Bank First is pleased to announce a new hire, Andrew Thomas, and the promotion of Amanda Sitkiewitz.
Andrew Thomas joined Bank First as senior vice president – business banking. Thomas has over nine years of commercial lending experience, including three years as credit analyst and most recently serving as a commercial lender at First Citizens Bank.
“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to the Bank First team,” stated Vince Cameranesi, market president at Bank First. “He comes to us with a strong commitment to customer service and will greatly complement our existing business banking team.”
In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for the development and growth of the bank’s business portfolio in its southern market. Thomas earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Active in his community, he serves on the board of directors of Donna Lexa Art Centers as treasurer as well as on the Wishmaker Committee for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Thomas lives in Hartland with his wife, Sarah, and their son.
Amanda Sitkiewitz has been promoted to senior vice president – market president for the bank’s Manitowoc region. Sitkiewitz has over 18 years of banking experience and has served as the Manitowoc retail market manager since 2019.
“Amanda’s experience and knowledge make her a natural choice for this position,” stated Joan Woldt, executive vice president – chief operations officer at Bank First. “She possesses the talent and passion necessary to promote the vision of Bank First while providing guidance to those under her leadership.”
In her new role, Sitkiewitz will work closely with business bankers through community engagement endeavors, ensure the delivery of exceptional customer service, and promote the bank in the greater Manitowoc area. She will continue to oversee the Bank First offices in Kiel, Manitowoc, Mishicot, Valders, and Two Rivers as well as two additional offices in Manitowoc County upon completion of the Denmark State Bank merger in August. Sitkiewitz earned her bachelor of arts degree in spanish from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and is a native to the Manitowoc area.
Involved in the community, she serves as treasurer for CORE Treatment Services and is active with the Manitowoc County Board of Realtors as well as the Manitowoc Home Builders Association. In her spare time, Sitkiewitz enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, home improvement projects, and being a part time fitness instructor.