After 40 years of service, Richard Pamperin has announced his retirement from the board of directors of Premier Community Bank, Marion.

Pamperin’s banking career began in March 1964 at Production Credit Association in Green Bay, followed by a position with the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1971, he returned to Wisconsin to accept a position at the Gillett State Bank. In August 1978, he joined the Marion State Bank, now known as Premier Community Bank, where he served as president for 27 years and most recently as chairman of the board.

“After graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in agricultural science with the intention of becoming a cheesemaker, lending people money was the furthest thing from my mind,” Pamperin said. “Fifty-four years later, I cannot think of a more satisfying career to have been part of than banking.”

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