Universal Forest adds Mary Tuuk to board

Mary Tuuk

Universal Forest Products has announced that Mary Tuuk, executive VP corporate services and secretary of the board of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp, was elected to its board of directors at the Jan. 30, 2014, meeting. Tuuk’s election expands the UFPI board to 10, including eight independent directors.

Tuuk began her career at Old Kent Financial, where she served as senior VP, corporate secretary and legal counsel until Old Kent was acquired by Fifth Third in 2001. Since then, she has held numerous positions at Fifth Third Bancorp, including executive VP and chief risk officer.

As executive VP of Corporate Services, she is responsible for the legal, compliance and government affairs functions. She also has had leadership responsibility for the growth and strategic direction of major lines of business at Fifth Third Bank of Western Michigan. 

“Mary’s vast experience in banking, compliance and strategic development will be a huge asset for growing our success at Universal Forest Products, and her values and integrity reflect all that we’re looking for in a board member who will help lead us into a prosperous and vibrant future,” said board chairman William G. Currie. “We are pleased to have her expertise, perspective and counsel at the board table.”

Tuuk received her bachelor’s degrees in business and music from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and her master’s degree in business administration and juris doctorate from Indiana University. She was named one of the “25 Women to Watch in Banking” by American Banker magazine each year since 2008.

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