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Waukesha State Bank Hires Commercial Banker

Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 14 offices in Waukesha County, has hired John Schmitz as vice president – commercial banking officer.

“We are pleased to welcome John to our commercial banking team,” stated Tony Laszewski, Waukesha State Bank senior vice president – commercial banking manager. “To have a community banking professional of this caliber join our company is indicative of our commitment toward supporting the needs and goals of the local business market.”

Schmitz holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and has over 30 years of financial experience specializing in commercial and industrial (C&I) lending, commercial real estate lending and business development. In his new role as vice president – commercial banking officer, Schmitz will be responsible for prospecting, developing and managing commercial loan portfolios.

Schmitz is active in the community currently serving as a commissioner on the City of Waukesha Plan Commission, as board president for the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry, and as an ambassador for the Waukesha County Business Alliance. He is also a member and past president of the Kiwanis Early Risers of Waukesha and serves on the membership committee of the Tool, Die & Machining Association of Wisconsin in addition to being a board member and treasurer for the Tool, Die & Machining Association of Wisconsin’s Forward Foundation. He and his family currently reside in Waukesha.