Horicon Bank announces the appointment of Frederick C. Schwertfeger as a new board member.

Schwertfeger is a third-generation family member working at Horicon Bank. His grandfather, attorney Frederick R. Schwertfeger, became a shareholder and director of the bank in 1964. In 1978, Frederick R. and Frederick F. Schwertfeger formed the bank holding company, Sword Financial Corporation. Frederick C. Schwertfeger is also a board director of Sword Financial Corporation.

Frederick C. Schwertfeger attended Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, where he later served as a member of the Alumni Board. After graduating with a degree in Art History from St. Andrews University, he completed masters’ degrees from the University of Glasgow and Oxford University.

In 2006, after working in London’s art world, Schwertfeger joined Horicon Bank as the head of communications and marketing. Since completing his studies at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in 2014, Schwertfeger took an executive leadership position at the bank, overseeing retail branch banking and human resources. He currently is involved in upgrading the bank’s digital banking channels.

"It's an honor to serve on Horicon Bank the board,” said Schwertfeger. “I enjoy contributing to an organization that strives to make lives better in our communities."

In addition to his Horicon Bank board activities, Schwertfeger is a board member of the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. He previously served as the president of the Friends of Horicon Marsh, the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Fred and his wife, Caroline, have three daughters.

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