Jake Weinand has joined Forward Bank as a vice president – market president and will oversee the move of Forward into the Northwoods market. In joining the, Weinand will focus on finding the right location to help build relationships with area businesses and community members.
“I’m looking forward to joining a team that is dedicated to bringing financial services back to rural communities in Central and Northern Wisconsin,” commented Weinand. “The values that the Forward team shares align well with my personal outlook, and our shared purpose will help many businesses, non-profits, and families in the Northwoods.”
Weinand has his bachelor of arts in real estate and urban land economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been very active in the Northwoods as the president of Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading, treasurer of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation, Rhinelander Community Foundation, and chief volunteer officer of the YMCA of the Northwoods.
When not at work or volunteering, Weinand enjoys playing on the lake in the summer, in the woods in the fall, and trying to get on the trails in the winter. His family makes firewood in a hobby business in the springtime on land in Phelps, and now have a resort that will add to their lifestyle. The Weinand family also chase their boys around in sports, with Weinand coaching both of them in football which adds to the fun.
“Jake is a wonderful addition to our commercial lending and leadership team,” said Dave Clark, president of Forward Bank. “He has built a strong reputation for providing personalized service for his business clients and has formed strong bonds with many in the Northwoods. We can’t wait to see the changes in communities that other banks have been leaving when Jake works with non-profits and businesses to keep the area thriving.”