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Bank First Announces Promotions of Schroeder, Lighthall

Bank First is pleased to announce the promotion of Sharol Schroeder and Brad Lighthall.

Sharol Schroeder

Sharol Schroeder has been promoted to senior vice president – human resources. She joined Bank First in 1989 as a teller and began working in the bank’s human resources department in 1994.

In her new role, Schroeder will be responsible for the direction of the human resources department which includes employee development and relations, performance reviews, recruitment, compensation, wellness, and benefits.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in human resources from UW–Green Bay.

She serves on the board of the Manitowoc/Two Rivers YMCA and the Manitowoc Public School District Foundation. Schroeder is a lifelong Manitowoc resident and is a part of the Lakeshore Human Resources Association, along with 100 Women Who Care of Manitowoc County. Schroeder and her husband have three grown children and eagerly await grandchildren to spoil.

Brad Lighthall

Brad Lighthall has been promoted to retail banking officer. Lighthall joined Bank First in December 2019. Before becoming a member of the Bank First lending team, Lighthall gained extensive experience in the entire home-buying process while managing a title company in Manitowoc for three years. He takes great pride in helping individuals and families reach their personal financial goals through purchasing, refinancing, or building a home.

With his promotion, Lighthall has transferred from the bank’s Eighth Street office to its Valders location and will serve the greater Valders area.

He earned his dual master of business administration degrees with emphases in finance and management from Concordia University Wisconsin and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Capitol Civic Centre. Lighthall resides in Manitowoc with his wife and daughter and enjoys spending time downtown, going to Milwaukee Bucks games, and traveling north to spend time on the lake.