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Sandy Pierce

Private Client Group and Regional Banking Director and Chair of Michigan for Huntington Bank

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 Sandy Pierce Biography

When Sandy Pierce broke into banking as a commercial lender in the early 1980s, she had a huge advantage over the other young loan officers — only she didn't know it.

Pierce grew up poor in Detroit's Poletown neighborhood. Her parents, Nick and Helen Tokarczyk, ran the Chene-Adele tavern on Chene Street, and the family — Pierce was the youngest of 10 children — lived in an apartment above. Pierce was the only child to go to college, graduating from Wayne State University with a degree in marketing in 1980.

During college, Pierce worked as a part-time teller at the old National Bank of Detroit, which offered her a marketing job after graduation. She asked to go into commercial lending instead because it seemed more lucrative.

Pierce says she was a good loan officer, but sensitive about her background. In those days, she would still help when the Chene-Adele got busy. When she looked around at her banking colleagues, she saw few women, and she didn't see anyone at all who had grown up over a bar.

"As I progressed through the lending ranks, I was confident on the exterior, but on the inside I was terrified," Pierce says. "I was scared that if given the choice between me and someone with a more privileged upbringing I wouldn't advance."

It wasn't until years later Pierce realized that rather than holding her back, her background had made her who she was. "Growing up poor in Detroit, being street smart, and really knowing the region made me different from most of my peers and that was an advantage," she says.

Pierce has worked her entire career in Michigan, first for NBD and its successors and then Charter One. Her most meaningful work has come in the past three years. She served as chairman of the Financial Advisory Board that guided Detroit through its historic bankruptcy. And at FirstMerit, which she joined in February 2013, she was deeply involved in the integration of the $9.6 billion-asset Citizens Republic Bancorp. Not bad for a kid from Poletown.

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Sandy Pierce

Private Client Group and Regional Banking Director and Chair of Michigan for Huntington Bank

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Sandy Pierce Biography

When Sandy Pierce broke into banking as a commercial lender in the early 1980s, she had a huge advantage over the other young loan officers — only she didn't know it.

Pierce grew up poor in Detroit's Poletown neighborhood. Her parents, Nick and Helen Tokarczyk, ran the Chene-Adele tavern on Chene Street, and the family — Pierce was the youngest of 10 children — lived in an apartment above. Pierce was the only child to go to college, graduating from Wayne State University with a degree in marketing in 1980.

During college, Pierce worked as a part-time teller at the old National Bank of Detroit, which offered her a marketing job after graduation. She asked to go into commercial lending instead because it seemed more lucrative.

Pierce says she was a good loan officer, but sensitive about her background. In those days, she would still help when the Chene-Adele got busy. When she looked around at her banking colleagues, she saw few women, and she didn't see anyone at all who had grown up over a bar.

"As I progressed through the lending ranks, I was confident on the exterior, but on the inside I was terrified," Pierce says. "I was scared that if given the choice between me and someone with a more privileged upbringing I wouldn't advance."

It wasn't until years later Pierce realized that rather than holding her back, her background had made her who she was. "Growing up poor in Detroit, being street smart, and really knowing the region made me different from most of my peers and that was an advantage," she says.

Pierce has worked her entire career in Michigan, first for NBD and its successors and then Charter One. Her most meaningful work has come in the past three years. She served as chairman of the Financial Advisory Board that guided Detroit through its historic bankruptcy. And at FirstMerit, which she joined in February 2013, she was deeply involved in the integration of the $9.6 billion-asset Citizens Republic Bancorp. Not bad for a kid from Poletown.

FAQs on booking Sandy Pierce

  • How to book Sandy Pierce?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sandy Pierce for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sandy Pierce, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sandy Pierce or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sandy Pierce?

    Booking fees for Sandy Pierce, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sandy Pierce, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sandy Pierce?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sandy Pierce for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sandy Pierce for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sandy Pierce or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sandy Pierce or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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