Gerald R. Johnson, Jr.

Executive Director of Business School at Hanover College

Gerald R. Johnson, Jr.

Gerald R. Johnson, Jr.

Executive Director of Business School at Hanover College

Biography

Mr. Johnson has over 36 years experience in the financial service industry, including 34 years of commercial banking experience. Mr. Johnson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of FMB-Grand Rapids in 1986, and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to May of 1997, when he resigned to organize Mercantile. Mr. Johnson served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile and the Bank from their inception through 1998, and since the beginning of 1999 has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile and Chairman of the Board of the Bank. In the Grand Rapids market, prior to joining FMB-Grand Rapids, Mr. Johnson was employed in various lending capacities by Union Bank (now part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.), Pacesetter Bank-Grand Rapids (now part of Fifth Third Bancorp) and Manufacturers Bank (now part of Comerica Bank). He currently serves as Chairman of H.H.S. Health Options, Inc., Chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, Chairman of the West Michigan Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association and Secretary of the Girl Scouts of Michigan Trails. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance, the Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance Foundation, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Symphony. He serves on the Hanover College Board of Trustees and the Grand Valley University Foundation Board of Trustees. He is affiliated with inFORUM professional women's alliance, Grand Rapids Rotary Club and the Economic Development Foundation. Mr. Johnson has been a member of our Board of Directors since 1997. On May 24, 2007, Mercantile Bank Corporation announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gerald R. Johnson, Jr., will retire from his positions as a director, officer and employee of Mercantile and its subsidiaries, effective June 30, 2007.

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Career Highlights

Hanover College
Mercantile Bank Corp.

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185

Primary Location

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1947 - Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Age

71

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Founder at Mercantile Bank Corp.

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Member, Board of Directors at Mercantile Bank Corp.

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Founder at dHayesGroup LLC

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Principal Director at Indiana University Foundation

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Owner at Central Industrial Corp.

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Former President at SF Electronic Supply, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President at Fifth Third Bancorp

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Regional Chairman at German American Bancorp, Inc.

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Chairman, Co-President & Chief Executive Officer at Fresh Encounter, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Seton Health Center Foundation

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Gerald R. Johnson, Jr.
Executive Director of Business School at Hanover College
Education
Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1969

Hanover College is a premier, private, liberal arts institution that overlooks the Ohio River from one of the nation’s most scenic campuses. Our curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to over 30 majors including the opportunity to design your own.

Career History
Executive Director of Business School
2004 - ?

Hanover College is a premier, private, liberal arts institution that overlooks the Ohio River from one of the nation’s most scenic campuses. Our curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to over 30 majors including the opportunity to design your own.

Co-Founder
1997 - 2007

Mercantile Bank Corp. operates as a bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan. It offers checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, mobile and Internet banking, business loans, mobile wallet, health savings account, and treasury management services. The company was founded on July 15, 1997 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
1997 - 2007

Mercantile Bank Corp. operates as a bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan. It offers checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, mobile and Internet banking, business loans, mobile wallet, health savings account, and treasury management services. The company was founded on July 15, 1997 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Chairman
Prior

Mercantile Bank of Michigan provides financial products and services. The firm offers checking, savings, and student accounts. Its lending portfolio includes mortgage loan products; consumer loans, such as home equity, automobile, recreational vehicle, personal, and overdraft protection loans; and business loans comprising small business administration financing options. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Member, Board of Trustees
2004 - Current

Hanover College is a premier, private, liberal arts institution that overlooks the Ohio River from one of the nation’s most scenic campuses. Our curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to over 30 majors including the opportunity to design your own.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current
Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

A group of individuals from the fields of medicine, education and public health came together in 1948 and decided to serve the need in Michigan for people with epilepsy. They formed an organization that specialized and focused on this neurological condition, and now 60 years later, we at the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan continue to fight and advocate for those with epilepsy with the same commitment and passion that characterized our founders.

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2007

A group of individuals from the fields of medicine, education and public health came together in 1948 and decided to serve the need in Michigan for people with epilepsy. They formed an organization that specialized and focused on this neurological condition, and now 60 years later, we at the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan continue to fight and advocate for those with epilepsy with the same commitment and passion that characterized our founders.

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