First Federal Bank of Wisconsin is proud to announce that Brian McManus, a 20-year banking industry veteran and most recently senior vice president of commercial lending has been promoted to senior vice president of lending and executive officer of First Federal Bank; and Michelle Haslam, former information security risk officer, has been promoted to senior vice president of operations and executive officer of First Federal Bank.

In his new role as senior vice president of lending, McManus is responsible for growing the lending and depository relationships of the bank while managing and monitoring the quality of the existing loan portfolios.

McManus joined First Federal Bank in 2018 as senior vice president of commercial lending. Prior to joining First Federal Bank, McManus worked for BMO Harris Bank (formerly M&I Bank) leading the asset based lending division and later managing a Special Assets Management Unit team for BMO with employees across the Midwest. He also spent 10 years working for Wells Fargo’s asset based lending group as an analyst, collateral examiner, and lender.

McManus serves as chairman of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Advisory Board and the City of St. Francis Economic Development Committee, is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, and a Youth Soccer Coach.

His ongoing success is built upon his commitment to the bank and its mission to live out the community bank difference. 

As senior vice president of operations, Haslam will oversee the information technology/security, deposit support, facilities, and consumer banking management teams.

A 29-year veteran of the banking industry, Haslam has held roles as assistant vice president, vice president, collections specialist, compliance officer, compliance specialist and director of internal audit prior to her tenure at First Federal Bank.

Haslam is an active member of the Wisconsin Bankers Association Compliance Advisory Board and IT/Operations Committee and serves as Faculty and Director for Wisconsin Bankers Association Deposit Compliance School and Loan Compliance School.

Haslam was delighted to receive the promotion and stated, “I am fortunate to lead an outstanding management team and look forward to the continued growth and success of First Federal Bank of Wisconsin.”

First Federal Bank is pleased to recognize her hard work and dedication with this promotion.