AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) announces the appointment of Michael G. Robinson as Executive Vice President, Wealth Management Services. Prior to joining FirstMerit, he spent 27 years at JP Morgan Chase where he held a number of leadership roles within the company's wealth management business.
Robinson is responsible for all aspects of Wealth Management Services, including Private Banking, First Family, FMER Financial Services, Trust and Trust and Investment Management Services. He will report directly to Paul G. Greig, chairman, president and CEO of FirstMerit Corporation.
"With his breadth and depth of experience and success, we are pleased to have Michael lead Wealth Management Services," said Greig. "We look to him to bring leadership and expertise to our Wealth business, challenging us to new levels of service for our clients."Robinson earned his bachelor's degree in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University and his master's degree in Estate and Financial Planning at the College of Financial Planning in Denver. He is an active member of his community. He currently resides in Macomb, Mich., and will relocate to Northeastern Ohio. About FirstMeritFirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of $14.6 billion as of June 30, 2012 and 205 banking offices and 213 ATM locations in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Chicago, Illinois areas. FirstMerit provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. FirstMerit was named a 2011 Greenwich Associates Small Business Banking Excellence Award winner in two national categories, Financial Stability and Treasury Management – Customer Service, and was recognized for Treasury Management – Overall Satisfaction in the Midwest for Middle Market Banking. Principal affiliates include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd. and FirstMerit Community Development Corporation. FirstMerit CorporationMedia Contact: Rob TownsendPhone: 330.384.7075E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org