Joan Batcha joined Potestivo & Associates, P.C. in March 2018. Joan serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) located out of its Rochester, MI office.
In the early years of her career, Joan worked in budgeting for the Research and Development Center of the National Can Corporation. She then moved on to become a Controller at St. Anthony Bank, AFSB before being promoted to President of the bank in 1985. In 1990 she and two colleagues converted the mutual charter of the bank to a private stock corporation. Joan served as President and Chairman of the Board at both St. Anthony Bank and the Bank Holding Company until the charter was sold to CIBC in 2001.
Since that time, Joan has worked setting up mortgage banking arms of companies and generating and implementing best practices to ensure company efficiency and profitability. One of her most notable accomplishments was her participation in the recapitalization of a failing bank which was turned into a profitable corporation.
During her career, Joan participated in the development of paths for low income borrowers to purchase their own homes. In 2005 her efforts were recognized by the National Housing Authority (NHA). She is also an active member of the Financial Managers Association.