First Business Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Preston to senior vice president – director of treasury management and Melissa Fellows, CTP, to senior vice president – managing director of treasury management.
“Our entire organization benefits greatly from Kim’s expertise, resourcefulness, and her dedication to our clients and leading our treasury management team,” said Kevin Kane, president of First Business Bank’s southeast Wisconsin market. “Kim is not only an excellent advocate for business owners, helping them improve their businesses, she’s also passionate about working with community organizations and volunteering time to make southeast Wisconsin a better place to live.”
Kim Preston has been with First Business Bank for 30 years and has more than 35 years of experience in financial services. She leads First Business Bank’s treasury management teams to assist businesses to improve cash flow, fraud mitigation, improve efficiencies, and maximize earnings. She has worked in numerous areas in the banking industry, including treasury management, operations, client services, business development, and internal audit.
Preston is actively involved in the community and currently serves as the past chair for the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, past board chair on the board of directors for Elmbrook Humane Society and currently serves as chair of Facilities and Nominating Committee and is a board member and governance chair for Easter Seals SE Wisconsin. She has also volunteered her time with several nonprofit organizations including United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Habit for Humanity of Waukesha County, and Pathfinders Milwaukee.
“We’re very fortunate to have Melissa leading our treasury management teams,” said Jim Hartlieb, president. “She is a dedicated leader with a passion for helping businesses optimize and streamline their processes to accomplish more with fewer resources.”
As a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with more than 20 years of banking experience, Fellows leads First Business Bank’s treasury management teams to deliver First Business Bank’s full suite of banking solutions. She and her team are responsible for developing and maintaining broad-based relationships. Together, they generate ideas for process improvement with a goal to help businesses improve cash flow, mitigate fraud loss risk, and maximize earnings potential.
Prior to her current role, she served as a treasury management officer, credit analyst, and also worked in retail banking. She earned her bachelor of business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in finance & business law. Fellows is actively involved in her community and with several organizations including United Way of Dane County, Madison Downtown Rotary, and is a member of Association for Financial Professionals.