First State Bank President and CEO, Bob Van Asten, announced that Bill Gebert has been elected to the Board of Directors for First State Bank and Pioneer Bank respectively. Both banks are currently held under the parent company of First State Bancshares, Inc. Pioneer Bank will merge with First State Bank in late February 2020.
Gebert is Operations Manager for Schill Trucking in Arpin, Wisconsin. He was the board chair for Pioneer Bank prior to the bank’s acquisition earlier this month and had served on its board since 2006.
“As a life-long resident of north central Wisconsin, Bill brings valuable knowledge of the region to our Boards,” commented Van Asten. “This representation is extremely helpful to our ability to make local decisions and serve our customers and communities as an independent community bank.”