The People of Great Lakes Banker

Great Lakes Banker is made great by the people who put in the time, energy, and commitment to bring you the news and information you need and desire. Here is a quick introduction to our staff.

Greg O'Neil


After developing a highly successful sales career of his own, Greg took over Michigan Banker from his father in 2006, making a name in his own right in Michigan's banking community. Under his leadership, the magazine has enjoyed steady growth in both readership and advertising.

Charles Cooper

Editor and Web Master

Charles is a long-time publishing professional with over 20 years of experience as a writer and editor for a variety of newspapers, business and technical publications, and websites. Since his arrival, Charles has taken Michigan Banker in new directions that have dramatically increased audience excitement about the magazine, translating into higher subscription, advertising, and web traffic numbers.

Great Lakes Banker is a monthly news magazine that is devoted to the region’s commercial banking industry and to the firms that function as suppliers to the region’s banking industry. We also publish an annual banking snapshots and trends issue in August, which looks back to last year and forward to the upcoming year anticipating changes in the regional banking industry. We accept display advertising in behalf of business firms who recognize the region’s banking industry as being comprised of valuable business prospects.


Great Lakes Banker focuses exclusively on the commercial banking community in states surrounding the Great Lakes. Great Lakes Banker is edited for the presidents, CEOs and employees of the region’s commercial banks, and for the supplier firms that provide goods and services to that industry.


We publish a variety of by-lined columns authored by individuals considered to be knowledgeable in their respective fields of endeavor and who have a valuable message to share with the region’s banking community. Opinions in these columns, however, are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the staff members of Great Lakes Banker magazine.


Great Lakes Banker is published by Michigan Banker LLC © 2016