Promotions & New Hires


First Business Bank announced the promotion of Kim Preston (pictured) to senior vice president, treasury management – Milwaukee market leader.


Oak Bank is proud to announce two career advancements among associates and a new team member. Amber Lehnherr (pictured), previously Oak Bank’s cash management specialist, has been promoted to assistant vice president, deposit operations manager. Stephanie East (pictured), previously a personal banker at Oak Bank, will take over as cash management specialist. Oak Bank also welcomes Carri Case (pictured), who brings strong communication talents to the team as a client service representative.


GreenLeaf Bank recently announced the addition of Ryan Kauth as senior vice president of lending.


Horicon Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Lori Ewan (pictured) to the trust administration services division of the bank.


Wolf River Community Bank announces a promotion, a new hire, and a new board member to its financial team. Jeff Van Ekeren (pictured) joins the organization as vice president of commercial
lending. Jenni Badtke (pictured) has been promoted to assistant vice president. Amanda Otis (pictured) was recently appointed to Wolf River Community Bank’s Board of Directors.


Citizens State Bank of Loyal is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Hein (pictured) as vice president, ag and commercial loan officer.


First Business Bank is pleased to announce the following promotions within its Private Wealth group: Brad Howe (pictured) to senior vice president, portfolio manager and director of investments in Greater Dane County; Nancy Johnshoy (pictured) to senior vice president, portfolio manager and market strategist in northeast Wisconsin; Jim Myers (pictured) to senior participant services and education officer throughout Wisconsin and KC Metro; Kevin Pomarnke (pictured) to senior vice president, trust advisor in Greater Dane County; Cymbre Van Fossen (pictured) to senior vice president, trust advisor and director of fiduciary services in Greater Dane County; and Jennifer Verbrigghe (pictured) to vice president, trust advisor, leading their Trust Associates team in southeast Wisconsin.




Capitol Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Brenda Homeister (pictured) as assistant vice president of loan documentation and Paige Janquart (pictured) as controller.


Bankers’ Bank is excited to welcome Elliot Klim (pictured) as investment representative.


One Community Bank has promoted Heather Tyler (pictured) to vice president, marketing and is pleased to welcome Gretta Stilson (pictured) to the bank as the mortgage sales director.


Intercity State Bank is pleased to announce several promotions: Krisi Gilray (pictured) has been promoted to vice president, compliance and risk management. Sue Ann Hintz (pictured) has been named manager of the newly renovated main office in Schofield. Ginny Sauer (pictured) has been named marketing director.

Sun Prairie

Bank of Sun Prairie welcomes Trevor Stebbins (pictured), Lisa Barry (pictured), and Monica Gonzalez (pictured) to their growing mortgage practice.


F&M Bank in Waterloo, Marshall, and Oconomowoc is pleased to announce the promotions of Scott Cochems (pictured) to senior vice president, commercial lending, and Kasondra (KC) Knuth (pictured) to assistant vice president, mortgage loan officer.


Maxwell Vos (pictured) has been promoted to project manager and security officer for First Federal Bank of Wisconsin.


Stacy Eggerson (pictured) has been appointed as community president of WaterStone Bank’s Greenfield/Loomis Road branch.



Staff Changes Announced at Peoples State Bank, Wausau

Peoples State Bank President and CEO Scott Cattanach has announced the following promotions (from left to right): Bryan Nill to financial advisor of Peoples Wealth Management team; Meredith Otte to vice president, private banking commercial team lead;


Denise Jantzen to vice president, commercial banking; Michelle Lulich to assistant vice president, commercial banking officer;


Robert Chasteen to assistant vice president, commercial banking officer; Seth Wage to commercial banking officer;

Kayeng Moua to assistant vice president, branch manager; Tina Andrasek to assistant vice president, branch manager;

Jill McDonald to senior personal banker officer; Ryan Kellenberger to senior personal banker-officer;


Sarah Matsche to personal banking officer; Greg Framke to assistant vice president, compliance;


Janene Ball to assistant vice president, director of loan operations; and Janel Thoune to vice president, director of marketing.

Peoples State Bank also hired Todd Schultz as a home loan lender.


Laura Wiegert (pictured), senior vice president – marketing at Investors Community Bank was recently named to the Customer Experience Advisory Committee at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Wiegert was selected for the UW-Parkside advisory committee based on her professional experience, accomplishments, and leadership qualities demonstrated through her customer experience work at ICB. In addition, Wiegert serves as vice chair of WBA’s Marketing Committee.


Waterstone Financial, Inc. announced that in February, its board of directors elected Derek L. Tyus (pictured) to serve on the board of directors.

In Memorium

Willard Leonard Ogren, 87, of Iron River, Wis., died on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn. Willard was born on Sept. 22, 1933, in Superior, the son of Swan Leonard and Amanda Sabina (Gustafson) Ogren.

In 1952, Willard started working as a teller at Security State Bank in Port Wing, and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. After one year of college, he left to pursue banking full time. In a short time, he was promoted to bank manager at Security State Bank in Iron River. Throughout the years, Willard and his wife Jeri purchased stock and became the owners of the Security State Bank (Port Wing, Iron River, Brule). They later acquired Security Bank and Farmers State Bank (New Auburn, Ridgeland, Dallas, Sand Creek, and Bloomer). At 87, Willard was still working at the bank every day closing in on a 70-year career in the industry he loved and where he always had time and a story to tell anyone who called or stopped in.

Willard was very active in the Wisconsin Bankers Association serving on the Board on two different occasions, and ultimately becoming Chairman of WBA in fiscal year 1999-2000. Willard always went out of his way to speak with the staff at events and when he called the office, he checked in with us both personally and professionally. Willard cared deeply for the industry and the association, and he will be missed.

Willard also served on many other boards and associations notably the American Bankers Association Council and the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank Nominating Committee.

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Terry Lardinois, GreenLeaf Bank’s chief lending officer, has retired after 19 years of service. His career began in 2001 when then bank CEO Dave Krutz retired from day-to-day bank operation. Lardinois will remain on the bank’s board of directors.

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