Luedtke named Prevail Bank branch manager

Greg Luedtke has been named the Eau Claire branch manager for Prevail Bank. “I chose Prevail Bank because it is a local, community-based financial institution,” Luedtke said. “I also know that Prevail appreciates its employees; they do what’s right for them and their customers. At Prevail Bank I have the ability to change customers’ lives … Read more

Former OCC head dies at 88

Former Comptroller of the Currency John D. Hawke, Jr., a longtime banking leader and educator, died earlier this month at the age of 88.


Community Bank Owatonna announces 3 promotions

Community Bank Owatonna recently made several staff promotions.  The locally owned and operated bank announced Libby Hafstad’s appointment as senior loan administrator; Jeremy Wildeman to vice president, cashier and compliance officer; and Jeffrey Goergen’s advancement to senior VP/chief credit officer.  Hafstad has been with Community Bank Owatonna for eight years. Wildeman has more than 20 … Read more

Longtime Indiana banking leader retires after 55 years at First Federal

Rochester, Ind.-based First Federal Founding Chair and President/CEO Dick Belcher has stepped down after 55 years of leading the organization.  Belcher oversaw the now-$515.4 million bank’s expansion to six branches in northern Indiana and its status as one of the leading mortgage lenders in the state.   The board of directors recently promoted the bank’s current … Read more

Pasch new market president at Red Wing Merchants Bank

Tom Pasch has been named market president for Merchants Bank in Red Wing.  “Tom is a great addition to our already amazing team in Red Wing,” said North Region President Dan Massett. “His background, integrity, emphasis on relationship-based banking and leadership skills truly align with our culture and the strategic focus here at Merchants.” Pasch … Read more

First Business Bank welcomes Krutza as VP

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank has welcomed Matt Krutza as vice president-director of private wealth and wealth advisor.  Krutza has more than 12 years of experience in finance, through investment management, private banking, and financial and estate planning. He has earned a number of designations, including as an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor. He has a … Read more