Bankers’ Bank, a leading correspondent bank for community banks located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, has announced the addition of new talent to the team and two promotions.
Brian Mickey – Bankers’ Bank is excited to welcome Brian Mickey as first vice president, risk management solutions. In this new role, Mickey is responsible for managing and developing the bank’s loan review and portfolio analysis services. He has three decades of experience in the banking industry with experience at small to medium sized commercial banks. He’s worked in many different facets of credit including underwriting, administration, loss mitigation, asset management, and business development with a primary focus on commercial real estate lending. Mickey is excited to partner with community banks and deliver a solution to better meet their needs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Loyola University of Chicago.
David Paxton – Bankers’ Bank recently promoted David Paxton as the new senior vice president, risk management solutions. In his new role, he is responsible for building and executing strategies to grow the bank’s risk management solutions. Paxton joined Bankers’ Bank in early 2022 as first vice president, business solutions. He has worked in community banking for more than 10 years, most recently at Amalgamated Bank of Chicago as the manager of their government services and union services departments. Prior to that role, he worked for ten years in Washington D.C. as a commercial banker. Paxton holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation management from West Virginia University. Paxton is looking forward to building relationships with community banks and providing solutions to meet their risk management needs.
James “Jim” Kluck – Jim Kluck has been promoted to first vice president, risk management solutions. Kluck is responsible for the management of the bank’s asset liability management and enterprise risk management solutions. He has been with Bankers’ Bank for 5 years, most recently as vice president, asset liability management. In that role, he was responsible for growing the business from five bank customers to over 50 bank customers. Kluck is focused on building long-term relationships with his customers and spends time to understand each customer’s unique circumstances and challenges to help deliver solutions to help banks better manage their risk. Kluck is a graduate of Marquette University with a masters of business administration. He is also a Certified Managerial Accountant.