ICBSD names Megan Olson to replace McCurry as president

Megan Olson was hired to lead the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota as president and CEO.  She replaced Greg McCurry in the role Aug. 1.

“We are very lucky to have Megan join our team” said ICBSD Chairman Hugh Bartels, who is also a director of Reliabank Dakota, Watertown.  “Megan will bring a high level of enthusiasm and solid leadership to our association.  Our goal remains the same, ‘to help community banks succeed.’  Megan’s skills and abilities will allow our association to continue to grow and provide leadership in South Dakota.”

A native and resident of Watertown, Olson has served as the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO since 2005. She holds the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management credentials, the benchmark for chamber of commerce and association management. Olson brings a strong background in community development, activism and community marketing and promotion.

“I am very excited to jump into my new role with the ICBSD and continue the mission of helping community banks succeed,” Olson said.  “Community banks are the backbone of rural South Dakota; I am looking forward to helping each of our members.”

McCurry, who had held the position since 2012, announced in June he would be leaving. He joined the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota in early August to lead membership development efforts as senior vice president and chief development officer.

– John Hankerd, 58, was promoted to executive vice president and chief credit officer Aug. 7 at Associated Bank, Green Bay, Wis. Most recently he was Associated’s executive vice president and group leader of specialized industries.

He succeeds James Simons, 61, who is retiring after more than 35 years in the banking industry.

Hankerd brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the role. He joined Associated in 2004 and has held a number of senior management positions in commercial and corporate banking, including credit functions. In his new role, Hankerd will be responsible for the leadership and strategic execution of the company’s credit policy, reserve methodology, underwriting standards, loan quality, and overall credit administration. Hankerd also will serve as a member of the executive committee. He will be based in Milwaukee.

– The American National Bank, Beaver Dam, Wis., announced:

Patricia Frankenstein was promoted to executive vice president and chief operations officer. She started her career with The American National Bank 39 years ago and has extensive experience.  Responsibilities have included management roles in deposit operations, human resources, compliance and special projects. Prior to her promotion, Frankenstein served as the bank’s senior vice president and cashier. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Lakeland University, Plymouth, Wis.

Mark Holsapple was promoted to executive vice president and chief credit officer. He joined the bank last year with 34 years of banking and lending experience.  He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture finance and economics from Western Illinois University, Macomb, and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Graduate School of Banking.

Jamie Henning was promoted to senior vice president and retail banking officer. Henning began working at The American National Bank nearly 25 years ago after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.  He has served customers in the investments division as well as being a personal banker.

Additionally, Martin Sell was elected chairman of the bank’s board after serving on it for nine years.  He is the owner of RKETEK Architect Services and Edwin Brix Vineyard.  He has a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

– Wade Elder was promoted to senior vice president and Watford City, N.D., market president at Cornerstone Bank, Fargo, N.D. He succeeds former president Dale Patten who retired earlier this year after a career of more than 33 years in banking. He joined the bank in 2012 as a business banker and has more than 30 years of banking experience in North Dakota and Montana. He has a degree from Bismarck State College, Bismarck, N.D.

– Andy Portale has joined Westbury Bank, Hartland, Wis., as senior vice president, commercial banking, serving business clients across Waukesha County. Previously, he worked as a vice president with Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Town Bank, Hartland. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and marketing from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

– Patrick Hunt recently joined Central Bancshares, Inc., Muscatine, Iowa, as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.  He previously was associated with Standard Bank and Trust Company, Hickory Hills, Ill., where he was executive vice president and CFO.

Hunt, who brings 30 years of banking experience to the job, has a degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MBA from DePaul University, Chicago, and is a CPA. He replaces Jeff Pattison who retired at the end of June.

– John V. Moran joined Old National Bank, Evansville, Ind., as senior vice president and director of corporate development and strategy. He most recently served as vice president of investment research and head of the Denver office for Macquarie Securities. He will report directly to Old National CFO Jim Ryan.

Moran brings 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investment research to his new role at ONB. Prior to his most recent position at Macquarie, he worked for Cohen & Company in New York City. He also spent time as an analyst with Ryan Beck & Co. in Florham Park, N.J., and in corporate real estate with Lucent Technologies in Morristown, N.J.

A New Jersey native, John has a bachelor’s degree and MBA in finance from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., as well as a master’s degree in real estate development from Columbia University, New York City.

– First National Bank of Muscatine, Iowa, announced:

Wayne Johanson was promoted to executive vice president and senior loan officer. He replaces Tim Nelson, who retired at the end of June.

Johanson joined First National Bank in 1984 as an installment loan officer. He was promoted to assistant vice president/lending in 1986 and then to vice president/commercial loan officer in 1987. In February 2004, he was promoted to senior vice president/commercial loan officer.

Nate Meineke was promoted to vice president, commercial loan officer. He joined the bank as assistant vice president, personal banking in 2011, was promoted to assistant vice president, retail banking/consumer lending manager in 2014, and most recently served as vice president, manager of retail banking. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

– David Johnson joined First International Bank & Trust, Watford City, N.D., as a business development officer. He is a leader in community banking and is an active Fargo-Moorhead community member. He joins FIB&T with 25 years of experience.

– Josh Guse was named vice president, business banking officer at Frandsen Bank & Trust, Forest Lake, Minn. He most recently worked at St. Paul, Minn.-based Anchor Bank in its Arden Hills, Minn.,  office as a vice president, business banking. He has 18 years of banking experience, with the past six years in business banking. He has a bachelor’s degree in business economics from South Dakota State University, Brookings.

– Michael Pagel joined the trust department as vice president and trust officer at Iowa State Bank, Des Moines. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a law degree from Drake University, Des Moines. Before joining Iowa State Bank, Pagel practiced law with a focus in the areas of estates, trusts, taxation and real estate.

– Morgan Nessler was named vice president of retail banking at Hickory Point Bank, Decatur, Ill. Prior to joining Hickory Point Bank, Nessler was a branch manager vice president at a large national bank in central Illinois. She has more than decade of banking experience in the Springfield, Ill., area. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

– Pioneer Bank, St. James, Minn., announced:

Nate Newhouse was hired as a business banker in the Mankato, Minn., office. Previously, he has held positions at Community State Bank, Spencer, Iowa; Farmers State Bank, West Bend, Iowa, and Bank Plus, Estherville, Iowa. Newhouse has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa. He has certificates from Consumer Lending School, Compliance School, Leadership Institute, Commercial Credit School, the Iowa School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado.

Heather Bottin was hired as a mortgage and personal banker in the St. James office. A graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, Bottin has 10 years of experience in banking in southern Minnesota.

David Gullixson was named business banker. His past experience includes time with accounting firm Eide Bailly as a compliance associate for nearly five years and a stint at First National Bank Minnesota, Mankato. Gullixson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and management from Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato.

– Margaret Palubinski announced she will retire from First National Bank & Trust, Beloit, Wis. She is assistant vice president and manager of its Clinton, Wis., branch.

Palubinski has spent 48 years with the bank, joining it in 1969 as a bookkeeper. She worked as a proof operator, switchboard operator, accountant and teller before being promoted to her first branch manager position in 1985. She moved to the Beloit-Inman Parkway branch in 1988 and to the Clinton branch in 1994.