Farmers & Merchants State Bank announced the appointment of Eric Faust as senior vice president and chief risk officer.

In his role, Faust will serve on the executive team and be responsible for the company’s enterprise and regulatory risk management functions.

Faust has held multiple roles within the banking industry, serving most recently as first vice president, director of risk management at Northstar Financial Group in Michigan. He was previously an examination manager for the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services.