Ixonia Bank is happy to announce the addition of Chris Braatz to the Mortgage Lending team as its new Assistant Vice President – Retail Lending. In this role, Braatz will assist customers with a variety of home loans including: mortgages, construction, home equity loans, and some consumer loans.
“I’m delighted to welcome Chris to the Ixonia Bank team,” said Dan Westrope, Chairman and CEO. “His excellent reputation, deep experience, and strong connections to the local community will be tremendously valuable as we grow our presence in the Watertown area and beyond.”
Braatz has been working in the banking industry for the past 20+ years and has a strong background in retail banking management and residential lending. Braatz is very community-focused and has a strong background in civic activities and leadership. He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Watertown YMCA. He also is an active member of YES! Watertown, which is a local non-profit organization that works to champion and promote several events and causes throughout the area.
Braatz, a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, currently resides in Watertown with his wife Jennifer and their two daughters. While he dedicates a lot of time to helping others achieve homeownership success, he still finds time to enjoy: golfing, hunting, fishing and cheering for the local sports teams.
Braatz is based out of the Bank’s Watertown South office located at 1725 South Church Street. He also will be working out of the Bank’s Watertown East office located at 109 Oakridge Court.