Promotions & New Hires

TS Bank names market president for Council Bluffs, Omaha metro

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank named Austin Diehm market president of the Council Bluffs and Omaha metro.  Diehm has more than 16 years of experience in finance and management roles within the banking industry, including personal banking, merchant processing, treasury management and commercial lending.  Diehm joined the $365 million TS Bank earlier this year as vice … Read more

Range Bank promotes several employees

Michigan-based Range Bank recently promoted several employees, including: Eric Kucharczyk to vice president, business banking officer. A graduate of Northern Michigan University, Marquette, and the Michigan Bankers Association Commercial Lending School, Kucharczyk has more than a decade of banking experience. He’s currently attending the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.    Alex … Read more

First Business Bank hires Jamie Buckley as senior vice president

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank hired Jamie Buckley as senior vice president-director of commercial banking to lead the bank’s commercial and industrial lending team at its Kansas City metro office.  Buckley has two decades of experience in Kansas City, Oklahoma and North Carolina as a business banking leader, commercial banker, consultant and area executive. Buckley … Read more

TS Ag Finance names Matt Saar VP of operations

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Ag Finance hired Matt Saar as vice president of operations. Saar, who joined TS Ag Finance in 2014, has eight years of banking experience in business banking, credit analysis and ag lending. Saar graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, and the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado.  “TS Ag Finance is committed … Read more

Centier Bank promotes Brooke Christ to mortgage loan officer

Merrillville, Ind.-based Centier Bank promoted Brooke Christ to vice president, mortgage loan officer. Christ has been with the bank since January 1999. She graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.   “What I love most about Centier is the culture and support from the Centier family,” Christ said. “In my 23 years at the bank, I … Read more

ChoiceOne Bank expands tech department with three hires

Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Bank hired Chris Allamon as vice president, director of technology and innovation; Steve Turk as assistant vice president, information technologies project manager; and Mortgage Loan Originator Elijah Williams.  Allamon has more than 20 years of experience in IT and security, most recently as VP, director of IT and security at a Michigan … Read more

Ixonia Bank hires Steve McGuire as senior vice president

Wisconsin-based Ixonia Bank hired Steve McGuire as senior vice president of commercial lending.  McGuire has more than four decades of commercial banking experience, most recently as Wisconsin commercial real estate market manager for a national bank.  McGuire has a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Park College, Chicago, and an MBA from DePaul University, Chicago. … Read more

State Bank promotes Chris Schneiderman to president

Winnebago, Ill.-based State Bank promoted Chris Schneiderman to president on Oct. 31.  Peter Morrison will remain as CEO of the $1.4 billion bank. Schneiderman’s promotion came two weeks after Rex Entsminger, the former president/CEO and director of State Bank’s parent company, Foresight Financial Group, Inc., announced his immediate retirement. At the time, Morrison was named … Read more

Eric Hurd named chief lending officer at PyraMax Bank

Eric Hurd was recently promoted to senior vice president-chief lending officer at the Greenfield, Wis.-based PyraMax Bank.  Hurd has more than 22 years of banking experience, including the last 12 with the southeast Wisconsin-based bank. He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a bachelor’s degree from the … Read more

First Business Bank adds to SBA team with three hires

Brookfield, Wis.-based First Business Bank welcomed three new vice presidents to its SBA lending team, including: DeAngelou Stevenson: Stevenson has more than a decade of experience in banking and four years of work with SBA lending.   Brian McClendon: McClendon has financed more than $300 million in SBA-guaranteed loans during his more than 25 years in … Read more