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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Torgow

60 2016 Chairman of the Board

David Provost

63 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Shafer

59 2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

Dennis Klaeser

60 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Sandra Kuohn

Chief Human Resource Officer for the Corporation and Chemical Bank

Kathleen Wendt

44 2017 Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Corporation and Chemical Bank

William Collins

65 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gregory Bixby

52 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Delivery Officer

Timothy Regan

56 2017 Chief Risk Officer of the Corporation and Chemical Bank

Robert Rathbun

54 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Customer Experience

Daniel Terpsma

63 2015 Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending - Chemical Bank

James Tomczyk

65 2005 Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer of Chemical Bank

Franklin Wheatlake

70 2014 Lead Independent Director

Richard Lievense

64 2015 Director

James Fitterling

56 2010 Independent Director

Ronald Klein

59 2016 Independent Director

Barbara Mahone

71 2016 Independent Director

John Pelizzari

62 2014 Independent Director

Larry Stauffer

72 2006 Independent Director

Jeffrey Tate

48 2017 Independent Director

Arthur Weiss

68 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Torgow

Mr. Gary H. Torgow is Chairman of the Board of Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Torgow was appointed to the board of directors of the Corporation upon completion of our merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. on August 31, 2016, and has served as the Executive Chairman of the board of directors since August 2016. Mr. Torgow is a member of the Risk Management Committee. Mr. Torgow previously served as Chairman of the board of directors of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. beginning in December 2009 and also served Talmer Bank and Trust in an executive capacity beginning in January 2010. Before joining Talmer Bancorp, Inc., Mr. Torgow served as the founder and Chairman of the Sterling Group, a Michigan-based real estate, development, investment and management company. Mr. Torgow also served as a board member of the Bank of Bloomfield Hills, on the Michigan Board of The PrivateBank, on the board and audit committee of Jackson National Life Insurance of New York, and on the board and finance committee of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Mr. Torgow also serves on the executive board of Business Leaders for Michigan. In nominating Mr. Torgow, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Torgow’s experience leading a business organization, his experience and familiarity with the financial statements and financial disclosure of publicly-held bank holding companies, his experience serving as a director of a publicly-held company, and his familiarity with an important market area in which we operate and compete.

David Provost

Mr. David T. Provost serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Provost was appointed to our board of directors upon completion of our merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. on August 31, 2016, and served as our Vice-Chairman until June 21, 2017, when he was named Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Provost previously served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc., and as Chief Executive Officer of Talmer Bank and Trust beginning in 2008 and Chairman of Talmer Bank and Trust beginning in December 2009. Mr. Provost served as President of Talmer Bank and Trust from December 2009 until September 2014. Prior to joining Talmer Bancorp, Inc., Mr. Provost served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The PrivateBank-Michigan, then a subsidiary of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp, Inc. Mr. Provost also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomfield Hills Bancorp, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Private Bank. Mr. Provost also spent 13 years in various capacities at Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit and Manufacturers National Bank of Novi (now Comerica Bank). Mr. Provost has served as a member of the board of directors of Plastipak Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries and as Chairman of its Audit Committee. In nominating Mr. Provost, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Provost’s experience in the banking industry, his extensive experience in leading a business organization, his experience and familiarity with the financial statements and financial disclosure of publicly-held bank holding companies, his experience serving as a director of a publicly-held company, and his familiarity with an important market area in which we have expanded and operate.

Thomas Shafer

Mr. Thomas C. Shafer serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Shafer was Executive Vice President and Director of Regional and Community Banking of Chemical Bank from November 2016 until June 21, 2017. Mr. Shafer served as Vice Chairman of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. from 2011 until September 2014, and subsequently served as Chief Operating Officer of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. and President of Talmer Bank from September of 2014 until November 2016. Mr. Shafer also served as Chief Executive Officer and President and as a director of First Place Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Talmer Bancorp, Inc., from January 2013 until it was merged into Talmer Bank in February 2014. Before joining Talmer, Mr. Shafer served Citizens Republic Bancorp for a 16-year period in various executive-level positions, including as Executive Vice President-Regional Banking, Executive Vice President-Commercial Banking, Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President-Specialty Banking. In nominating Mr. Shafer, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Shafer's experience in the banking industry, his extensive experience in leading a business organization, commercial and retail delivery and his familiarity with an important market area in which we have expanded and operate.

