Bankers’ Bank, a leading correspondent bank for community banks located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, announces the addition of new talent to the team.
Chip Hansen – Bankers’ Bank is excited to welcome Chip Hansen as vice president – commercial banker. In this new role, Hansen is responsible for building, developing, and strengthening relationships with banks in Iowa and partnering with them to meet their commercial lending needs. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry with a majority of his career spent as a community banker in Iowa. Hansen is excited to use his experience as a community banker to better assist and meet the needs of his customers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Iowa State University and is an Eagle Scout recipient.
Dan Dockendorff – Bankers’ Bank welcomes Dan Dockendorff as vice president – mortgage technology. In his new role, Dockendorff is responsible to administer the bank’s mortgage systems and ensure the technology runs at peak performance for customers. As part of the mortgage management team, he will identify and implement new solutions, recommend improvements within existing solutions, and implement efficiencies across internal teams. Dockendorff has over 25 years of technology experience, with 15 directly focused in the financial services field and working at banks. He’s held roles working on every aspect of mortgage technology solutions, from point-of-sale to origination to servicing/default activities to secondary marketing solutions. His background also includes Agile software development and Lean Six Sigma. He is most excited to bring innovation to Bankers’ Bank through efficiencies to the mortgage process to improve customer experience and move to a completely digitized mortgage solution. Dockendorff holds a master’s of software design and development and a bachelors of arts, computer science from the University of St. Thomas. He is a U.S. Army Veteran who was awarded the Department of Defense ESGR Patriot Award.
Sonja Cheadle – Bankers’ Bank welcomes Sonja Cheadle as vice president – wealth management. In her new role, she is responsible for working with community bank broker partners and their individual clients and supporting the wealth management department. Cheadle has more than 20 years of experience in the industry primarily in the private client side of a broker/dealer as an operations supervisor. She is excited to share her knowledge and experience with the Bankers’ Bank team as well as the bank’s partners. Cheadle holds a bachelor’s of arts in psychology and sociology and holds a Series 7, 63, 24 and just completed and passed her Series 65 exam.