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Bank First Announces Recent Promotions

Mike Molepske, chief executive officer of Bank First is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Elizabeth Miller has been promoted to vice president – deposit operations. Elizabeth joined the bank in 2009 as a teller/customer service representative and advanced into other roles such as personal banker, assistant branch manager, branch operations/training coordinator, and most recently as deposit operations manager. In her role, Elizabeth will continue to use her extensive banking experience to oversee deposit operations of the bank. She attended Lakeshore Technical College and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Lakeland University. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and their three children. Her hobbies include crafting, spending time in her garden and flowerbeds, as well as hunting and fishing at their family cabin.


Phil Plagemann has been promoted to facilities officer. Phil joined the bank in 2018 with several years of maintenance and carpentry experience. He served as facilities specialist and was later promoted to facilities manager. In his current role, Phil performs and manages general branch maintenance and oversees the facilities team, which is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and courier needs. He works closely with external vendors, architects, and engineers and is instrumental in coordinating the bank’s construction projects including new branch designs and the renovation of current offices. He received his journeyman apprenticeship in Carpentry from Lakeshore Technical College. Phil has been a volunteer firefighter for 18 years and is active in his children’s athletic programs. He lives in Kiel with his wife and two children. They enjoy camping, sports, hunting, and woodworking.