Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 14 offices in Waukesha County, is pleased to announce the promotions of Devon Arnold, Kim Castillo Huntley, Rob Helvey, Tina Neis, Ann Pascavis, and Patricia Witkowiak to senior vice presidents.
“Devon, Kim, Rob, Tina, Ann and Pat are extremely talented banking professionals and have been instrumental in Waukesha State Bank’s success,” stated Ty R. Taylor, Waukesha State Bank president & CEO. “These promotions reflect the tenure and experience of our senior leadership, and I look forward to their continuing contributions to the future growth of Waukesha State Bank.”
Devon Arnold began his extensive career with Waukesha State Bank in 1978, working part-time while still in high school, and has held varying positions over his 40-years of employment. He transitioned to a full-time teller in 1984 and was promoted to assistant cashier in 1986, bank manager in 1993, assistant vice president – bank manager in 1994, vice president – bank manager in 1998 and vice president – manager of retail banking in 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and in his new role as senior vice president – manager of retail banking, Devon will continue to direct the bank’s retail banking staff and operations including managing all branch retail offices, the customer service center and the Waukesha Investments division. In addition, he will continue to oversee retail sales, retail lending, employee development, and various vendor relationships including the bank’s credit card program. He ensures an exceptional customer service experience at all Waukesha State Bank branch offices.
Kim Castillo Huntley joined the Waukesha State Bank team in 2018, as vice president – manager of human resources, and has over 20 years of human resources experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and human resources from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and has extensive skills in the areas of process improvement, leadership training, HRIS implementation, employee relations, and benefit administration. In her new role as senior vice president – manager of human resources, Castillo Huntley will continue to be responsible for strategic planning and oversight in the areas of recruitment, employee relations, and employee benefits, which includes talent acquisition, onboarding and retention, training and development, performance management, payroll oversight, diversity and inclusion, and benefits administration.
Originally from the Madison area, Rob Helvey came to Waukesha State Bank in 2016, as vice president – manager of mortgage lending, and has over 20 years of mortgage lending experience. In his new role as senior vice president – manager of mortgage operations, Helvey will continue to be responsible for managing the mortgage lending staff and leading the day-to-day operations of the department, all while continuing the bank’s mission of providing clients with personalized service and a wide range of options to meet all of their home buying and refinancing needs.
Tina Neis joined Waukesha State Bank in 1999 as an SBA loan administrator. She was promoted to assistant cashier in 2002, assistant vice president – assistant cashier in 2004, vice president – commercial banking officer in 2006, and vice president – manager of commercial credit in 2015. Neis has extensive experience in commercial lending specializing in underwriting and the administration of commercial loans and commercial real estate. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. In her new role as senior vice president – manager of commercial credit, Neis will continue to be responsible for managing the bank’s commercial credit function, which includes overseeing the commercial underwriting, approval, and auditing processes.
Ann Pascavis has more than 25 years of experience in finance and banking and started her career with Waukesha State Bank in 2003 as controller. She was promoted to vice president – controller in 2004 and vice president-chief financial officer in 2006. Pascavis holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is also a certified public accountant. In her new role as senior vice president-chief financial officer, Pascavis will continue to be responsible for overseeing the administrative, financial, tax, and risk management functions of the bank including strategic planning and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems.
Patricia Witkowiak joined Waukesha State Bank in 2013 as the assistant manager of operations. She was promoted to vice president – assistant manager of operations in February of 2016 and vice president – manager of operations in July of 2016. In the last eight years, Witkowiak has been directly involved with the opening of four new branches and the implementation of various new products and services, including mobile banking, online bill pay, online account opening, mobile wallets, and contactless cards. In her new role as senior vice president – manager of operations, Witkowiak will continue to be responsible for managing the bank’s day-to-day operations including security, information systems, and facilities management, as well as new product development and implementation. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University.
By, Alex Paniagua