Wipfli has announced the appointment of Michael Vesel as the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Leader. In his new role, Vesel will oversee the fast-growing Wipfli Financial Institutions Practice, which currently has 122 professionals serving over 800 financial institutions across the Midwest and the country. He will also be responsible for the overall financial results, strategic direction, and development of services within the practice, as well as partner and associate development.

A financial institutions partner with Wipfli, Vesel has a 35-year track record in client service with a wide range of financial institutions, and has firm leadership experience as past vice chairman and member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He succeeds JoAnn Cotter, who has held the role since 2005 and was recently appointed Industry Leader for the firm, a position that oversees all of the firm’s industry practices.