Promotions & New Hires

ChoiceOne Bank hires VP, promotes three employees

Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Bank hired David Huisman as vice president, commercial loan officer. Huisman has more than 25 years of local commercial banking work. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Calvin University, Grand Rapids, Mich.  “We are pleased to welcome [Huisman] to our commercial lending team,” said CEO Kelly Potes. … Read more

CFO of Indiana’s Finward Bancorp to retire in May

Finward Bancorp Chief Risk Officer Leane Cerven will retire in May.   Cerven, the Munster, Ind.-based bank’s general counsel and corporate secretary, joined both the holding company and its subsidiary Peoples Bank in 2010. Peoples Bank Director of Audit Lynette Klemm will replace Cerven as interim chief risk officer. Klemm, a Certified Bank Auditor, Certified Financial … Read more

Merchants Bank Equipment Finance names president

Dave Schlauderaff was named president of Edina, Minn.-based Merchants Bank Equipment Finance. Schlauderaff replaces Rick Barry, who retired from the bank in December. Schlauderaff, who started his career in banking since 1998, has spent the last 25 years with U.S. Bank, Minneapolis.    Schlauderaff graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., with a degree in business administration … Read more

Michigan state banking regulator names general counsel

Joe Garcia was promoted to serve as general counsel of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Garcia has worked for DIFS for more than 14 years, most of which as deputy general counsel in the Office of General Counsel. Prior to his work with the state, Garcia was a lawyer in private practice … Read more

MidWestOne Bank promotes 18 employees

Iowa City, Iowa-based MidWestOne Bank recently promoted 18 employees, including:  David Lindstrom to executive vice president, consumer banking. Lindstrom has been with MidWestOne for nearly five years. John Gerdes to first vice president, senior internal auditor. Gerdes has been with the bank for 13 years and assumed an increased role following the consolidation of three … Read more

First Business Bank hires two vice presidents

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank hired Eric Flores as vice president-portfolio manager to join its private wealth group and Kevin McCloud as vice president-wealth adviser.  A licensed CPA, Flores recently sat for the Level II Chartered Financial Analyst exam. He has a bachelor’s degree of business administration in accounting from the University of Dubuque in … Read more

Indiana-based First Bank Richmond names president, chief operating officer

Indiana-based First Bank Richmond appointed Paul Witte as president and chief operating officer.  The appointment, effective Jan. 1, was announced in a Dec. 21 regulatory filing. Garry Kleer will shed his role as president and retain his position as chair and CEO of First Bank Richmond following Witte’s appointment.  Witte, 51, has worked at the … Read more

Terry Williams named chief information officer at Associated Bank

Terry Williams was named chief information officer for Green Bay, Wis.-based Associated Banc-Corp. Williams’ hire is effective Jan. 17. He has more than 30 years of strategic information technology and global operations experience. Williams most recently served as CIO and chief technology officer for the engineering, consulting and technical service firm Belcan, LLC.  He has … Read more

German American Bancorp names new board member

Jasper, Ind.-based German American Bancorp, Inc., appointed Angela Curry to its corporate board of directors effective Jan. 1.  Curry, general counsel and vice president for legal affairs at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, will assume a seat on the board Jan. 1. Curry was appointed as the university’s interim chief of staff in 2021.   … Read more

Luminate Bank names Marc Campbell CEO

Minnetonka, Minn.-based Luminate Bank named Marc Campbell as CEO.  Campbell has more than 30 years of experience in community banking, including in leadership, compliance, operations, finance, credit and sales. Campbell has been with Lake Area Bank since 1997 and served as president and CEO from 2007-2022. The $150 million Luminate Bank was formed after Minnetonka-based … Read more