About This Meeting
DEC Young Leaders enjoyed a breakfast meeting with David Provost, Chairman & CEO, Talmer Bank and Trust. The sold-out meeting was held at the Somerset Inn on October 14, 2014.
Provost discussed his path from his first real bank job to his current post at the helm of Talmer Bank and Trust. Young Leaders particularly enjoyed his story about the harrowing bid process that took a bank Provost ran in 2010 from 144th to 5th largest in the state.
He also shared his leadership advice which included:
- Choose a solid team, trust them and do not micromanage
- Empower your employees to make decisions
- Learn when you make mistakes
A Q&A session followed which covered bank integration upon takeover and strategies to attract and retain millennials.
Many thanks to David and Talmer Bank and Trust for their generosity and for making this meeting possible.