Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow its Chicago leadership team
CHICAGO - October 26, 2011 - Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow with the promotion and hiring of five new leaders in the Chicago area
Teresa Gutierrez, age 30, has been promoted to senior vice president, director of finance for the bank's corporate real estate division. She came to Associated in March as controller. In her new role she is responsible for financial analytics, reporting, forecasting and budgeting for more than $2 billion in assets and $65 million in annual revenue. Gutierrez has more than eight years of commercial real estate banking experience. She has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's in business administration from Northern Illinois University. She is located in the AON Center at 200 E. Randolph Street, Chicago.
Frank Barbaro, age 38, has been hired as senior vice president, managing director of capital markets where he is responsible for working with the bank's relationship managers to assist clients in managing their interest rate and foreign exchange risk. Barbaro comes to Associated from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was director of global rates and currencies. A graduate of Northwestern University, he earned his master's in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His office is located at 190 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago.
Sandra Lorenz, age 57, has been hired as senior vice president, regional retail director. In this capacity she is responsible for overseeing all of Associated's retail business in Illinois which includes 50 bank branches. She joins Associated from Fifth Third Bank where she was senior vice president, market manager for the eastern gateway. She brings 21 years of experience in the financial services industry. Lorenz is based in the AON Center at 200 E. Randolph Street, Chicago.
Shilpa Hingwe, age 32, has been hired as vice president, portfolio manager where she is responsible for underwriting, credit monitoring and portfolio management of middle market banking relationships. She previously worked as a portfolio manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Hingwe holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State University and a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her office is located at 190 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago.
Darin Mackey, age 44, has been hired as vice president, human resource business partner. He is responsible for working with employees throughout the organization in helping them understand and deliver on the bank's new brand promise to its customers. He comes to Associated from BMO Capital Markets/ Amcore Bank where he was a human resources manager. Mackey is based at 16 N. Spring Street, Elgin.
ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $22 billion and is one of the top 50 financial services holding companies operating in the United States. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated has approximately 270 banking locations serving more than 150 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. The company offers a full range of banking services and other financial products and services. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
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