Officers & Directors Message


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 84 full-time employees, 3 convenient branch locations and over $217 million in Total Assets as of December 31, 2014.


Bank Officers:

  • Barry Clay – CEO & Chairman
  • Richard Zamojski – President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Jeffery Sugg, VP – Chief Financial Officer
  • Alberta Pearson, VP – Administration Officer
  • Gerald Wasen, VP – Chief Credit Officer
  • Rhonda Pugh, VP –  Treasury Management Officer

Board of Directors First Independence Bank & First Independence Corporation:

  • Barry Clay – Chairman
  • Richard Zamojski
  • Alan Young
  • Wendell Anthony
  • Jamal Shallal
  • Kevin Bell
  • John Davis
  • William Phillips