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Derek Aten and Michael Sytsma
July 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Derek Aten, Comerica Bank Vice President, a graduate of Central Michigan University (B.S.B.A.) and Grand Valley State University (M.B.A.), joined Comerica in 2011 and has been in banking for over 15 years. He serves in Comerica’s Business Banking Group in Grand Rapids, working with companies that operate in a diverse range of industries.
Derek currently serves as President for the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids and is its second-youngest President in the Club’s 103 year history. He has served on numerous committees and for five years chaired its STRIVE Program, which provides mentoring and scholarship opportunities for at-risk high school students. Derek has also been involved with The First Tee of West Michigan, which teaches inner-city youth the game of golf and core life values such as sportsmanship and honesty. He served on the organization’s original Board of Directors.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Derek enjoys the company of family and friends, coaching youth sports, golfing, traveling and cheering on the MSU Spartans. He and his wife of 14 years, Jennifer, reside in Grandville with their children, Elyssa and Dylan.
Michael Sytsma, Senior Vice President, Chemical Bank.