Promotions & New Hires

Cadott

Citizens State Bank of Cadott announced Bob Binczak (pictured below, top left) has been hired as VP of commercial banking, Dan Lindeman (pictured below, top right) has been hired as VP of ag lending, and Tim Stone (pictured below, bottom) has been hired as VP of deposit operations.

  

Fond du Lac

National Exchange Bank & Trust is pleased to welcome Joe Weber (pictured below, left) as a mortgage loan officer, and to announce the promotion of Bob Benzinger (pictured below, right) to loan project officer.

  

Fort Atkinson

Badger Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Candy Allard (pictured below, left) to assistant vice president and human resource specialist, and Mitch Weyer (pictured below, right) to vice president.

  

Grafton

Todd Novotny (pictured below, left) has joined Cornerstone Community Bank as a commercial lender. Additionally, Cornerstone Community Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Novotny (pictured below, right) to chief credit officer.

  

Lake Mills

Bank of Lake Mills is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jake Schultz (pictured below) to residential mortgage loan officer.

Loyal

Citizens State Bank of Loyal is pleased to announce the addition of Rick Jacob (pictured below) as senior vice president, chief lending officer.

Madison

State Bank of Cross Plains is pleased to promote Paul Manchester (pictured below) to SVP-chief retail officer.

Capitol Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Ami Myrland (pictured below, left) as senior vice president and chief financial officer and Jim Saer (pictured below, right) as senior vice president of commercial lending.

  

Milwaukee

Park Bank has announced the following promotions: Ryan Behring to assistant vice president, credit administration; Jillian Culver (pictured below, top left) to vice president, private banking; Sarah Krebs (pictured below, top right) to assistant vice president, treasury management; Valerie Milne to senior human resources officer; Ashley Mueller (pictured below, bottom left) to assistant vice president, commercial banking; Carol Patrick to compliance officer; Jennifer Webster-Menzynski to assistant vice president, appraisals; and Scott Winkel (pictured below, bottom right) to first vice president, credit administration.

  

  

Oregon

Oregon Community Bank is thrilled to promote Rob Ketter (pictured below) to bank assistant vice president – IT director.

Oshkosh

Choice Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Marcia Buss (pictured below, top left) to personal banking officer, Julie Freeman (pictured below, top right) to assistant vice president – branch manager, Ingrid Jorgenson (pictured below, second row, left) to vice president – private banker, Chad Miller (pictured below, second row, right) to vice president – commercial lender, Chad Miller (pictured below, third row, left) to vice president – residential lending, Miranda Starbird (pictured below, third row, right) to vice president – controller,and George Thada (pictured below, bottom) to vice president – residential lending,

   

  

  

River Falls

First National Bank of River Falls recently announced the promotions of Chad Edwards (pictured below, top left) and Kaydi Sobottka (pictured below, top right) to the title of vice president, and Lisa Johnson (pictured below, bottom) to the title of Prescott branch officer.

  

Waukesha

Waukesha State Bank has hired Brenda Mosehart (pictured below, top) as mortgage consultant, and has promoted Mitch Grulke (pictured below, bottom) to commercial banker.

Community Events

Community State Bank Provides Podcasting Opportunity to Knapp Elementary School

Community State Bank (CSB), Union Grove, recently donated new podcast equipment to support United Way’s LIFT (Link and Inspire for Tomorrow) community school initiative at Knapp Elementary School. The donated equipment included two microphones with stands, a podcast board, headphones, and other technical equipment for audio connectivity. CSB also took the opportunity to help train and mentor United Way and Knapp Elementary School staff on the use of the equipment and audio software. Currently, the school is using their new equipment to compete in the National Public Radio Student Podcast Challenge.

Jeans for a Cause Benefits Salvation Army

First National Bank at Darlington employees recently donated personal funds to the local Salvation Army from their "Jeans for a Cause” fund. Accepting the donation is Reg Gill, Lafayette County Sheriff. Every Friday, participating employees wear jeans and pay $5.00 to be donated to local organizations.

Announcements

Denmark

Denmark State Bank announced the launch of Your Money, Your Life, an interactive, online financial education initiative through their new partnership with the nation’s leading education technology innovator, EVERFI, Inc. The program is available as a complimentary resource to help local community members learn how to manage their finances and plan for the future.

Retirements

Madison

State Bank of Cross Plains (SBCP) celebrates with Linda Ballweg (pictured below) upon her retirement as the bank’s Executive Vice President-Chief Retail Officer. With more than 40 years in the banking industry, Ballweg has been an integral part of SBCP’s success for 26 years—first by leading the human resources division and then as part of the executive leadership team for more than a decade.

 

Associate Member News

Milwaukee

Ambassador Financial Group, Inc. was acquired by PNC Bank effective at the end of business Friday, April 12. Going forward, the organization will be known as PNC Financial Institutions Advisory Group, Inc. Customers will continue receiving timely market commentaries, economic updates, thought leadership articles and quarterly publications enhanced with the broader resources and greater market breadth the merger provides.

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