First State Bank Promotes Wood to Vice President of Loan Operations

First State Bank recently announced the promotion of Brian Wood to vice president – loan operations. In his new role, Wood will oversee all aspects of application, processing, and servicing of First State Bank’s loan portfolio while ensuring adherence to loan policy and regulatory compliance.

Wood has held various credit and loan processing supervisory roles during his eleven years at the bank. Promoted in 2021 to senior credit analyst/assistant vice president – special projects, Wood led several process improvement initiatives in the bank’s credit and lending operations.

“Brian is a creative leader in our organization,” commented bank President Bob Van Asten. “He thoroughly understands the loan process and has great vision for balancing all of the behind-the-scenes details of lending with making the loan process as easy as possible for our customers.”

Wood is a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with majors in finance and economics. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021. Wood is located at First State Bank’s new Stevens Point office at 5500 Carrie Frost Drive, which opened mid-April.