Associated Bank hires three senior relationship managers

Green Bay, Wis.-based Associated Bank added three senior relationship managers to commercial banking teams in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Gregory Fleck was hired as a vice president and relationship manager in Madison, Wis.  Jennifer Kentos was named senior vice president and relationship manager in Chicago, and Garrett Newell was named SVP, relationship manager in Milwaukee. 

The hires are expected to help Associated Bank expand its commercial middle market team in five markets, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Twin Cities and St. Louis.

 Fleck joins Associated Bank from JPMorgan Chase, where he spent 15 years in commercial and private banking as a commercial banker and VP of client services. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, Newark, and an MBA from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del.  

Kentos has 18 years of commercial banking experience in both Chicago and St. Louis, most recently as an SVP at Citibank. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, and an MBA from Saint Louis University.

Newell has nine years of banking experience in the Milwaukee market, most recently as VP of middle market banking at Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank. Newell has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.    

“Their proven expertise and dedication to fostering valuable client relationships will strengthen our commercial banking offerings and will be a great benefit to the business communities in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago,” said Executive Vice President Phillip Trier. “We look forward to the contributions they will make as we deepen our impact across our markets.”