Dennis Klaeser

Mr. Dennis L. Klaeser is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Chemical Financial Corporation. Prior to this position, Mr. Klaeser served as Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Managing Director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. from May 2010 until Talmer Bancorp's merger with the Corporation on August 31, 2016. Mr. Klaeser also served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of First Place Bank following its acquisition by Talmer Bancorp, Inc. from January 2013 until it was merged into Talmer Bank and Trust in February 2014. Mr. Klaeser is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank. Mr. Klaeser has also served on the board of managers of InSite Capital, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation, since December 2016. Mr. Klaeser was a senior Midwest bank analyst with Raymond James from April 2009 to May 2010. From 2003 until 2009, Mr. Klaeser was Chief Financial Officer of PrivateBancorp, Inc., where he was responsible for financial and accounting functions as well as strategic planning, capital markets, SEC, regulatory and board reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, and investor relations. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Klaeser was Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group for Anderson Corporate Finance, a division of Arthur Andersen, where he was responsible for advising financial institutions on complex merger and acquisition transactions, restructuring, and divestures. Mr. Klaeser also spent seven years as an investment banker and was head of the Financial Institutions Group at EVEREN Securities, which was acquired by First Union Securities. Mr. Klaeser has served as Treasurer of the Chemical Bank Foundation’s Board of Trustees since May 2017.

Sandra Kuohn

Ms. Sandra D. Kuohn is Chief Human Resource Officer for the Corporation and Chemical Bank of the company. Ms. Kuohn was appointed to this position upon completion of our merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. on August 31, 2016. Ms. Kuohn previously served as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Talmer Bank beginning in July 2011. Prior to Talmer Bank, Ms. Kuohn spent 11 years as the Global Vice President of Human Resources for Urban Science, Inc. headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. In that capacity, she was responsible for recruiting, compensation and benefits, career development, and performance management across ten different countries around the world. Before, Ms. Kuohn owned her own consulting business for five years and started her career with Anderson Consulting in Detroit. Ms. Kuohn is a member of the Executive Board of Trustees for the CATCH charity and chairs their annual Detroit News/CATCH Outstanding Graduates program. Ms. Kuohn is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank.

Kathleen Wendt

Ms. Kathleen S. Wendt is Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Corporation and Chemical Bank of the company. is Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Corporation and Chemical Bank, a position she has held since October 2017. On February 27, 2018, our board appointed Ms. Wendt to serve as our principal accounting officer in her role as Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Wendt served as Chief Accounting Officer and an Executive Managing Director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. from June 2011 until its merger with the Corporation on August 31, 2016. She served as First Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Chemical Bank following the merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. until March 2017. Ms. Wendt is a certified public accountant with experience in financial reporting, accounting policy and the management of controls over financial reporting. Ms. Wendt served in a number of positions with Comerica Incorporated, a financial institution with more than $60 billion in total assets, from May 2003 until June 2011, including Senior Vice President, Director of External Reporting and Senior Vice President, Director of Accounting Policy and Financial Procedures and Controls. Before that, Ms. Wendt served as an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers located in Chicago, Illinois and Zurich, Switzerland. Ms. Wendt is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank.

William Collins

Mr. William C. Collins is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Chemical Financial Corporation., and Chemical Bank, a position he has held since May 16, 2011. Mr. Collins served as a partner of the law firm of Currie Kendall PLC from 1983 until 2005 and as its managing partner from 2005 until May 15, 2011. Mr. Collins is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank. Mr. Collins has served as member of the Chemical Bank Foundation’s Board of Trustees since August 2017.

Gregory Bixby

Mr. Gregory R. Bixby is Executive Vice President, Chief Delivery Officer of the company. Bixby rejoined Chemical Bank in September 2017 as Executive Vice President, Chief Delivery Officer. With over 30 years of experience in technology and operations, he is responsible for Information Technology, Deposit Operations, Electronic Banking, Business Intelligence and the Project Management Office. Over the last year, Mr. Bixby was an executive of Sunflower Bank leading a transformational merger. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Bixby was Executive Managing Director, Chief Information Officer for Talmer Bank and Trust. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of First Place Bank from May 2013 until February 2014, when First Place Bank was merged with and into Talmer Bank. Mr. Bixby’s previous roles included Chief Information Officer for Capitol Bancorp Ltd. from 2007 through 2011, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Republic Bancorp Inc. from 1997 through 2007, and Vice President of Information Technology for Republic Bancorp Mortgage Inc. from 1993 through 1996. Mr. Bixby is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank.

