ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to welcome Vice President, Director of Technology and Innovation Chris Allamon, Assistant Vice President, IT Project Manager Steve Turk, and Mortgage Loan Originator Elijah Williams.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris, Steve and Elijah to our ChoiceOne Information Technology and Mortgage teams,” said ChoiceOne CEO Kelly Potes. “ChoiceOne has always taken the lead in providing innovative services and technology, including mortgages. Over the years, we have made significant advances in our financial services and industry-leading technology. These men will bring extensive experience and education in technology, innovation, and mortgage lending. Their insight will complement our continued advancements in high-speed convenience and best-in-class financial solutions as we continue to expand our footprint in Michigan.”
Chris Allamon, Vice President, Director of Technology and Innovation
Allamon joins ChoiceOne with over 20 years of extensive experience in information technology and security working in the financial and automobile industry. He was most recently Vice President, Director of Information Technology and Security for a regional bank in Michigan for the last nine years.
Allamon has a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology with a minor in Business and Computer Science from DeVry University, Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Information Systems Management and a member of HMG Strategy Detroit CIO Leadership Summit.
Steve Turk, Assistant Vice President, IT Project Manager
Turk joins ChoiceOne with nearly 20 years of extensive experience in the information technology (IT) field working in the automobile industry, and five years as the President and Owner of Turk Home Improvement, LLC.
Turk has a Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Flint.
Active in the community, Turk has assisted Lapeer Community Schools in developing a Track & Field Score Tracker and assisted the Lapeer City Police Officers in developing software to track the Cops for the Community 5k Run. He has been an Assistant Football Coach for the 4th and 5th grade Lynch Lions in Lapeer Community Schools. Turk is a volunteer for winter food assistance and homeless programs through First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer. Turk and his wife Corinne Turk reside in Lapeer with their family.
Elijah Williams, Mortgage Loan Originator (East Market)
Williams joins ChoiceOne with over 10 years of senior mortgage lending experience. Williams began his banking career as a Senior Mortgage Banker with a national online mortgage company. His last six years were spent working with a regional bank as a Senior Mortgage Officer. He will work out of the Oakland Loan Office, located at 903 N. Opdyke Road in Auburn Hills, serving clients in ChoiceOne’s East Market.
Williams has a Bachelor of Science from Northwood University in Midland with majors in Marketing, Advertising and Management. He resides in Lathrup Village.