Retirements

ChoiceOne board member retires, two appointed

Patrick Cronin retired from the boards of directors of Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Financial Services and ChoiceOne Bank on Sept. 21. Cronin was appointed to the ChoiceOne Financial Services board three years ago in connection with the merger of Lapeer, Mich.-based County Bank Corp. into ChoiceOne. A local State Farm insurance agent for 48 years, Cronin … Read more

The Farmers Bank CEO to retire next year

Frankfort, Ind.-based The Farmers Bank President and CEO Karen Gregerson will retire in September 2023. Gregerson has been with the bank in those roles for six years. She started her banking career in Marion, Ind., following her graduation from Ball State University’s Miller College of Business. She has a master’s degree from Indiana Tech, Fort … Read more

HBT Financial to undertake CFO succession plan

Executive Vice President Matthew Doherty will step down from the CFO role he holds at  Bloomington, Ill.-based HBT Financial, Inc., at the end of this year.  Peter Chapman, EVP and CFO of the $13 billion Great Western Bancorp, Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D. will join HBT Financial on Oct. 1 and assume the CFO role on … Read more

First Business Bank CFO to retire, successor named

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank CFO Edward Sloane Jr. will retire next March.  The bank plans to name current Chief Accounting Officer Brian Spielmann to succeed him. Spielmann is expected to serve as deputy CFO and the CAO until he assumes Sloane Jr.’s current role.  Spielmann, who joined the bank in 2006, held a variety … Read more

Dacotah Bank executive vice president Hollen retires

Aberdeen, S.D.-based Dacotah Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Hollan retired March 31 to become a senior adviser. Kristen Fauth was promoted to Hollan’s former positions. Hollan graduated from Northern State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a minor in economics. He graduated with a Master of … Read more

Nordquist stepping down as Wells Fargo Minnesota CEO

Wells Fargo Minnesota CEO Laurie Nordquist is retiring, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.  Her last day in the position will be April 8. Nordquist, Wells Fargo’s lead region president for the Upper Midwest, started her career with the bank in 1990, when it was still Norwest. She was previously the head of the … Read more