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First Business Bank Welcomes New Northeast Wisconsin Advisory Board Member

Robert Zemple

First Business Bank is pleased to welcome Robert Zemple to First Business Bank’s northeast Wisconsin advisory board.

“Bob is highly respected in our northeast Wisconsin business community as a self-made leader,” said Rick Hearden, president of First Business Bank’s northeast Wisconsin market. “We are very lucky to have Bob’s input on our advisory board. He will be an integral part of helping our experienced team.”

Robert Zemple grew up on a family dairy farm in central Wisconsin where he first learned the meaning of hard work and motivation. After graduating from UW-Oshkosh in 1980 with a BBA in accounting, Zemple worked for Schumaker, Romenesko, and Associates (SR&A), a local public accounting firm in Appleton, where he was promoted to shareholder in 1993. SR&A merged in 1999 with Virchow, Krause, and Company (VK), a member firm with Baker Tilly. In 2008, VK adopted the Baker Tilly name, and Zemple retired from Baker Tilly in September 2021 as partner. He led the firm’s manufacturing/distribution industry team for 20 years.

Throughout his career, Zemple has been involved in various boards, including positions on church boards, Heart of the Valley Chamber board from 1989 to 2021, Fox Cities Chamber board from 2014 to 2021, and a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1983.