Timothy Regan

Mr. Timothy D. Regan is Chief Risk Officer of the Corporation and Chemical Bank of the company. Mr. Regan previously served as the Director of Business Risk for the Corporation upon completion of our merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. on August 31, 2016, and served as the Chief Risk Officer of Talmer Bank and Trust from May 2015 until August 2016. Before that, Mr. Regan served as the Director of Enterprise Risk from April 2013 until May 2015 and as Director of Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk from 2010 until April 2013 of Talmer Bank and Trust. He has over 35 years of financial institution experience, including as Corporate Secretary, Director, Controller, Chief Financial Officer, General Auditor and Enterprise Risk Officer. Mr. Regan previously served as a member of Trustees of Port Huron Hospital and is currently a member of the McLaren - Port Huron Hospital’s Audit Committee. Mr. Regan is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank.

Robert Rathbun

Mr. Robert S. Rathbun is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Customer Experience of Chemical Bank, a subsidiary of Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Rathbun joined Chemical Bank in 1987, working in Corporate Loan Review and Corporate Compliance before transferring to commercial lending in 1997. In 2003, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending and in 2007 was named Community President of the Midland Community Bank and Senior Lender for the Owosso, Clare and Midland Community Banks. Mr. Rathbun served as Regional President of the East Region of Chemical Bank from May 2012 to April 19, 2015 and was re-appointed to that position on November 13, 2017. Mr. Rathbun served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Customer Experience from April 20, 2015, until November 13, 2017. Mr. Rathbun was appointed to the board of managers of InSite Capital, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation, on May 31, 2015. Mr. Rathbun is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank. Mr. Rathbun served as a Vice President of the Chemical Bank Foundation’s Board of Trustees from January 2013 until August 2017.

Daniel Terpsma

Mr. Daniel W. Terpsma is Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending - Chemical Bank a subsidiary of Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Terpsma previously served Chemical Bank as Managing Director - Strategic Growth from November 1, 2014 until September 13, 2015. Before that, Mr. Terpsma served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Bank from 2013 until it was acquired by the Corporation on October 31, 2014. Mr. Terpsma previously held management positions with Old Kent Financial Corporation, LaSalle Bank/ABN Amro Corporation, Bank of America Corporation and Westwater Group. Mr. Terpsma is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank.

James Tomczyk

Mr. James E. Tomczyk is Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer of Chemical Bank, a subsidiary of Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Tomczyk joined Shoreline Bank in February 1999 as Executive Vice President of its Private Banking, Trust and Investment divisions and became Senior Executive Vice President of these divisions in October 2000. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Chemical Bank Shoreline (consolidated into Chemical Bank) from January 2002 until December 31, 2005. Mr. Tomczyk was appointed to the board of managers of InSite Capital, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation, on May 31, 2015. Mr. Tomczyk is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of Chemical Bank.

Franklin Wheatlake

Mr. Franklin C. Wheatlake is Lead Independent Director of Chemical Financial Corporation., has served as a director of the Corporation and Chemical Bank since January 2006 and is a member of the Audit, Corporate Governance and Nominating, Risk Management, Compensation and Pension and Strategic Committees. Mr. Wheatlake serves as our Lead Independent Director, a position he has held since April 2014. Mr. Wheatlake served as a director of Chemical Bank West from 2001 until it was merged into Chemical Bank on December 31, 2005. Mr. Wheatlake is Chairman of Utility Supply and Construction Company, a company that provides supply chain, material distribution, logistics support and construction services to the electric and gas utility industry located in Reed City, Michigan, a position he has held since 1990. In nominating Mr. Wheatlake, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Wheatlake’s experience in leading a diverse business organization, his familiarity with an important market area in which we operate and compete, and his experience in running and managing the financial needs of a business that is typical of many of our customers. .

