Promotions & New Hires

First Security Bank & Trust announces two promotions

Andria Hillegas and Chelle Schlader were promoted at Charles City, Iowa-based First Security Bank & Trust. Hillegas was promoted to ag/commercial lender. Schlader was promoted to loan operations supervisor.  Hillegas joined First Security six years ago as an ag/commercial loan processor and servicing clerk while working toward receiving her bachelor’s degree in business administration as … Read more

ChoiceOne Bank hires three employees

Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Bank hired Christine Zahm as vice president and private banker to its Wealth Management Group. The bank named Amanda Brooks as Coopersville, Mich., branch manager and Tim Shaw as mortgage loan officer. “We are extremely pleased to welcome [Zahm, Brooks and Shaw] to our ChoiceOne teams,” said CEO Kelly Potes. “Each of … Read more

Forward Bank names VP/senior commercial loan officer

Larry Snedden joined Marshfield, Wis.-based Forward Bank as vice president/senior commercial loan officer. Snedden received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has 33 years of work experience at northern Wisconsin-based financial institutions.  “(Snedden) has been and will continue to be one of the … Read more

Capitol Bank expands leadership team with two promotions

Madison, Wis.-based Capitol Bank expanded its leadership team.  The bank promoted Justin Hart to president and Ami Myrland to executive vice president. Ken Thompson remains as CEO and chair of the board. Hart has been with the bank since 2007, and most recently served as senior vice president. He has a Bachelor of Science degree … Read more

Sunrise Banks promotes two to senior vice president

St. Paul, Minn.-based Sunrise Banks promoted Jason Scott and Denise Toussaint to regional retail manager roles and from vice presidents to senior vice presidents.  Toussaint will oversee the $1.9 billion bank’s retail banking division for Minneapolis branches. Scott will oversee the retail banking division for Sunrise Banks’ St. Paul locations.  Scott and Toussaint have been … Read more

WaterStone Bank hires seasoned CRE lender as vice president

Wauwatosa, Wis.-based WaterStone Bank hired Scott DeJong as vice president of commercial real estate. DeJong has more than 20 years of CRE experience, most recently at U.S. Bank.  DeJong’s commercial lending experience includes work with apartments, shopping centers, condominiums, hotels, subdivisions and industrial, office and medical office buildings. He graduated from the University of Milwaukee … Read more

Michigan’s County National Bank names CEO, president

Hillsdale, Mich.-based CNB Community Bancorp, Inc., named Joseph Williams president and CEO of the holding company and its $1.1 billion subsidiary, County National Bank. Williams’ role will be effective in early October. A nearly four-decade banker, Williams was most recently county market president with the $45 billion, Evansville, Ind.-based Old National Bank. He has experience … Read more

Pony Express Bank names VP of credit administration

Liberty, Mo.-based Pony Express Bank hired Wes Waggoner as vice president of credit administration. Waggoner has more than 25 years of commercial banking experience in the Kansas City area and was most recently portfolio manager for Academy Bank, Kansas City, Mo. He graduated with a finance degree from Missouri State University, Springfield.  “We’re extremely pleased … Read more

Busey Bank names key Indiana leader

Champaign, Ill.-based Busey Bank named Leo “Skip” Watson Jr. executive vice president-regional president of Indiana. Watson, who started his formal banking career in 1988 at JPMorgan Chase in Indianapolis as a commercial banking officer, has served in numerous executive roles at large banks over the last 24 years.    Watson has a Bachelor of Science degree … Read more

TS Ag Finance hires senior vice president to lead future work

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Ag Finance hired Sarah Prince as senior vice president to lead the company’s future work in agriculture real estate lending. Prince has 21 years of experience at both large regional and community banks in credit analysis, relationship management and ag banking. She was most recently a senior relationship manager for Farmer Mac. … Read more