Promotions & New Hires

AbbyBank names Rabitz VP/ag loan officer

Wisconsin-based AbbyBank hired Charles Rabitz as vice president/agricultural loan officer for the bank’s Abbotsford and Shawano, Wis., markets.  Rabitz has more than 14 years of banking and ag lending experience. He has a bachelor’s degree and completed the Graduate School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as training from the Farm Bureau … Read more

ChoiceOne Bank adds 3 to lending team

Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Bank hired William Bruinsma, Brandon Hayes and Bonnie Potter as loan team members.  The bank named Bruinsma and Hayes vice presidents and commercial loan officers, and Potter as a mortgage loan officer. Bruinsma has an MBA in finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Michigan, … Read more

AbbyBank promotes Rekau to SVP

Abbotsford, Wis.-based AbbyBank promoted Adam Rekau from vice president/commercial loan officer to senior vice president/senior loan officer and hired Shawn Sukup to fill Rekau’s former role.  Rekau joined AbbyBank in 2018 with 15 years of banking experience. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire’s School of Business.“I know (Rekau) is very excited to … Read more

First Business Bank names Cerbins VP

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank named Craig Cerbins as vice president-commercial banking in its southeast Wisconsin office.  Cerbins began his financial services career at the bank. Named a credit analyst in 2010, he was promoted to vice president-commercial banking in 2017.  Cerbins graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in … Read more

Availa Bank names Mulder VP

Sioux City, Iowa-based Availa Bank hired Terry Mulder as vice president mortgage loan officer. Mulder has 20 years of experience in banking. Last year, he received the Winner’s Circle award through the Iowa Mortgage Association for being an elite producer. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dordt College, Sioux Center.  “We are really … Read more

Iowa State Bank adds 3 to trust department

Des Moines-based Iowa State Bank added two vice presidents and one assistant vice president to its trust department.  The hires include Eric LeSher and Dylan Dinkla as vice presidents and trust officers; and Marquel Stuedemann as assistant vice president and trust officer. LeSher has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. He graduated … Read more

Walter joins Iowa State Bank Investment Services

Caleb Walter joined Iowa State Bank Investment Services in Des Moines in July 2021 with more than eight years of experience in finance and investments. Walter graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. 

Waukesha State Bank promotes Hernandez to VP

Wisconsin-based Waukesha State Bank promoted Mondi Hernandez to vice president-south region retail banking manager. Hernandez has more than 15 years of industry experience and began her career with the bank in 2005. Since then, she’s been a teller, assistant teller supervisor and personal banker. She was a bank manager before being promoted to assistant vice … Read more

Ixonia Bank names Larson as next CEO

Wisconsin-based Ixonia Bank is hiring Greg Larson as its next CEO to succeed Daniel Westrope, who notified the board last year of his intention to retire after more than a decade with the bank.  Larson attended Marquette University, Milwaukee, and graduated from the Wisconsin Bankers Commercial Lending School. He was most recently the CEO of … Read more

Collins joins Alerus as chief banking, revenue officer

Jim Collins joined Grand Forks, N.D.-based Alerus Financial Corp. as executive vice president and chief banking and revenue officer.  Collins has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, with extensive expertise in commercial banking. He previously served as Minnesota regional CEO and president of corporate banking for Old National Bank, Evansville, Ind. He … Read more