Promotions & New Hires


North Shore Bank announced that Scott Herron (pictured below) is the company’s new vice president of commercial banking.


Greenleaf Wayside Bank is pleased to welcome Joel Prunty (pictured below, left) as the bank's marketing director, and Pamela Buttles (pictured below, right) as the bank's vice president of compliance.



Capitol Bank is pleased to announce the election of Mark Koehl (pictured below) to its Board of Directors.

Park Bank is pleased to announce that Elyse Smithback has joined Park Bank as first vice president - business banking.


Mike Odden (pictured below) brings nearly 30 years of diverse banking experience in the Madison area to State Bank of Cross Plains (SBCP) as the new vice president-mortgage lending manager.



Forward Bank has promoted Sam Pritzl to vice president/commercial lender, Mark Brzeskiewicz to commercial lender, and Tom Armstrong is continuing in a leadership role at Forward Bank as senior vice president/market president.



McFarland State Bank is pleased to announce Shauna Gnorski (pictured), CPA, has joined the Bank as its chief financial officer.

New Glarus

The Bank of New Glarus and Sugar River Bank Branches (BNG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dana Shanks (pictured below) as Branch Supervisor of the Sugar River Bank in Juda, a branch of The Bank of New Glarus.


The State Bank of Reeseville is pleased to announce the recent hire of Adam Bradley to the position of vice president/controller.



Intercity State Bank is happy to announce the promotion of Kelly Hicks to retail manager, Heidi Lindsley to Wausau branch manager, Sue Ann Hintz to Weston branch manager, Loralee Geier to Weston teller supervisor, and Terra Tatro to head teller at the bank’s Schofield branch.


Wisconsin Dells

Bank of Wisconsin Dells is pleased to announce the hiring of Bob Hoepfner (pictured below), vice president/commercial loan officer.

Community Events

(Left to Right) Amos Anderson, Floyd Rose, Anthony Timmons of 100 Black Men of Madison, Andrea Finck & Kingsley Gobourne of Old National Bank.

(Left to Right) Amos Anderson, Floyd Rose, Anthony Timmons of 100 Black Men of Madison, Andrea Finck & Kingsley Gobourne of Old National Bank.

$47,500 Granted to WI Nonprofits from Old National

Old National Bank Foundation, philanthropic arm of Old National Bank contributions totaling $47,500 to six Wisconsin organizations and an annual total of $1.9 Million footprint-wide, with some contributions being multi-year commitments. The Foundation awarded the following grants:

  • 100 Black Men of Madison will receive $10,000 for Project SOAR (Student Opportunities, Access and Readiness).
  • Asset Builders of America will receive $7,500 to support their Youth Power Financial Education Initiative.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County will receive $7,500 to benefit High School & Beyond: College and Vocation program.
  • Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will receive $10,000 to assist 35 Low- to Moderate-Income families with the Affordable Homeownership and Repairs program.
  • Movin Out Inc. was awarded $7,500 to support the Community Impact Program Pilot.
  • United Performing Arts Fund will receive $5,000 for the La Casa de Esperanza Family Literacy Program.

In Memoriam


The Board of Directors of Royal Bancshares, Inc. is deeply saddened to share the loss of Ronald F. Darga (pictured), Chairman of Royal Bancshares, Inc. and founder of Royal Bank. Darga was instrumental in building the foundation for Royal Bank, establishing Royal Bancshares, Inc. in 1989. Darga recognized the value and importance of serving rural Wisconsin communities. Darga’s vision was to build a network of locally-controlled offices that served the specific needs of each community. Throughout his tenure as President and Chairman of Royal Bancshares, Inc., Darga was a vital leader in our aggressive growth strategy. Under his guidance, the organization grew from $20 million in assets in 1989 to nearly $450 million in assets today. By any measure, his career was an unequivocal success. Ron was a dear friend and valued colleague and he will be greatly missed. We are honored to continue his legacy of growing a strong community bank in the rural communities of Wisconsin.



Royal Bank received an honorable mention in The Independent Community Bankers of America’s® (ICBA) 2019 National Community Bank Service Awards, which celebrate the outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks. Royal Bank was recognized for its disaster-relief efforts following torrential rains that inundated areas of Southwest Wisconsin last year. In total, the $441 million-asset bank donated more than 210 volunteer hours and more than $422,000 through various donations, loans and grants toward recovery efforts. “ICBA is proud to recognize the extraordinary contributions of Royal Bank and its employees, which demonstrate the vital role community banks serve in helping local communities prosper,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “Royal Bank’s dedication to community banking principles and unwavering support for its customers and communities serves as a shining example for our industry.”



Intercity State Bank is excited to congratulate Cory DeBauche (pictured below) on 25 years at ISB! DeBauche works in the bank’s bookkeeping department and is always a pleasure to work with.

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