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Community Banker of the Year- Jay Dubey!

Our own President & CEO, Jay Dubey was honored at the most recent Community Bankers of Michigan conference with the Community Banker of the Year award! 

Congratulations Jay!  Read more about the honor below:

Jay Dubey, President and CEO, Thumb Bank & Trust, Receives 2018 “Best of Community Banking” Award 


TRAVERSE CITY — Mike Tierney, President of the Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM), announced that Jay Dubey received the “Best of Community Banking” Award for 2018. Dubey, President and CEO of Thumb Bank & Trust in Pigeon, received the honor at the Community Bankers of Michigan Annual Convention, held this week at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City.


“As President of the Community Bankers of Michigan, we are extremely honored to present this award to Jay Dubey,” said Tierney.  “Community banking is better having had Jay working 100% over the past forty years.”


“I am very honored by the recognition. It is especially humbling to be recognized by my peers, and by an organization that continues to be the voice of community banking in Michigan,” Dubey said. 


“Jay is a 1972 graduate of Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port High School, and earned his BS Degree from Michigan State University in 1976,” Tierney adds. “He began his banking career at Thumb National Bank in 1978, and is a graduate of the Perry School of Banking, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.”


Tierney praised Dubey’s commitment as a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Bankers of Michigan for many years, serving as Chairman in 2011. “His passion has been to serve CBM members as an advocate for fair banking laws in Congress and the State legislature, and he has traveled to Washington DC and Lansing many times to advocate for Community Bankers.  Jay has been a great board member for us. He always answers the call when our industry needs a champion. He knows his way around Lansing and Washington D.C. and he is a highly respected leader in Michigan banking circles.”


In the spirit of community banking Jay has been very active in his local community having served on several boards over the past forty years including Bluewater Thumb YFC, Bay Shore Camp, and Pigeon Chamber of Commerce.  Currently, Jay is a member and Past President of the Pigeon Rotary Club where he is also a Paul Harris Fellow.  He is also a board member and Past Chairman of the Scheurer Healthcare Network.


But his church, Salem United Methodist Church, is his top priority, serving in every capacity needed. Additionally, Jay and his wife Pam directed Bluewater Thumb YFC’s music group, “Cornerstone” for almost fifteen years.


Jay also plays bass guitar for a local rock band, “The Flashbacks,” which perform mainly for local charities.  Jay and his wife, Pam reside in Pigeon, and have two children and four grandchildren.


About “Best of Community Banking” Award

The “Best of Community Banking” Award is given each year at the Community Bankers of Michigan Annual Convention. The award recognizes the contributions and success of a Michigan community banker. Special recognition is given to community bankers who have made significant contributions to their communities and the community banking industry.


About Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM)

The Community Bankers of Michigan is a 250-member trade association serving community banks, and their financial services partners, throughout Michigan. With headquarters in East Lansing, Mich., the Community Bankers of Michiganis dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, professional education programs and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit http://www.cbofm.org

One Mission. Community Banks. 

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