Promotions & New Hires

Berlin

Fortifi Bank announced that Peter Prickett (pictured below, left) and Greg Lundberg (pictured below, right) were appointed to its board of directors.

   

Horicon

Horicon Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Dale Hans (pictured below) to senior vice president and head of the bank’s mortgage lending function.

 

Madison

Ashley Burns has joined Settlers bank team as retail banking manager.

Park Bank has promoted Josh Marron (pictured below, left) to senior vice president business bank, and Andy Gonzales (pictured below, right) has joined the bank as vice president business banking.

  

Markesan

Markesan State Bank is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors recently promoted the following three officers: Tim Dillie (pictured below, left) has been promoted to vice president – lender; Greta Syvertson (pictured below, center) was promoted to assistant vice president – BSA/AML/CIP/OFAC Officer; and Adam Bradley (pictured below, right) to assistant vice president – controller, information technology & information security officer.

Marquette, Mich.

The Stephenson National Bank & Trust is pleased to welcome Heather Addison (pictured below) to its Marquette Trust & Investment Services Office located in Marquette, Mich.

River Valley Bank has promoted Lea Dziesinski to cash management solutions specialist, a new position created to serve business banking customers of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula area.

Waukesha

Waukesha State Bank has hired David Rosenwald (pictured below, top) as vice president – commercial banking team lead and Kyle Kees (pictured below, center) as vice president – commercial banking officer. Additionally, Prairie Financial Group, a division of Waukesha State Bank, has hired Jean Durham (pictured below, bottom) as senior personal trust associate.

 

Anniversaries

Marinette

On October 25, The Stephenson National Bank & Trust celebrated its 144th anniversary. SNBT marked the occasion with an open house.

Community Events

Royal Bank Donates Scoreboards to Royall Schools

Royall School District has been busy at work to update the indoor athletic facilities at the High School gymnasium. In recent years, the school has raised funds and sought volunteers to help update the speaker system, install new handmade banners, paint the facility, add new lighting, replace the bleachers and, most recently, install a new floor. As a member of the Elroy community, this is a project that Royal Bank feels connected to. The bank recently donated funds for a new scoreboard. Representatives from Royal Bank recently presented a check to the Royall girls volleyball teams at their first home game on Thursday, September 14. This marked the first time the scoreboards were in use at the school.

SNBT Pledges Funds to Healthy Youth Coalition

The Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette and Menominee Counties (HYC) announces that The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) has pledged another round of $12,000 for the next four years to support the coalition’s mission beyond federal funding. SNBT began supporting HYC in 2010 and has committed to doing so until 2020, with over $22,000 being donated to the Coalition as of 2018.

Back Row pictured from left to right: Stephanie Ohlfs, Waukesha State Bank vice president – marketing manager; Dan Shepard, Waukesha State Bank executive vice president; Ty Taylor, Waukesha State Bank president & CEO; Carol Taylor; Cindy Gnadinger, Carroll University president; Don Taylor, Waukesha State Bank vice president; and Joel Benz, vice president – commercial banking officer. Front Row pictured from left to right: Scholarship recipients Grady, Walczak, Cardenas, Dora, McCormick, Stritesky, Hirn, Schneider, Weil, and Mueller.

Back Row pictured from left to right: Stephanie Ohlfs, Waukesha State Bank vice president – marketing manager; Dan Shepard, Waukesha State Bank executive vice president; Ty Taylor, Waukesha State Bank president & CEO; Carol Taylor; Cindy Gnadinger, Carroll University president; Don Taylor, Waukesha State Bank vice president; and Joel Benz, vice president – commercial banking officer. Front Row pictured from left to right: Scholarship recipients Grady, Walczak, Cardenas, Dora, McCormick, Stritesky, Hirn, Schneider, Weil, and Mueller.

Waukesha State Bank Awards Scholarships to Carroll University Freshmen

Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 locations in Waukesha County, awarded 20 $1,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen at Carroll University. Waukesha State Bank began their Carroll University scholars program in 1996 to support Carroll students, from Waukesha County high schools, in their freshmen year. To date, the program has impacted over 350 Carroll students. The 20 2018-19 Waukesha State Bank scholarship recipients are Megan Ansley, Brookfield; Kayla Cardenas, Muskego; Taylor Dora, Sussex; Zachary Fifield, Waukesha; Rachel Fordham, Waukesha; Amanda Gall, Sussex; Emily Gaskell, Brookfield; Andrew Grady, Muskego; Meghan Hayes, Milwaukee; Emily Hirn, Sussex;  Josie Jackson, Waukesha ; Anessa McCormick, Menomonee Falls; Jessica Mueller, Sussex; Hannah Schneider, Muskego; Eva Schwerer, Oconomowoc; Rebecca Stec, Waukesha; Megan Stritesky, Brookfield; McKenna Walczak, Sussex; Hope Weil, Hartland; and Kaitlyn Zanon, Waukesha. 

The German Christmas Market Board pictured: (Back Row) Bob Duffy, John Ellis, Dan Jarocki, Mick VanEvery, (Front Row) Jan George, Sharon Manke, and Kathy Kaempf.

The German Christmas Market Board pictured: (Back Row) Bob Duffy, John Ellis, Dan Jarocki, Mick VanEvery, (Front Row) Jan George, Sharon Manke, and Kathy Kaempf.

First Bank Financial Centre Donates to the Oconomowoc German Christmas Market

First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC) is proud to once again support the German Christmas Market with a $5,000 donation. The German Christmas Market is a festive, community-driven event that provides an array of entertainment, food, and shopping during Thanksgiving weekend. From pictures with Santa, to scrolling through the decorated outdoor Christmas village, to authentic German cuisine, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Announcements

Manitowoc

Bank First National Corporation is pleased to announce it has secured regulatory approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become a fully reporting public company. In addition, the company has obtained approval to begin trading its stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ‘BFC’ ticker symbol.

New York, N.Y.

The ABA Foundation has recognized six banks for their outstanding commitment to their communities. The ABA Community Commitment Awards — to be presented on October 23 during ABA’s Annual Convention in New York — are given in six categories to honor innovative, high-impact bank programs and projects that produce lasting results in the communities they serve. Among the winners are WBA members: U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, for affordable housing; and Old National Bank, Evansville, Ind., for protecting older Americans.

Oregon

Roger Erickson, Oregon Community Bank’s senior vice president of mortgage lending, was recently recognized for his honorary commander role with the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison.

Stoughton

McFarland State Bank will donate its downtown Stoughton bank building and the adjacent parking lot to the City of Stoughton to be used for public purposes and to serve Stoughton citizens for generations to come. The City Council recently voted 7-4 to accept the bank’s gift, which is valued at $1,525,000.

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