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National Exchange Bank & Trust Announces New Operations Managers

National Exchange Bank & Trust has announced that Kari De Smith has been named operations manager for the Adell office and Amanda Schultz has been promoted to operations manager for the offices located in Brandon and Rosendale.

Kari De Smith

De Smith has taken on the duties of operations manager for the Adell location of National Exchange Bank & Trust in addition to her current role as operations manager in Cedar Grove.

De Smith joined the bank in 2015 as a teller/customer service representative. She then became team leader/supervisor before being named operations manager in Cedar Grove in January 2021. With this promotion, De Smith will oversee deposit operations at both offices. She will lead her teams in providing excellent customer service and ensure smooth and efficient retail office operations including scheduling, hiring and training.

De Smith grew up in Bonduel, Wis. where she attended Bonduel High School. She has received certificates in Personal Banking and Branch Management from the Wisconsin Bankers’ Association and a Supervisor certificate from the American Bankers Association.

Today, De Smith resides in Oostburg with her family where she is active in the community as a part of Kids Hope USA Mentoring Program, the Cedar Grove Christmas Village Market Committee, and serves as treasurer for the Holland Mutual Insurance Board.

Amanda Schultz

Amanda Schultz has been promoted to operations manager for the offices located in Brandon and Rosendale for National Exchange Bank & Trust.

Schultz joined the bank in 2016 as a customer service representative. In her new role, she will lead deposit operations, oversee the hiring and training of new staff, and continue providing excellent customer service.

Schultz grew up in Columbus, where she attended Columbus High School. She went on to earn her bachelors of science in criminal justice from Herzing University in Milwaukee.

Today, Schultz resides in Brandon with her family. She is active in the community and organized a horse pull for the Brandon Community this past year, which she hopes will be an annual event. Additionally, Schultz has assisted with clerking the Livestock Auction at the Alto Fair for the past five years and has helped the Brandon office in their efforts to be a part of the Holiday Parade for the past two years.