Mike Molepske, Chief Executive Officer of Bank First, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eli Steimle to Regional President at Bank First. Eli joined the bank in 2010 as a youth apprentice on the teller line, served as an intern in the Treasury Management department while attending college, and joined Bank First full time as Business Analyst in 2018. He quickly became a key member of the business banking team and was promoted to Business Banking Officer in 2020. Steimle was instrumental in the bank’s involvement in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program and most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Business Banking out of the bank’s Sheboygan office. In his new role, Steimle will be responsible for managing the team of bankers in the Manitowoc market, as well as supporting existing and developing new business relationships in the community.

“We are extremely pleased to announce Eli’s promotion,” stated Molepske. “Eli has the essential qualities and skills to take on his new leadership role with excellence. He grew up in the Manitowoc area and we are thrilled to welcome him back home with his new position.”

Steimle received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting from UW – Madison. He earned his CPA designation in 2018 and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration degree at Marquette University. Involved in his community, he currently serves as Vice Chair on the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA Board of Directors. In April 2021, Steimle started Hipp Juice in Manitowoc, an unpasteurized cold press juice bar founded to enhance the health movement in his community.