Associated Banc-Corp has announced several senior level staffing appointments and is looking forward to the growth and development that the new colleagues will provide to the bank. Each addition has great abilities and experience to offer. Please keep Associated Bank and our colleagues in mind for any financial or business related questions.
Joseph Domek has joined Associated as senior vice president, regional sales manager where he oversees the south region of Associated Investment Services. Prior to joining Associated he was an investment sales manager for First Midwest Financial Network. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Domek also holds a master's in business administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. His office is located at 301 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora.
Ann Ellingsen has been hired as vice president, underwriting manager. She is responsible for managing credit underwriting and level one portfolio managers in Associated's south region, focusing primarily in the Chicago area. Previously she was a vice president of lending for Niles Township Schools Credit Union. A 25-year veteran in the financial services industry, Ellingsen earned her bachelor's degree from Loyola University. Her office is located at 200 E. Randolph St., Chicago.
Paul Korrison has been hired as senior vice president, credit manager for Associated's south region. Based in Chicago, he is responsible for managing the credit underwriting and portfolio administration for the bank's middle market and regional banking in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio. Korrison previously worked for U.S. Bank where he was a vice president, portfolio manager for Chicago middle market banking. He brings 18 years of experience to the position and is a graduate of Marquette University where he earned both his bachelor's of science degree and his master's in business administration degree. Korrison's office is located at 200 E. Randolph St., Chicago.
Bryan Vis has been hired as vice president, relationship manager - Healthcare Industry Banking Group. In this capacity he works closely with existing and prospective healthcare clients on a nationwide basis to provide industry specific products and advice. Previously he worked as a senior underwriter in specialized industries for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Vis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Valparaiso University. His office is located at 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago.
Lauren Dransman has joined Associated's Commercial Banking team as vice president, commercial real estate portfolio manager. In this capacity she develops and manages a portfolio of commercial business relationships, helping businesses finance their real estate purchases. Dransman earned her bachelor of administration in finance degree from the University of Cincinnati. Her office is located at 312 Walnut Street, Ste. 3450 in Cincinnati.
Mark Fleming joins Associated as vice president, building system engineer. He is responsible for improving and standardizing the physical property support systems such as energy and safety for employees and customers. He previously was a project manager for Trane. Fleming is active in the community, volunteering for the Boy's and Girl's Brigade, Future Farmers of America and 4-H.
Jessica Kielpikowski has been hired as vice president, project manager II in Associated's information technology department, managing IT-related projects with retail banking, business banking and several administrative departments. She previously worked at Schneider National in Ashwaubenon as an IT program manager/project manager, and is a graduate of Lakeland College. In the community Kielpikowski serves as the treasurer on the board of directors for OURS Through Adoption of Northeastern Wisconsin and is the OURS Through Adoption conference chairperson.
Pam Drye has joined Associated Bank as assistant vice president, residential loan officer. She is responsible for helping customers obtain their best mortgage solution by assisting them throughout the process from loan origination to signing. She works with loans for refinancing, purchasing and new construction. Drye came to Associated from First American Credit Union where she served in a similar role, and brings more than 15 years of lending experience to the position. She works out of two locations: 2720 N. Lexington in Janesville and 531 E. Grand in Beloit.
Kurt Reindl joined Assoicated's leadership team in the Milwaukee area as senior vice president, strategic planning manager and is responsible for Associated's strategy and solutions related to process improvement, efficiency gains, technology advancement and automated reporting, as well as project management and strategic initiatives for the loan and deposits operations group. He previously worked at AnchorBank. Reindl earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth sports. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.
Steven Rodberg joined Assoicated's leadership team in the Milwaukee area as vice president, portfolio manager. He is responsible for managing a client base of businesses and helping them establish appropriate credit structure and risk management to be used for acquisitions, expansions and working capital requirements. Prior to joining Associated Rodberg was with BMO Harris Bank as a credit officer. He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the position. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Rodberg has been a Junior Achievement volunteer in the Cedarburg School District for nine years. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.
David Waligorski has joined Associated Bank as director of credit risk review. In this capacity he will work directly with lending officers, credit administrators and loan servicing colleagues to provide accurate and consistent administration of loan review activities for affiliate bank commercial and retail loan portfolios. Waligorski brings 20 years of experience to the role, most recently with BMO Harris Bank where he was a regional special accounts manager. He has also worked for Firstar Bank in Milwaukee and the Greater Milwaukee Open. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and is a certified public accountant. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.
Melissa Cobb has been named branch manager for the Associated Bank Minocqua branch located at 8751 Highway 51N and 70W. Cobb is responsible for managing the overall operations of the branch while directing activities to help maintain and develop business and consumer relationships. She previously worked as a sales director for Regulus. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, she brings more than 15 years of financial industry experience to the position.