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Badger Bank Announces Executive Management Changes

President and CEO of Badger Bank, Steve Dehnert has announced he will be moving out of his role as president of Badger Bank effective December 31, 2021. He will continue as CEO and Chairman of the Board.

David Keleher

Chairman Dehnert has announced the promotion of David Keleher as Badger Bank’s new president.

Keleher previously held the position of executive vice president, senior loan officer and currently sits on the board of directors for Badger Bank. Keleher will continue to set the pace of “Working Together, Achieving Success” that Dehnert had set in place. Keleher began his career with Badger Bank in April of 2010 as vice president. Originally from Shullsburg, Wisconsin, Keleher currently resides in the Cambridge area. Keleher and his wife have three grown children. Keleher graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville receiving a bachelor of science degree in business administration finance, and a minor in accounting. He attended the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With 40 years of experience in the banking industry, Keleher offers a depth of knowledge in lending, compliance regulations, deposits, and operations.

His knowledge and understanding of not only the Badger Bank product offerings, but of how to develop, grow, and operate a successful financial institution led to this much deserved promotion. “We look forward to David’s continued long-term contributions,” stated Steve Dehnert.

Tom Dehnert

Chairman Dehnert announces Tom Dehnert newly appointed executive vice president.

Tom Dehnert started at the Bank in 2008 as a customer service representative. He has held various positions including personal banker and security officer, currently he is a VP/loan officer. Dehnert serves on many committees within the bank and is the Badger Bank WBA Advocacy Officer. He currently sits on the bank’s board of directors. Dehnert is a FAHS and UW-Whitewater graduate. Dehnert is also a graduate from the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He is an active member of The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Fort Atkinson Rotary Club, being a past director and president of both. He resides in Lake Mills with his wife Lindsey and their two children.

Dehnert will enter his role as executive vice president while continuing to deliver long-term success to our customers, and communities. “As a community bank that prides itself on personalized service, we need to be certain we have the leadership to deliver that promise. I feel Tom will continue what we have built on thus far” stated Steve Dehnert.

Mitch Weyer

Chairman Dehnert announces the promotion of Mitch Weyer to vice president/senior loan officer.

Weyer began at Badger Bank in January of 2008 as a teller and has been a vice president and loan officer for several years. Weyer is also a graduate from UW-Whitewater and the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. In addition he was awarded a Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Center for Professional and Executive Development (CPED) at the Wisconsin School of Business. This is the highest-level certificate offered by CPED and reflects the rigorous leadership curriculum that is delivered through the Graduate School of Banking.

Weyer resides in Lake Mills, with his wife, Chandra, and their two young children. He has served the Johnson Creek Chamber of Commerce as past president and board member, as well as sitting on the board of the Johnson Creek Lions Club.

“Mitch will continue our initiatives for overall bank growth,” said Chairman Steve Dehnert. “We are very excited to have him take the lead in our loan department.”