Mike McWherter


Mike McWherter, JD

Chief Compliance Officer

Mike joined PenChecks in 2012, and is responsible for managing and overseeing the company-wide compliance function. With more than 23 years of combined legal, financial institution and ERISA plan provider compliance experience, Mike provides guidance and oversight for all compliance matters, supervises regulatory exams and audits, and coordinates between outside counsel, management and the board of directors.

Mike previously served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Memphis, TN-based First Mercantile Trust Company, a member of the MassMutual Financial Group, where he designed, implemented and guided company-wide compliance programs for First Mercantile’s Recordkeeping and Collective Investment Trust platforms. Mike graduated cum laude from Lambuth University and earned his JD from the University of Memphis School of Law. He has been an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Methodist Church, serving two 4-year terms on the Board of Ordained Ministry at the Conference level.

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