After 43 years in finance and a decade with Community State Bank (CSB) Chief Financial Officer Peter Schumacher has announced his intent to retire at the end of the year. As part of a long term succession plan, CSB is excited to announce the appointment of Bob Findysz to the position of senior vice president, chief financial officer.
“I’m very honored and humbled to have worked in the financial industry for as long as I have,” said Schumacher. “While I’ll miss the individuals at Community State Bank, I’m excited to start spending more time with family. It’s been a great career and I’m confident in a seamless transition of senior leadership.”
Findysz joined Community State Bank at the beginning of June 2023. He and Schumacher are jointly serving as Chief Financial Officer until the end of the year. Findysz brings over 30 years of financial expertise, 14 of which have been in CFO and executive based positions.
“Community State Bank’s long history and commitment to the community are what drew me to their organization,” said Findysz. “But what really confirmed it for me were the people. You can clearly see their commitment to the bank, community, and to their customers. I’m excited to work with them and be a part of growing CSB.”
As chief financial officer, Findysz will be responsible for managing the finances of Community State Bank, which involves strategic planning, making significant decisions relating to the bank’s investment strategies, and managing financial activities, including: budgeting, forecasting expenses, and mitigating financial risks for sustainable growth. Findysz will also be responsible for leading a growing financial team at the bank, including recently promoted Controller Nicole Kurhajec and Assistant Controller Alyssa Hegemann.
“This year Community State Bank celebrates our 125th Anniversary. Our history was built upon leaders who genuinely care about the success of our community. As we grow our leadership team at CSB, we want to hire people who have similar values and want to see CSB succeed for the next 125 years,” said CSB President and CEO Scott Huedepohl. “Bob is committed to growth, teamwork, and establishing efficiencies… all qualities that we believe will be very meaningful and necessary as we continue to build our bank.”