie and Stephen Covey training courses
  • Community Activities
  • Email Cyndy

Kylie Bos
Relationship Assistant

  • Over five years’ experience in customer service
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Management from
    Saginaw Valley State University, summa cum laude
  • Community Activities
  • Email Kylie
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Debbie Briguglio
Vice President, Relationship Officer and Secretary of the Corporation

  • Over 25 years’ in estate planning, retirement planning and trust services
  • Legal/Estate planning assistant, 1985-2000
  • Member of Institute of Certified Bankers
  • Graduate of Cannon Trust School
  • Community Activities
  • Meet Debbie
  • Email Debbie
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Andre Buckley, CFP®
Portfolio Manager and Trading Officer

  • Over 10 years’ management experience
  • Earned CFP® designation in 2014
  • Licensed agent: life, health and accident, property and casualty insurance
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Level 1 Candidate Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program
  • Community Activities
  • Email Andre
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Kyle Chapple
Investment Assistant

  • Over ten years’ experience in customer service
  • Over four years’ experience in mutual fund operations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Community Activities
  • Email Kyle
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Kay Cooper
Vice President and Director of Operations, Audit, & Compliance

  • Over 35 years’ experience in banking and trusts, with 20 years
    focused on trust operations
  • Tri-Star focus: trust operations, IT, and regulatory compliance
  • Former Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer, Manager,
    Retirement Plans Division, Citizens Bank
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Management from Saginaw Valley
    State University
  • Certified Retirement Services Professional, Institute of Certified Bankers
  • Graduate of Cannon Employee Benefit School
  • Community Activities
  • Email Kay

Jenny Diederich
Employee Benefits Assistant

  • Over 10 years’ experience in customer service
  • Over six years’ legal experience
  • Over four years’ experience in office management and secretarial duties
  • Community Activities
  • Email Jenny
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Kevin Dobson
Associate Portfolio Manager

  • Over three years’ experience as a Financial Analyst for Mobile Medical Response
  • Over two years’ experience as a Business Manager
    for the International Academy of Saginaw
  • Over a year of experience as the Special Education Finance Coordinator
    for the Saginaw Intermediate School District
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Community Activities
  • Email Kevin
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Renee Elliott
Relationship Assistant III

  • Over nine years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance from Baker College
  • Graduate of Frankenmuth High School
  • Community Activities
  • Email Renee
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Patty Enfield
Portfolio Manager and Investment Compliance Officer

  • Over 40 years’ of banking and trust experience,
    25 years directly related to investment management
  • Former Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager,
    Citizens Bank Wealth Management, East Lansing
  • Community Activities
  • Email Patty
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Adam Engel
Financial Reporting Associate

  • Over 11 years experience in accounting
  • Over eight years experience in the human resource field
  • Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (BPA), Saginaw Valley State University
  • Community Activities
  • Email Adam
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Claudia Flattery
Vice President and Director of Human Resources

  • Over 15 years’ experience in financial accounting
  • Over nine years’ experience in human resources
  • Master of Science, Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting from the University of Florida, with honors
  • Community Activities
  • Email Claudia
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Jenna Gaudreau
Receptionist

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Jane Hagen AIF, C(k)P, QPFC
Senior Vice President and Director of Retirement Plans

  • Over 25 years’ experience in banking and trusts/investments
    directly related to employee benefit plans and personal trust accounts
  • Former Vice-President and Trust Officer, Citizens Bank
  • C(k)P® Certified 401(k) Professional
  • AIF® Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Center for Fiduciary Studies
  • QPFC – Qualified Plan Financial Consultant, NAPA
  • Graduate, Cannon Trust, Employee Benefit School
  • Graduate, Delta College, Business Administration
  • Michigan Life Insurance License
  • Michigan Health Insurance License
  • Past NASD Series 6 / State Sec. 63 Licenses
  • Graduate of Great Lakes Bay Leadership Institute
  • Member of NAPA & Attends Annual NAPA 401(k) Summit
  • ASPPA Retirement Plan Fundamentals I & II Certificates
  • Member of Inforum (Professional Women’s Alliance)
  • Member of Women in Pension Network
  • Community Activities
  • Meet Jane
  • Email Jane
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Ann Hall
Relationship Management Support, Compliance Officer

  • Over 25 years’ experience in customer service
  • Over eight years’ experience in estate planning, probate,
    trust administration and real estate experience
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctorate, Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science from Central Michigan University
  • Member of Michigan Bar Association
  • Member of United States District Court, Eastern Division of Michigan
  • Member of United States District Court, Western Division of Michigan
  • Former Partner and Founding Member of Pathfinder Legal Services, PLC
  • Community Activities
  • Email Ann
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Laura Janson, QKA
Employee Benefits Analyst, Trust Officer

  • Over ten years’ experience in administering employee
    benefit plans
  • Over six years’ experience in management and customer service
  • Over twelve years’ experience in financial services
  • Past NASD Series 7 / State Sec. 66 Licenses
  • ASPPA Retirement Plan Fundamentals I & II Certificates
  • ASPPA Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation
  • Bachelor of Science from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Community Activities
  • Email Laura
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Rachelle Kell
Employee Benefits Administrator, Trust Officer

  • Over seven years’ experience in employee benefits and human resources
  • Over 10 years’ experience in the banking industry
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University
  • Community Activities
  • Email Rachelle
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Dawn Kenroy
Vice President, Relationship Manager

