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Lake Ridge Bank Announces Nine Promotions Within its Business and Ag Banking Groups
February 17, 2023 (MADISON, Wis.) – On February 13, Monona Bank and State Bank of Cross Plains officially merged to become Lake Ridge Bank. During the process of combining two banks into one cohesive team, nine associates in the Business and Agriculture banking divisions received promotions.
The following individuals have been promoted to Senior Vice President-Business Banking Sales Managers. Each will lead a team of Business Relationship Managers and Administrative Assistants:
- Mike Flynn – SVP Business Banking Sales Manager
- Stan Koopmans – SVP Business Banking Sales Manager
- Rob Reichert – SVP Business Banking Sales Manager
- Jeff Zwettler – SVP Business Banking Sales Manager
Mike Flynn applies more than 25 years of experience in banking and commercial lending to the community banking service model. He exemplifies the bank’s core belief that for the bank to thrive, so must its clients and communities.
Stan Koopmans has extensive experience in credit analysis, loan underwriting and review, business development, regulatory examination, mentoring, instructing, and loan/deposit portfolio management. Stan’s desire to help his customers succeed is only matched by his vast knowledge of banking.
Rob Reichert has more than 35 years of community banking experience in the Dane County market. He is committed to adding value to every client relationship through his in-depth knowledge of loan, depository, and treasury management products and services.
Jeff Zwettler was born and raised in the community he serves. With more than 25 years of banking experience, his customers consider his extensive background with and knowledge of the area a valuable addition to his experience in commercial lending.
Lake Ridge Bank is also excited to announce the promotions of the following Business Bankers and Ag Relationship Managers:
- Dave Wyttenbach – Senior Vice President & Senior Business Relationship Manager
- Rene Johnson – Senior Vice President Ag/Business Relationship Manager
- Casey McClyman – Senior Vice President Business Relationship Manager
- Jeff Schleis – Senior Vice President Business Relationship Manager
- Klayton Brandt – Assistant Vice President Business Relationship Manager
Dave Wyttenbach has spent more than 40 years assisting farmers and other agriculture businesses with their credit needs. He is an active volunteer helping young people develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in the farming and ag industry.
Rene Johnson brings more than 20 years of agriculture banking experience to her role as the bank’s Ag Team Leader. Her extensive knowledge of farming comes from both family history and formal training, giving her a strong foundation to draw upon when serving her customers.
Casey McClyman has more than 20 years of experience in business banking, with a special interest in working with family-owned and small businesses in particular. He believes there is nothing more rewarding than to helping someone who started with nothing build and grow a successful venture.
Jeff Schleis has more than 15 years of experience specializing in commercial real estate, commercial lending, and venture capital. He brings first-hand, personal experience to solving many of the challenges his customers face.
Klayton Brandt started at the bank as a Customer Service Associate in college, then worked as a Credit Analyst after graduation before becoming a trusted Business Banker. Locally born and raised in Verona, he enjoys rolling up his sleeves to help community businesses grow and reach their financial goals.
Lake Ridge Bank is now the seventh largest bank headquartered in the State of Wisconsin, with 23 branch locations and nearly 400 associates serving almost 40,000 households across 17 communities. The goal was to create a bank with resources and services that compete with regional or national institutions but still maintains its focus on local communities and the businesses that help our area stay strong and vibrant places to live and work.
For additional information, please contact Mark Schellpfeffer at email@example.com.