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First Business Bank Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

Renee Ramirez

First Business Bank is pleased to welcome Renee Ramirez to First Business Bank’s southeast Wisconsin advisory board.

“We’re very excited to have Renee on our advisory board,” said Kevin Kane, president of First Business Bank’s southeast Wisconsin market. “Under her leadership as CEO and founder of Community Smiles Dental, the organization has achieved amazing results providing access to quality dental care for those in our community who need it most.”

Renee Ramirez is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Community Smiles Dental, formerly Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic. In August 2018, she opened a second clinic in Menomonee Falls. Both locations provide affordable dental care for low-income families, high-risk expectant mothers, and low-income children. Since 2008, the clinic has provided more than $23 million in dental care to more than 21,000 patients. Community Smiles Dental was named Waukesha County Executive’s Large Nonprofit of the Year in 2015 and has been national recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentist Foundation as a “gold star” dental program for children.

Ramirez graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in international relations and economics. She has thirty years of experience in nonprofit management and is recognized for her leadership in Wisconsin as a mentor for women, as an advocate for oral health equity, as well as for her expertise and success in fundraising.

Amanda Berg

Additionally, First Business Bank is pleased to welcome Amanda Berg to the Bank’s greater Dane County advisory board.

“Amanda is a great addition to our advisory board,” said Jim Hartlieb, president of First Business Bank. “She’s an experienced leader who brings positivity and deep connections within Dane County. We’re very glad to have her perspectives and contributions.”

Amanda Berg is vice president for Financial Affairs and chief financial officer at Edgewood College.

Prior to joining Edgewood College, Berg was executive vice president and chief financial officer with Slipstream, overseeing finance and program delivery operations as well as spending time overseeing human resources, legal/contracts, facilities, and the vehicle fleet. Previously, Berg accumulated more than 15 years of financial and accounting experience at various organizations throughout the Madison area. Most recently, she served as financial controller, project manager, and human resources manager at ZD Studios, Inc., an environmental graphic design firm specializing in transforming and inspiring environments and brands. Berg also previously held auditing, accounting, and finance positions at Famous Footwear, Fiskars Brands, Inc., and Grant Thornton, LLP.

Berg earned a bachelor of business administration degree and a master of accountancy degree from UW-Madison. She is a lifetime member of the National W Club, a council member of the UW-Madison Athletic Department’s Equity Diversity Council, treasurer of Out Professional Engagement Network (OPEN), and enjoys occasionally serving as an announcer and scoreboard operator for athletic events at UW-Madison.