About Jose

Consumers Commercial Loan Officer José Santamaria is ready to put his professional experience to work for your business.

As a lifelong resident of West Michigan, José is eager to continue cultivating new business relationships in the Kalamazoo market.

Upon earning a Master of Business Administration in finance from Western Michigan University, José has been working in the banking, real estate finance and management industries for more than 30 years.

“Every successful business interaction begins with a personal connection,” explained José. “I look forward to fostering new relationships to grow successful enterprises and healthy communities.”

As part of his personal mission of servant leadership, José serves as treasurer on the Board of Housing Resources, Inc., Board President of Presbyterian Villages—The Village of Sage Grove, is a member of the United Way of Southwest Michigan Finance Committee and has served in various capacities with the Portage Rotary Club and First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo.

When he’s not working, José enjoys spending time with his 27-year-old triplets, traveling, fishing, boating and golfing. José also considers himself a foodie and loves to eat, cook and smoke foods.


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