  • Over 10 years’ experience as Trust Officer/Administrator
    for personal/charitable trusts, probate estates, investment management accounts
    and IRAs
  • Former Assistant Vice President/Trust Officer,
    Citizens Bank Wealth Management, East Lansing/Jackson
  • 27 years’ experience as a Deputy Probate Register with Ingham County Probate
    Court in the estates/guardianship divisions, with two years’ experience as a
    Certified Court Reporter
  • Graduate of Cannon Trust School
  • Attended Lansing Community College and Baker College
    of Jackson
  • Community Activities
  • Email Dawn
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Jack Kidwell
Senior Vice President, Relationship Officer & Director of the Philanthropic Solutions Group

  • Over 25 years’ of trust administration, estate and charitable planning services
    experience
  • President and Partner of The Corinthian Group, LLC
  • Graduate of Valparaiso University with a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degrees
  • Graduate of the National Graduate Trust School
  • Certified Financial Services Counselor Designation since 1989
  • Community Activities
  • Meet Jack
  • Email Jack
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Mary Jo Krick, CTFA
Vice President and Relationship Officer

  • Over 30 years’ experience in banking and trusts
  • Former Vice President and Trust Officer at Citizens Bank
  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)
  • Graduate of Personal Trust School and Advanced Trust Investments,
    Cannon Financial Institute
  • Graduate of Northwood University
  • Community Activities
  • Meet Mary Jo
  • Email Mary Jo
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Cassie MacGregor
Marketing Assistant

  • Over five years’ experience in customer service
  • Associates in Business Administration, Northwood University
  • Bachelor of Marketing from Northwood University, summa cum laude
  • Community Activities
  • Email Cassie
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Bob Miller, CFA
Vice President and Portfolio Manager

  • Over 20 years’ experience in financial management
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute,
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Detroit
  • Community Activities
  • Email Bob
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Jon Pickelman, CFP®
Relationship Associate

  • Over three years’ experience in comprehensive financial planning
  • Earned CFP® designation in 2016
  • Master of Trust and Wealth Management from Campbell University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University
  • Community Activities
  • Email Jon
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Bobbi Putman, CFP®
Financial Planner

  • Over eight years’ experience in the financial services industry
  • Earned CFP® designation in 2012
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Baker College of Flint, MI
  • Associate of Business, Computer Information Systems from Baker College of Flint, MI
  • Community Activities
  • Email Bobbi
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Danielle Rousseau
Trust Administrative Assistant and Account Opening Specialist

  • Over nine years’ in trust administration
  • Over 13 years’ of management experience in the customer relations
    and service industry
  • Legal and estate planning assistant experience
  • Community Activities
  • Email Danielle
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Rocco Rucinski
Business Development Officer

  • Over 27 years’ experience in business development, customer service,
    and relationship building in the financial services and IT industries
  • Former Regional Vice President, Jackson National Life Insurance
  • Former National Agency Development Manager, Gleaner Life Insurance Society
  • Graduate of Michigan State University, Eli Broad School of Business
  • Michigan Life Insurance License
  • Michigan Health Insurance License
  • Past FINRA Series 6/State Security 63 Licenses
  • Past Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) License
  • Graduate of Frontline Leadership Training
  • Community Activities
  • Email Rocco
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Mason Sarosi
Relationship Assistant

  • Over two years’ experience in financial planning
  • Bachelor of Arts with a major in Business Finance and a minor in History, Kalamazoo College
  • Community Activities
  • Email Mason
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Joann Schofield
Relationship Assistant

  • Over 10 years’ experience as a paralegal specializing in estate and trust administration
  • Over six years’ experience as Chief Deputy Clerk with the Emmet County
    Clerk’s Office, Petoskey, Michigan
  • Over 10 years’ experience in retail management
  • Graduate of Lansing Community College, Paralegal Degree
  • Graduate of Michigan State University, James Madison College,
    Social Relations Degree
  • Community Activities
  • Email Joann
Seppanan, Greg

Gregory Seppanen CTFA, AIF®
Portfolio Manager and Trust Investment Officer

  • Over 10 years’ experience as a paralegal specializing in estate and trust administration
  • Over 13 years’ experience in financial services
  • Graduate of Cannon Financial Institute’s Personal Trust School
  • AIF® Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Center for Fiduciary Studies
  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, Institute of Certified Bankers
  • Community Activities
  • Email Gregory
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Anthony Taylor
Vice President, Director of Personal Trust Administration and Relationship Manager

  • Over five years’ experience in project management, customer service
    and relationship building
  • Over three years’ experience in contract management
  • Master of Science, Administration from
    Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology from Hope College
  • Graduate of School for International Training
  • Former Medical Education Manager
    of Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners
  • Community Activities
  • Email Anthony
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Steven Witten
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

  • Over 15 years’ experience in investment management and financial services
  • Master of Business Administration
    from Texas Christian University’s M.J. Neeley School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science, Economics from Tarleton State University
  • Former Vice President, Investment Management
    at Security National Bank Wealth Management
  • Community Activities
  • Email Steven
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Sandy Worner, CFP®
Vice President and Director of Financial Planning

  • Over 30 years’ as a CPA, with the last 14 years focused on personal financial planning
  • Leadership Saginaw, Class of 2011
  • Earned CFP® designation in 2008
  • Master of Business Administration, Northwood University
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting from the University of Illinois, magna cum laude
  • Community Activities
  • Meet Sandy
  • Email Sandy
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William Zank
Relationship Assistant

  • One year experience in financial planning
  • Bachelor of Personal Financial Planning and a minor in Finance, Central Michigan University
  • Community Activities
  • Email William

“Most important to me are Tri-Star Trust Bank’s people. They are local and maybe that’s why I have found they are approachable, friendly and diligent in providing personal services.”