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Prevail Bank Welcomes Two New Hires

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Prevail Bank is pleased to announce that Brenda Trump has joined the Eau Claire team as branch manager and Scott Rannila has joined the Eau Claire team as a vice president & commercial banking officer.

Brenda Trump

Trump has over 20 years of banking experience, from business development and marketing, to mortgage underwriting and lending officer, to controller and branch management.

“I’m excited to have Brenda join our team,” said Renée Leinfelder, senior vice president of retail. “Her wealth of knowledge and years of customer service and banking experience will make her transition seamless. I look forward to working with her and watching her build relationships with our customers.”

“I chose Prevail Bank for many different reasons,” said Trump. “First and foremost, I support Prevail Bank’s mission 110%. I will always help customers, employees, and communities obtain their financial goals to the best of ability. It is so rewarding to be their trusted advisor and a part of their success.”

Trump and her husband, Bill, moved to Wisconsin from Arizona earlier this year. She’s already expressed an appreciation of Wisconsin’s cheeses and the abundance of freshwater lakes to fish.

“Moving to Eau Claire has been a great experience for us,” said Trump. “We have thoroughly enjoyed the farmers markets and what they have to offer, along with the lakes, the downtown murals, and the beautiful countryside.”

Trump enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. She’s a fan of the Bears, the Cubs, and the Blackhawks — a result of living in Illinois for numerous years prior to Arizona. Her two grown sons are split between those states; one lives in Buckeye, Ariz., the other in Peru, Ill.

Scott Rannila

Rannila, the bank’s newest vice president & commercial banking officer, brings decades of private banking, wealth management, and commercial lending experience to the full-service business team of Prevail Bank.

“We are excited to have Scott join our team,” said Craig Philipp, Prevail Bank’s chief commercial lender. “Scott has spent the past 20+ years in various roles working with families and businesses to achieve their financial goals. He has several professional designations and certifications, is a true advocate and strategist for his customers, results-oriented, and actively involved in the community. Scott’s talents and attributes will allow him to continue to meet and exceed customer expectations.”

“I chose Prevail Bank because I believe it offers the best of a community bank feel with the capabilities of a larger financial institution,” said Rannila. “I’m excited to help Prevail grow their presence and market share in the Chippewa Valley!”

Over the past 10+ years Rannila is or has served as a board director for Downtown Eau Claire, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wisconsin, and as a Rotarian with the Eau Claire Noon Club. Outside of the office, Rannila and his wife Jamie are busy raising three very active thirteen year olds; Jack, Jordan, and Addisontriplets! He is an active youth sports coach, enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams, and a few rounds of golf every now and then.