Shelby State Bank announces promotions.

February 25, 2020

Shelby State Bank announces promotions.

SHELBY — Several officers at Shelby State Bank have recently been promoted. Shelby State Bank has offices in Oceana, Mason, Manistee, Newaygo and Muskegon counties. 


Ken Adamski, promoted to senior vice president and senior lender.  Adamski has been with Shelby State Bank since September 2018 and has over 23 years in credit and lending experience, primarily in the Muskegon County market as a commercial lender.  In addition to continuing his current role as a commercial lender, Adamski will also be responsible for oversight of the lending functions within the bank and leading the development of new business relationships within the bank’s markets.  He is a graduate of Ferris State University where he received bachelor of science degrees in accounting and computer information systems. He is treasurer of Muskegon Kiwanis Club, serves on the Muskegon Catholic School and St. Michael Parish Finance Committee, and lives in Muskegon with his wife and three children.


Sharon Blankenship, promoted to vice president and branch administrator.  Blankenship has been with Shelby State Bank since July 2017 and has over 40 years of banking experience.  In addition to the role of Montague branch manager, she will take on the responsibility of branch administration. Blankenship’s background includes branch administration and oversight at a larger institution for several years.  She graduated from Muskegon Community College with an associate degree in business management.  Blankenship is involved in her community as treasurer of the Montague Whitehall Rotary Club, member of White Lake Chamber of Commerce, a founder of the National Outdoor Women’s Organization and multiple other community organizations.  She was awarded the 2019 White Lake Lady Laker award, an award given to one woman each year for her outstanding service to the community.  Blankenship and her husband reside in Montague.


Janis Vanderputte, promoted to vice president compliance officer and information security officer. Vanderputte has been an employee of Shelby State Bank since June 2016.  Vanderputte will add the responsibility of information security oversight to her current responsibilities of managing the compliance and audit functions of the bank.  She has a background in various aspects of banking, including investment sales, as well as time spent as a bank examiner. Vanderputte was born and raised in west Michigan and earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business from Grand Valley State University. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  She resides in Whitehall with her husband and two young children.


Drew Maus, promoted to credit officer. Maus has been with Shelby State Bank since January 2017 as a credit analyst.  During this time, he has advanced in his position and knowledge.  He handles oversight of the Credit Department, including training of new staff, managing the workflow and working with lenders throughout the organization.  His responsibilities will now include formal oversight of the credit staff.  Maus received a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University.  He resides in the Muskegon area, where he was born and raised. In the community, Maus is an assistant coach for the junior varsity and varsity boys soccer teams at Fruitport High School.

“Shelby State Bank continues to excel in our market areas because of our exceptional employees, including these outstanding leaders who have recently been promoted,” said Mishelle Comstock, president and CEO of Shelby State Bank. “We look forward to the value they will continue to bring to the bank and our customers in the years ahead.”

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