The Peoples Community Bank, Mazomanie, recently announced the hiring of Kevin Ravenscroft as president and chief executive officer of the bank. Ravenscroft replaces Gary Harrop who will continue with the bank as chairman of the board of directors.

Ravenscroft has been in banking since 1994 and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado. Ravenscroft commented, “I am honored to join such a strong organization as the next president and CEO. I could tell immediately the bank had a wonderful culture, outstanding staff, and is customer-focused which are the perfect attributes for a community bank. The bank’s strength, legacy, and brand make it an integral part of the communities we serve and I look forward to continuing that mission and deepening those ties in the future.”

Harrop added, “Our board of directors has been planning this management transition for some time. Our focus has been to hire an individual with community banking experience that will maintain our customer-oriented culture. Kevin has demonstrated over his career the ability to effectively manage a bank, care for his staff and lead an organization into the future. I’m confident that he will continue to build on the principles that we’ve been able to establish over the years.

Harrop began full-time employment with the bank in January 1976 and has served as president since 1980. In addition to serving as chairman of the board he will continue to serve the bank’s trust department with trust management and estate settlement.

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