Chairman’s Message


Donald Davis
CEO & Chairman
First Independence Bank opened its doors on May 11, 1970. We have served the banking needs of the Detroit Metropolitan area for over 40 years. Our culture focuses on friendly and personal service to individuals and businesses by providing innovative financial products while remaining committed to improving economic conditions within the diverse communities served. This business approach allows the bank to develop long-term partnerships with our customers. We’re an equal opportunity employer with 100 full-time employees, 3 convenient branch locations and over $185 million in Total Assets as of December 31, 2012.

Bank Officers:

  • Donald Davis – CEO & Chairman
  • Richard Zamojski – President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Thomas Bernasconi – President, Macomb Region
  • Jeffery Sugg, VP – Chief Financial Officer
  • Alberta Pearson, VP – Administration
  • Robert Krupka, VP – Chief Credit Officer
  • Jim Nowicki, VP – Commercial Loan Officer
  • Sherry Didilus, VP – Commercial Finance
  • Rhonda Pugh, VP -  Treasury Management
  • Jim Wickham – President, Independence Mortgage Company

Board of Directors for First Independence Bank:

  • Donald Davis
  • Richard Zamojski
  • Alan Young
  • Wendell Anthony
  • Jamal Shallal
  • Thomas Bernasconi
  • Kevin Bell
  • John Davis
  • Barry Clay

Board of Directors for First Independence Corporation:

  • Donald Davis
  • Richard Zamojski
  • William Phillips
  • Laith Yaldoo
  • John Davis
  • Jack Martin