Promotions & New Hires

Fond du Lac

National Exchange Bank & Trust has announced numerous promotions within the organization: Mitch Frydrych (pictured below, top left) to senior vice president – information technology; Lisa Karst (pictured below, top right), Cheryl Klauck (pictured below, second row, left), Mollie Schill (pictured below, second row, right), and Peggy Zickert (pictured below, third row, left) to vice president – regional operations leader; and Sally Harvey (pictured below, third row, right), Kristin Rowe (pictured below, bottom left), and Beth Schmidt (pictured below, bottom right) to operations officer.


Ixonia Bank is happy to announce the addition of Chris Braatz (pictured below, left) as assistant vice president of retail lending. In addition, the Board of Directors Ixonia Bancshares, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mark R. Hogan (pictured below, right) has been elected to its Board and to the Board of Ixonia Bank. Hogan most recently served as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and prior to that had a long and successful history in the banking industry.


First Business Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Alton Multhauf  (pictured below, top left) to vice president – treasury management. The Private Wealth team of First Business Bank is pleased to announce that Ryan Witt (pictured below, top right) was hired as vice president – wealth advisor, and Brian Elmer (pictured below, bottom left) was hired as vice president – wealth advisor. First Business Equipment Finance, LLC, a subsidiary of First Business Financial Services, is pleased to announce the promotion of Spencer Woodbury (pictured below, bottom right) to commercial finance – team lead.

Sun Prairie

Bank of Sun Prairie announces Rod Ellenbecker (pictured below) has joined as senior vice president, director of wealth management and trust.


National Bank of Commerce has further expanded its commercial banking team by repositioning Daniel Berg (pictured below) to vice president – commercial banker.


Farmers & Merchants State Bank proudly announces the following promotions: Cindy Anton (pictured below, top left) to human resources officer; and Brad Chadwick (pictured below, top right) and Kyler Kabat (pictured below, bottom) to assistant vice president – mortgage loan officer.


Payroll Complete, a division of Waukesha State Bank, is proud to announce the promotion of Stephanie Jerge (pictured below) to assistant payroll services manager.



Ixonia Bank announced that as of April 1, 2020, they have added a team of more than 80 mortgage professionals. A nationwide lender with corporate offices based in Waukesha, Wis., Novus Home Mortgage focuses on a streamlined borrower experience through innovative technology and a common-sense approach to lending. The focus is always on the customer, and that is where alignment between the two companies begins.


Bank First is pleased to announce it has been named to the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) Bank Honor Roll for a second year. Bank First joins only 15 banking institutions across the United States that have been recognized with this honor, down from 18 institutions in 2019.

Associate Members

Davenport, Iowa

Quad City Bank & Trust is proud to welcome Kristin King (pictured below) as vice president, correspondent banking.

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