The Commercial Alliance team has well over 500 years of business lending experience across a wide array of financial service industries and businesses. With a solid background in commercial lending, Commercial Alliance team members take the time to understand the needs and unique differences of each credit union by truly listening and supporting their needs and those of their members.



Terrence K. McHugh

President & CEO -- Commercial Alliance is led by President and CEO Terrence McHugh, a respected leader in commercial lending practices. With over 30 years of direct experience in commercial banking, McHugh fosters collaboration across Commercial Alliance owners and affiliates to drive strong and stable portfolios today and into the future. McHugh previously held leadership positions in commercial lending with banks with more than $10 Billion in holdings including TCF Bank and Michigan National Bank.


Laura Szpont

Chief Risk Officer – Laura oversees the underwriting, documentation, and loan review functions at Commercial Alliance. She also develops our ongoing training seminar series as well as working closely with our credit unions on regulatory issues.


Lisa Kennelly

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Lisa comes from a banking background and has been in the credit union marketplace for six years now. She oversees the loan operation area at Commercial Alliance as well as managing the loan and company accounting functions. Lisa also works closely with our credit unions on concentrations and call reporting on the MBL portfolios.


Dean Cavis, John Hart, & Ed Thelen

Vice President Loan Officers – Dean, John, and Ed partner with credit union members to manage both new loans and existing loans throughout the lifecycle. All three come from commercial loan officer leadership positions and help provide credit unions with the guidance and support needed to establish and grow business lending programs.


Marianne Kure

Vice President – Marianne sources opportunities for our credit union partners throughout the lower half of Michigan.  She has been in commercial lending for many years and works closely with our credit unions to ensure a good fit and understanding between the Credit Union and new MBL members.


Commercial Alliance is one of 17 US CUSOs in the Regional CUSO Alliance (RCA) that works together to identify and solve upcoming regulatory or product issues around the country.


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Contact Us Today

Credit unions considering starting a new Member Business Lending program can rely on Commercial Alliance to guide them throughout the planning and building process. Please complete the form below or call us, and one of our teammates will contact you shortly to discuss your credit union’s needs and opportunities.

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Management Teams

Laura Szpont:                (248) 247-3824


Lisa Kennelly:                 (248) 247-3829


Linda Salas:                    (248) 247-3834


Jeff Levine:                     (248) 247-3821


M.B. "Dutch" Ducher:      (586) 604-1592


Business Development:
Rick Arceci:                    (248) 247-3548



Toll Free: (800) 518-4096
Telephone: (248) 457-9365



Commercial Alliance

1607 E. Big Beaver, Suite 201

Troy, Michigan 48083


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