Meet Our Commercial Lending Team


Our team of commercial lenders has decades of experience and insight.
Put their expertise to work for you and your business.

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Max Anderson
Assistant Vice President | Commercial Lender

office: 231-639-1703 | mobile: 231-645-0316
email: [email protected]

Max brings a diverse, decade long background in banking to Honor Bank. Having served in both the Traverse City and Petoskey markets, he specializes in one on one custom financial solutions that deliver high life-time value to his commercial clients. A graduate of Suttons Bay High School, Max holds an Associate’s Degree from Northwestern Michigan College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University.

He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Paradise Township Planning Commission, the Village of Kingsley Downtown Development Authority, Chair of the Village of Kingsley Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and Village of Kingsley Zoning Board of Appeals. He also serves on the Executive Board of the President Ford Field Service Council for the Boy Scouts of America, and is active with the Traverse City Rotary Club and Free Masonry. He is a proud graduate of the fall 2016 Leadership Grand Traverse class.

Max and his family enjoy spending time traveling and being active outdoors.

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Doug Buck
Vice President | Commercial Lender

(Petoskey area)
Mobile: 231-330-2269
email: [email protected]

Doug has been helping northern Michigan businesses succeed for over twenty years, particularly in our northern market area of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinac Island, and Gaylord. 

For your protection, please do not send any personal or confidential information (i.e. Social Security Number, Account Number, Date of Birth, etc.) in your message. If you send email to us, we may retain the contents of your email message, your email address, and our response.

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Steve Mitchell
vice president | Commercial Lender

office: 231-639-1801 
email: [email protected]

Steve has been getting his customers the financing they need since 1987. His experience and knowledge enable him to offer well-considered solutions that business owners appreciate. “I like to get to know my clients and understand what’s important to them,” he says. “Then I can put together solutions that help them succeed.”

In his free time, Steve enjoys boating, kayaking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and spending time with his family.

For your protection, please do not send any personal or confidential information (i.e. Social Security Number, Account Number, Date of Birth, etc.) in your message. If you send email to us, we may retain the contents of your email message, your email address, and our response.

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Troy Noble
First Vice President | Commercial Lender

office: 231-346-1808 
email: [email protected]

Troy has been in banking for nearly 25 years, and in commercial banking for the past eighteen. Before joining Honor Bank, he was the Business Banking Department Manager for Fifth Third Bank, Northern Michigan. “I truly enjoy learning about each client’s business and helping them realize their dreams”, he says.

Troy devotes his free time to family, golfing, and bowling. He also enjoys watching his beloved Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions.

For your protection, please do not send any personal or confidential information (i.e. Social Security Number, Account Number, Date of Birth, etc.) in your message. If you send email to us, we may retain the contents of your email message, your email address, and our response.

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Cindy Ockert
Assistant Vice President | Commercial Lender

direct: 231-346-1816
email: [email protected]

Cindy brings 13 years of banking experience to our commercial lending team. She approaches commercial lending by getting to know her customers and their businesses, listening to their needs and working hard to find a loan that will work best for them. As a northern Michigan native and member of the Zonta Club of Traverse City, Cindy has a deep connection to this region. She understands the unique challenges and successes of operating a business here and brings that knowledge to the table when considering loan options for her customers. 

In her free time, Cindy loves watching her sons play sports and spending time with her family. She also enjoys going camping and spending time on the beach, making the most of this gorgeous region. 

For your protection, please do not send any personal or confidential information (i.e. Social Security Number, Account Number, Date of Birth, etc.) in your message. If you send email to us, we may retain the contents of your email message, your email address, and our response.

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Cory VanBrocklin
Vice President | Commercial Lender

office: 231-346-1818 | mobile: 231-632-5008
email: [email protected]

A native of northern Michigan, Cory brings many years of local experience in commercial banking to Honor Bank. Active in the community and beloved by his clients, Cory is ready to work with you on financing your business dreams.

For your protection, please do not send any personal or confidential information (i.e. Social Security Number, Account Number, Date of Birth, etc.) in your message. If you send email to us, we may retain the contents of your email message, your email address, and our response.

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Alan Zelinski | First Vice President | Senior Lender

office: 231-346-1807 | mobile: 231-492-4330
email: [email protected]

Al brings more than 25 years of commercial loan experience in the northwest Michigan area and has spent the past 30 years involved in an amazing array of community activities. He is a graduate of TC St. Francis, Northwestern Michigan College, and Ferris State University.  He serves on the board of the Traverse City St Francis Foundation Board, The Northwestern Michigan College Foundation Board, and is an active member of the Traverse City Rotary club. Says Al, “Let me help you find the best banking solution for your business.  With your knowledge of your business and my banking experience, let’s take your business to the next level.”

Al and his family enjoy snowshoeing, curling, boating and golfing.

For your protection, please do not send any personal or confidential information (i.e. Social Security Number, Account Number, Date of Birth, etc.) in your message. If you send email to us, we may retain the contents of your email message, your email address, and our response.

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