Flagstar Bank CEO to give keynote at commencement Dec. 14

Posted: December 11, 2013

HOWELL – Alessandro DiNello, the chief executive officer of Flagstar Bank, will be the guest speaker for the Dec. 14 commencement ceremony at Cleary University at the Johnson Center on the Livingston County campus.

DiNello had served as president and chief administrative officer of Flagstar Bank since December 2012. Flagstar is the largest bank headquartered in the state of Michigan and the eighth largest mortgage lender in the country.

DiNello began his banking career as a bank examiner and later joined Security Savings Bank in Jackson, Mich., where he ultimately served as president. In 1994, Security Savings was acquired by First Security Savings Bank, which later became Flagstar Bank. He continued with the combined organization as an executive officer responsible for growing the bank’s funding sources.

During his career at Flagstar, DiNello has served as head of branch banking, retail product strategy, marketing, communications, Internet banking, and branch expansion. He also has led the bank’s government affairs and community relations initiatives. In his recent positions, he has played a critical role in strengthening the bank’s risk management, compliance, and quality control.

His professional and community affiliations include service on the board of the John George Home, the board of directors of the Michigan Banker’s Association, and as a member of the American Bankers Association’s Government Relations Counsel Administrative Committee. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed him to the Michigan Electronic Recording Commission.

Other speakers will include: Peter J. Glaab, president of Individual Financial Planning, Inc. and faculty speaker Robert Kozal. Glaab is the recipient of the 2013 Friedt Medallion.

Cleary University is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university, committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers; to operate as a role model of responsible business practice; to embrace quality management principles, innovation, and an attentive customer focus; and to aspire to a better future.

Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.