Dahl to Retire as President/CEO of TCF, Provost and Shafer Elected CEOs
OCT 27, 2020 - 7:20 am
Craig R. Dahl will retire as president and CEO of TCF Financial, effective Oct. 27, following the integration between TCF Bank and Chemical Bank, a merger Dahl helped lead. The TCF Financial board of directors elected vice chairman David T. Provost as TCF Financial CEO and elected Thomas C. Shafer to the board of TCF Financial as vice chairman and CEO of TCF National Bank. Both Shafer and Provost will report to executive chairman Gary Torgow.
Michael S. Jones, currently executive vice president of regional banking for TCF, will become president and chief operating officer of TCF Bank, reporting to Shafer.
“Craig’s leadership has been instrumental in getting TCF to the point we are today,” Torgow said. “He has guided TCF through a successful integration program and has worked tirelessly with our teams to build many of our businesses from the ground up over the past 20 years. His passion and dedication have helped to guide the One TCF culture and the strong bench strength of talent we benefit from are a testament to his leadership. We congratulate Craig on a tremendous career and thank him for his many contributions. All of us at TCF are eternally grateful for his leadership.”
Dahl has spent 21 years with TCF and was named president and CEO of legacy TCF in 2016. Upon the merger of equals in 2019, he became president and CEO of TCF.
“I am proud of all of our accomplishments over the past year and the momentum that TCF has today. One of the benefits of our merger of equals is the great talent that rises to the top. These leaders are ready to assume their roles and run the business,” Dahl said. “I would like to extend my appreciation to the executive leadership team and Gary for his partnership as we have worked together to integrate the operations and cultures of two banks into One TCF. I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I’ve had with this great institution.”
Provost served as president and CEO of Chemical Financial from June 2017 to August 2019, and has served as vice chairman of TCF Financial since August 2019. Shafer served as vice chairman and a director of Chemical Financial until August 2019, and has served as president and chief operating officer of TCF Bank since August 2019.
“Dave’s and Tom’s commitment to our team members, customers and communities sets us on a trajectory for monumental success in the years ahead,” Torgow said. “Dave and Tom have worked well together in leading our company since the first days of Talmer Bank, Chemical Bank and through the TCF merger. This is a natural time to implement our succession plan.”
“As a purpose-driven company passionate about building stronger individuals, customers and communities, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this bank and our dedicated team members,” Shafer said. “The banking industry is changing dramatically, accelerated by the pandemic, and I am confident that together, we will take TCF to new heights.”
Since the merger, Jones has served as executive vice president of regional banking, responsible for retail banking, consumer lending, small business banking, middle market and regional commercial banking, wealth management, treasury management, municipal banking, mortgages and home lending. Previously, he was executive vice president of consumer banking of legacy TCF, and previously served as its CFO.
“Mike is a wonderful leader and plays a key role in the executive leadership of the bank,” Torgow said.
As previously announced last year, effective Oct. 1, 2020, Brian Maass succeeded Dennis Klaeser as CFO. Maass will report to Shafer. In addition, R. Patricia Kelly, Chris McComish and Daniel W. Terpsma were elevated to the TCF Bank executive leadership team and will report to Jones.
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