Dart Bank Adds Two New Board Members

John Truscott

MASON, Mich., — Dart Bank has announced the election of John Truscott and John Gilkey to its board of directors.

“John Truscott and John Gilkey bring invaluable perspectives to our Board of Directors,” said William J. Hufnagel, President and CEO of Dart Bank. “John Truscott’s expertise in developing innovative communication strategies and fostering robust relationships, alongside John Gilkey’s extensive background in technology and organizational development, will collectively help shape Dart Bank’s vision and enhance its future endeavors. Their contributions will significantly benefit the Bank and its customers, employees, and shareholders.”

John Gilkey

John Truscott is one of Michigan’s most respected experts in communication. Prior to founding his public relations firm, John was the Director of Communications and Press Secretary for Michigan Governor John Engler. The merger of his company with The Rossman Group marked the inception of Truscott Rossman, which has become the largest and most trusted Michigan-owned public relations agency in the state. John serves as CEO of Truscott Rossman. John is also a communications industry thought leader, contributing his insights as a speaker at numerous conferences every year. Additionally, he serves on several boards including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Grand Rapids Economic Club. John is a graduate of Michigan State University.

“I’m proud to join the Dart Bank Board, especially during this time of rapid growth and expansion. As a customer for many years, I have always appreciated how the team makes me feel like family. Dart Bank is a true community asset,” stated John Truscott.

John Gilkey serves as the President of BIGGBY COFFEE. Joining the company in 2018, John has led the development of the franchise system as it grew from 200 to over 400 stores in 2024. His focus is the transition of a founder-managed company to an enduring stakeholder-oriented organization driven by its purpose of SupportingYou in Building a Life you Love. His career is rooted in entrepreneurship and technology, having founded his first company in high school that grew into a series of businesses over the next 30 years. John’s approach involves assembling exceptional teams, integrating quality management principles, and fostering a human-centric culture of leadership.

“I am deeply honored to join Dart Bank’s Board of Directors. My work at BIGGBY COFFEE has always centered around building strong communities and supporting people, and I am excited to bring that same dedication to Dart Bank. Together, we will continue to strengthen our commitment to community and make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve,” said John Gilkey.

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