McFarland State Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Carol Ellis to the bank as controller. Ellis joined the bank in January 2019, and she is responsible for managing all aspects of accounting and reporting functions for the bank.

Prior to joining McFarland State Bank, Ellis, a graduate of Lakeland University, held senior leadership roles in several non-profit organizations, including Special Olympics Wisconsin, Inc. and Wisconsin FFA Foundation, Inc.

As part of her extensive 15-year background in accounting and human resources, she held positions as operations director and chief operating officer. She managed a $5 million budget and was responsible for financial forecasting, cash flow management and executing the annual budgeting process with 21 budget managers. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and is certified as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management.

“We are excited to welcome Carol to our management team,” said Michael Moderski, president and chief operating officer of the bank. “Her deep background in accounting and financial reporting, alongside strong leadership, strategic planning, and project management experience are qualities that make her an excellent fit for our organization.”

Ellis resides in McFarland with her family.

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