Richard Lievense

Mr. Richard M. Lievense is Director of Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Lievense has served as a director of the Corporation since June 1, 2015 and is Chairman of the Trust and Technology Committees, as well as a member of the ALCO and Strategic Committees. Mr. Lievense is founder and Chairman of InSite Capital, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation, a position he has held since 2016. Mr. Lievense formerly served as Chairman of the board of directors of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation until its merger with the Corporation on May 31, 2015. Mr. Lievense was the principal founder of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation, which was established in April 1998, and also served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lievense served as Chief Executive Officer and President of The Bank of Holland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation. Mr. Lievense started his career at Ohio Citizens Bank. He was also employed by National City Bank and Old Kent Bank and served in various executive management positions. Mr. Lievense serves as a Director of Riverview Development Group and Chairman of Grand Angels, LLC. In nominating Mr. Lievense, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Lievense’s extensive experience in the banking industry, his experience in leading a business organization, and his familiarity with an important market area in which we have expanded and operate.

James Fitterling

Mr. James R. Fitterling is Independent Director of Chemical Financial Corporation. has served as a director of the Corporation since July 2010 and is Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Pension, Risk Management and Strategic Committees. Mr. Fitterling is Chief Operating Officer for the Materials Science Division of DowDuPont, Inc., a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors. Mr. Fitterling also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), a diversified science and technology company that manufactures chemical, plastic and agricultural products. Mr. Fitterling joined Dow in 1984. After serving in a variety of sales, marketing and supply chain positions in Liquid Separations, he was named Commercial Director for Liquid Separations, Dow Pacific in 1994. In 1998, he was appointed Global Business Director for Liquid Separations and President and CEO of FilmTec Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow. In 2000, he was named General Manager for Dow Thailand and Managing Director for SCC-Dow Group of joint venture companies. In 2002, he became Chief Executive Officer of The OPTIMAL Group, affiliate of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s state-owned oil corporation and Dow. He added responsibility for the Southeast Asia and Australia region in 2004. Mr. Fitterling was named Business Vice President for Polyethylene in 2005; President, Basic Plastics in 2007; Vice President of Corporate Development in 2009; Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in April 2010; Executive Vice President of Dow and President, Plastics and Hydrocarbons in August 2010; and Executive Vice President of Dow and President, Corporate Development and Hydrocarbons in March 2011.

Ronald Klein

Mr. Ronald A. Klein is Independent Director of the Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Klein, was appointed to the board of directors of the Corporation upon completion of our merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. on August 31, 2016, and is a member of the Compensation and Pension and Strategic Committees. Mr. Klein serves as Chairman of the ALCO Committee, and is a member of the Trust Committee, Credit Risk & Administration Committee and the Technology Committee. Mr. Klein previously served as a director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. and Talmer Bank and Trust beginning in April 2010. Since February 1999, Mr. Klein has served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Origen Financial, Inc., a financial services company, that was formerly a publicly-traded Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that originated and serviced manufactured home loans until 2008, after which it has managed its securitized loan portfolio. Mr. Klein is also a principal in JK Ventures, a real estate investment company. Mr. Klein has served on the board of directors of Sun Communities, Inc., a publicly traded REIT that owns and operates manufactured housing communities, since January 2015. In nominating Mr. Klein, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors his experience and familiarity with the financial statements and financial disclosure of publicly-held bank holding companies, his experience serving as a director of publicly-held companies, his familiarity with an important market area in which we have expanded our operations, and his experience as a chief executive officer of a formerly publicly-held financial services company.

Barbara Mahone

Ms. Barbara J. Mahone is Independent Director of Chemical Financial Corporation. Ms. Mahone, was appointed to the board of directors of the Corporation upon completion of our merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. on August 31, 2016, and is Chairman of the Strategic Committee and is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Pension, Corporate Governance and Nominating and Risk Management Committees. Ms. Mahone previously served as a director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. and Talmer Bank and Trust beginning in March 2013. Ms. Mahone retired from General Motors in 2008 as Executive Director, Human Resources, after 38 years of service. Ms. Mahone served on the board of directors for William Beaumont Health System from 1997 until 2015 and on the board of directors of Charter One Bank from 2002 until 2004. In nominating Ms. Mahone, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Ms. Mahone’s experience and familiarity with the financial statements and financial disclosure of publicly-held bank holding companies, her experience serving as a director of a publicly-held company, and her familiarity with an important market area in which we have expanded and operate.

