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Sandy Pierce

Vice Chairman, FirstMerit Corporation; Chairman and CEO, FirstMerit Michigan

Sandy Pierce Official Headshot 2014Sandy Pierce is the vice chairman of FirstMerit Corporation, and chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan. She oversees retail banking, wealth management services and corporate marketing for FirstMerit Corporation, and the coordination of FirstMerit’s business activities in the state of Michigan.

Prior to joining FirstMerit, Pierce served as Midwest regional executive, president and CEO for Charter One Bank, Michigan. She was responsible for commercial banking and state bank activities throughout Michigan, as well as oversight of all state activities in Illinois and Ohio.

In 2012, Pierce was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of Detroit’s “Most Powerful Women,” in addition to being named a Detroit News “Michiganian of the Year.” She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in finance, both from Wayne State University.