Congratulations, Kassie and Renee!

FEB 2022 – Renee Tondu has been named manager of our Beulah office and Kassie Leach has been promoted to Human Resources Director.

Renee has been with State Savings Bank for 26 years. She holds an associate’s degree in Management and Supervision from Grand Rapids Junior College, has volunteered with the Crystal Lake Community Business Association and Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation board. As Office Manager, Renee will oversee day-to-day operations of the Beulah office and also handle consumer loan requests. She can be reached at (231) 882-4462 or

Kassie brings nine years of banking experience to her new position and joined State Savings Bank in 2015. A life-long Benzie County resident, she has volunteered for the Benzie County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Frankfort Rotary Revue. As Human Resources Director, Kassie will manage daily HR operations, and help grow the bank’s culture of “Yes, I can!” employees.

Established in 1901, State Savings Bank has offices in Traverse City, Empire, Frankfort, Beulah and Gaylord and loan centers in Big Rapids, Caro, Houghton Lake and Suttons Bay. State Savings Bank offers full-service banking — including personal and business banking, mortgage and consumer lending—and a refreshing “Yes, I can!” approach to customer service.