Community Unity Bank (CUB) is a home-grown, FDIC-insured community bank in Oakland County, Michigan.

The story of CUB begins when former Oakland County Treasurer, CUB Co-Founder and CEO, Andy Meisner, noticed fewer and fewer locally owned banks due to industry consolidation. Combined with the lack of personal service and empathy he witnessed from the big banks when dealing with small local businesses during the Great Recession and COVID, Andy saw an opportunity to continue serving the people of Oakland Country, and Community Unity Bank was born.

CUB was formed by bringing together entrepreneurs from around Oakland County with diverse backgrounds to meet a growing need for small business lending. As business owners and executives, we know that access to capital means everything, and CUB was started to meet that need, lending during up cycles and down cycles.

At CUB, we believe that the goal of financial empowerment unifies our community and should be multigenerational. As such, we are committed to:

  • Being client-centric and service driven
  • Deploying state-of-the-art technology that’s easy to use
  • Providing value and reinvesting in the community
  • Being a model of excellence for financial institutions
  • Keeping your personal and financial information secure with advanced security measures

Most of all, we’re here to help. As your neighbor, we understand your unique needs. As a community bank, we are invested in your growth.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, reach out. We’re willing and ready to help in person, online, or over the phone.

 

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Andy Meisner Chief Executive Officer

Andy’s role: responsible for the daily supervision of the overall Bank, leadership of the management team and overall responsibility for management, direction and control of the Bank. Andy oversees the development of strategic plans, objectives and policies.

What CUB means to Andy: I have devoted my career to serving the public as Oakland County Treasurer and State Representative, and now I’m fortunate to continue that tradition in financial services as CEO and co-founder of Community Unity Bank. I’m passionate about supporting small businesses and families in and around Oakland County and being a champion for “less stress” approach to financial management and empowerment.


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Maria Dubiel Chief Credit Officer

Maria’s role: Oversee credit approval activity of the Bank

What CUB means to Maria: Being a part of the CUB team allows me to contribute to the financial well-being of individuals and businesses, helping them achieve their goals and dreams. Every day I have the privilege of working alongside a talented team of individuals who also share the same passion for serving our community. It is a platform for making a positive impact on people’s lives and contributing to the overall economic growth of my community.


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Tim Blazejewski Chief Financial Officer

Tim’s role: As CFO, Tim heads the financial, treasury, accounting, and financial reporting functions of Community Unity Bank. Tim brings 35-years of banking industry experience from several growth-oriented banks serving in key executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Corporate Treasurer.

What CUB means to Tim: Being part of a community bank is truly a rewarding experience where our leadership is local, enabling us to establish a strong connection with the neighborhoods we serve. Our tailored solutions are specifically designed with our clients’ needs and preferences in mind, offering a comprehensive range of products and services. We take pride in helping people achieve their goals to positively impact the lives of individuals and businesses in our community.


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Mikey Hale Chief Lending Officer, EVP

Mikey’s role: I lead the Commercial Lending Team where we are charged with responsibly growing CUB’s loan portfolio in Oakland County and the Metro Detroit area.

What CUB means to Mikey: CUB fills an important void in the banking market; access to community bankers who are truly committed to the needs of small business owners, and their families. Our professionals bring the expertise of a super-regional bank, with the customer centric focus of a community bank. CUB provides truly local decision making, and the technology to be responsive and flexible. Financial literacy and empowerment are a passion of mine, and a pillar of our business model.


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Michele Spear EVP, Chief Compliance Officer

Michele’s role: ensure and maintain CUB’s compliance with the letter and spirit of all applicable laws and regulations, including consumer protection laws.

What CUB means to Michele: I’m thrilled to work at a new bank that puts the customer at the center of its focus. This opportunity allows me to apply my existing knowledge and previous experience in the banking industry to find new ways to provide exceptional service to the community. This includes ensuring CUB complies with the letter and spirit of all applicable laws and regulations, including consumer protection laws.


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Jennifer Villemure VP Client Service Manager

Jennifer’s role: assist in all day-to-day banking needs of CUB’s commercial clients.

What CUB means to Jennifer: After over 20 years in Commercial and Private Banking at National, Regional and Community Banks, I have witnessed the true power of the community bank. Community Unity Bank will cater to the clients in our community and their individual banking needs and not be treated like a number. Being able to build a bank with systems and products that work and most importantly no 800 numbers for clients to call is a breath of fresh air. I look forward to watching the community grow and flourish right along with us.


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Gus Villemure Chief Morale Officer

Gus’ role: making our team and clients smile.

What CUB means to Gus: CUB is a place where I can make new friends and get lots of pets. I hope you and your furry friends come by to meet me!


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Ryan Oliver SVP Commercial Banking

Ryan’s role: assisting business entrepreneurs achieve their financial goals through solution-oriented banking product offerings.

What CUB means to Ryan: An experienced and enthusiastic banking team focused on local entrepreneurs in SE Michigan, providing the product set and knowledge of a larger institution without the high level of bureaucracy. A Community Bank with a commonsense approach, where clients have direct access to the decision makers.


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Lee Davey SVP Director of Retail Banking

Lee’s role: Leader of retail banking consisting of products and services, sales and branch banking.

What CUB means to Lee: CUB is a way to reimagine banking through financial wellness, financial literacy, and customized banking solutions that are designed to simplify doing business and achieving financial goals. The ability to leverage the convenience of digital technology to connect banking needs at home, work, or during travel allows us to provide modern amenities tailored to meet the needs of those we serve.


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Lauri DeGrove Loan Operations Manager

Lauri’s role: responsible for loan documentation, onboarding loans and serving all loan accounts.

What CUB means to Lauri: Cub represents a team of dedicated individuals working together who are committed to provide our community with exceptional, personalized customer service.  I am thrilled to be part of this team and look forward to working with our new clients.


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Mary Grace Medini Deposit Operations Manager

Mary’s Role: My primary role is managing, evaluating and maintaining quality control in the bank reports, new accounts and financial transaction monitoring systems in adherence to compliance and regulatory requirements. What CUB means to Mary: Being a part of a new organization and having the opportunity to contribute to its growth fills me with immense pride. I am eagerly looking forward to serving our customers and building long-lasting relationships. Building trust and providing exceptional service will at the forefront of my efforts. I am dedicated to making Community Unity Bank a thriving and respected institution.


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Eva Yaldo Customer Experience Manager

Eva’s Role: provide a range of banking services to customers including account management, client services and handle transactions. What CUB means to Eva: CUB means the world to me it allows me to make a positive impact on people’s financial lives, building strong relationships with clients, and contribute to the growth and stability of our community’s economy. I take pride in providing exceptional service, finding tailored solutions, and fostering a sense of trust that helps clients achieve their financial needs.


bank employee Malcolm

Malcolm Murry Accounting and Treasury Manager

Malcolm’s Role: I manage the financial, treasury, accounting, and financial reporting functions of Community Unity Bank under direct supervision of the CFO

CUB to Me: “CUB to me is a perfect storm of the perfect group of people. It’s like when you’re making a cake, every ingredient is necessary to the final product. Just as each member of our team is necessary to fulfilling our commitment to serving our community.”


Providing value and reinvesting in our community.

At CUB, we are passionate about contributing to the growth and financial empowerment of the communities we serve through purposeful donations and sponsorships.

We are particularly interested in proposals and donations that make our community a better place to live and do business, supporting financial education and empowerment for youth and underserved communities and diversity and inclusion programs. If your request falls into one or more of these areas, please upload your sponsorship / donation request and W-9 so our executive team can review your request and contact you within a timely manner.

 

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