John Pelizzari

Mr. John E. Pelizzari is Independent Director of Chemical Financial Corporation., has served as a director of the Corporation and Chemical Bank since November 1, 2014 and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Pelizzari is also a community advisory director. Mr. Pelizzari formerly served as Chairman of the board of directors of Northwestern Bancorp, Inc. from May 2013 until it was merged into the Corporation on October 31, 2014. Mr. Pelizzari has served as Chief Operating Officer of Burnette Foods, Inc., a family-owned company that operates fruit and vegetable processing plants in western Michigan, since 2009. Mr. Pelizzari served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bank of Northern Michigan from 1997 through 2006 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bank Central Indiana from 2006 through 2009. Mr. Pelizzari has served on the board of directors of Munson Health Care since 2009. Mr. Pelizzari has also served as a director of Crystal Enterprises, Inc. since 2012. In nominating Mr. Pelizzari, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Pelizzari’s experience in the banking industry, his experience in leading a business organization, his familiarity with an important market area in which we have expanded and operate, and his experience in running and managing the financial needs of a business that is typical of many of our customers.

Larry Stauffer

Mr. Larry D. Stauffer is Independent Director of Chemical Financial Corporation., and Chemical Bank since January 2006 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee. Mr. Stauffer formerly served as a director of Chemical Bank West from May 2004 until it was merged into Chemical Bank on December 31, 2005. Mr. Stauffer served from 1984 until November 2007 as President of Auto Paint Inc. and Auto Wares Tool Company, both divisions of Auto Wares Inc., an automotive parts distribution company that serves the Midwest section of the United States, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Stauffer served as a consultant to Auto Wares Inc. from November 2007 until his retirement in March 2013. In nominating Mr. Stauffer, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Stauffer’s experience in leading a geographically diverse business organization, his familiarity with an important market area in which we operate and compete, his experience in the automotive industry, and his experience in running and managing the financial needs of a business that is typical of many of our customers.

Jeffrey Tate

Mr. Jeffrey L. Tate is Independent Directorof the Company. was appointed to the board of directors of the Corporation on March 1, 2017, and is Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Tate is Vice president and Business Finance Director for the Packaging and Specialty Plastics segment of The Dow Chemical Company, a position he has held since August 2017. He directs and oversees all finance activities to provide strategic and financial counsel for the businesses. Mr. Tate began his career with Dow in Louisiana in 1992 and held a variety of accounting and controller roles before relocating to Michigan for several finance leadership assignments in Dow Automotive, Investor Relations, Performance Materials and Performance Plastics. In his most recent role as corporate auditor, Mr. Tate held oversight for Dow’s Corporate Auditing department and was responsible for ensuring the adequacy and accuracy of all accounting, financial and operating controls of Dow’s global operations. In 2010, Mr. Tate was chosen as a recipient of the National Achievement in Industry Award by the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). In 2012, he was named to Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. He is a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI); the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); National Black MBA Association; and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Mr. Tate is a Certified Public Accountant and serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group and the Corporate Advisory Boards of both Consortium and NABA. He also serves in his community on the board of directors of the Midland Community Center Operating Board. In nominating Mr. Tate, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Tate’s experience as a leader in a large, geographically diverse publicly-held corporation, his experience and bac

Arthur Weiss

Mr. Arthur A. Weiss is Independent Director of Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Weiss, was appointed to the board of directors of the Corporation upon completion of our merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. on August 31, 2016, and is Chairman of the Compensation and Pension Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Weiss previously served as a director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. and Talmer Bank and Trust beginning in May 2007. Mr. Weiss is a shareholder and Chairman of the board of directors of the law firm of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C., where he has practiced law since 1976. Mr. Weiss has served on the board of directors of Sun Communities, Inc., a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured housing communities, since 1996. In nominating Mr. Weiss, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considered as important factors Mr. Weiss’ experience leading a business organization, his experience and familiarity with the financial statements and financial disclosure of publicly-held bank holding companies, his experience serving as a director of a publicly-held company, and his familiarity with an important market area in which we have expanded and operate.