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TCF CEO Tom Shafer headlines Walsh Conversations With Leaders

TROY, Mich., Nov. 13, 2020 — Tom Shafer, CEO of TCF National Bank, will discuss navigating change through mergers and acquisitions as part of Walsh’s Conversations With Leaders series on Nov. 18, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. The complimentary, live virtual event is open to all and will be moderated by Nick Manes of Crain’s Detroit. Reservations are required.

Shafer has successfully navigated 26 mergers and acquisitions over his career, including TCF’s merger and integration with Chemical Bank in 2019. He will provide his unique perspective on strategies to succeed during times of change. The event will also include a live Q&A session.

“The Conversations with Leaders series embodies the grounded, real-world business education that Walsh strives to provide to all of its students,” said Susan Foley, Walsh Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “Tom Shafer has been a key player in the ever-evolving Michigan banking industry, and Walsh is fortunate to have him share his insights and experiences with our community.”

To register for Conversations With Leaders featuring TCF CEO Tom Shafer, please visit

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