ChoiceOne Bank announced Tim Shangle has been named one of the 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders by the Independent Banker®, the flagship publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). This award recognizes community-minded, innovative leaders under 40 years old who represent the future of the community banking industry.
Shangle is Assistant Vice President of Innovation & Data Analytics, Head of the Innovation Department. He joined ChoiceOne Bank in 2013 in the Customer Service Center. Shangle was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Innovation & Data Analytics in 2020 and Head of the Innovation Department in February. As part of this role, Shangle leads the Bank’s development of digital channel products. Before joining ChoiceOne, Shangle was the IT Director for the Theological Book Network in Grand Rapids. Prior to this, he was Web Architect, Interactive Media Developer for Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
“ChoiceOne Bank has a special culture, one that is driven by innovation, yet with a mission to provide superior service, quality advice, and show our utmost respect to everyone we meet,” said ChoiceOne Bank CEO Kelly Potes. “Tim embodies our culture with his unique skill set and perspective when it comes to service and technology and how it can change the way we and our customers do business. He has a degree in both computer science and theology, making his leadership roles distinctive, particularly now as he focuses on development as our Head of Innovation.”
Shangle has a Master of Arts, Specialization in Theological Studies from the Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. He is also a graduate and class president of the Michigan Bankers Association Perry School of Banking.