Community First Bank (CFB) is pleased to announce Mark Fillback, owner and operator of Fillback Family of Dealerships, was elected to Community First Bank’s board of directors at the March 2022 annual meeting. CFB President and CEO Dan Klahn said, “We are very pleased to have Mark join our board of directors. Mark is an astute business person who has locations in three of our existing branch markets. Mark’s business skills, market knowledge, and bank board experience will be a tremendous asset to our organization. We are fortunate to have him join our board.”
Mark Fillback was born in Dodgeville, Wis., and later was raised on a farm south of Cobb, where he lived with his parents and one sister. Growing up, he worked the family farm with his father. He attended Iowa Grant High School and went on to earn a business degree from UW–Platteville. While attending UWP full time, he also worked with his father at the original Fillback Ford location in Highland. In 1989, Fillback acquired the family car dealership from his father and took over the daily operations.
Fillback has worked hard since then to grow the business into what it is today. He expanded the Fillback Family of Dealerships by adding additional locations and domestic brands in Richland Center, Boscobel, and most recently, Prairie du Chien. Fillback now oversees all four locations and over 100 dedicated employees. Previous to joining the Community First Bank board, Fillback was a member of the American Bank & Trust board for five years, and was an advisory board member at MidWestOne Bank for an additional two years.
Fillback has been married to his wife, Tracy, for almost 25 years, and they have two children, Ellie (23) and Luke (19). Fillback is a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and is an active outdoorsman, enjoying many hours in the woods, on the water, and with his family. He still enjoys being actively engaged in farming with his father, and is happy to now share those skills with his son.