RHINELANDER, Wis. – September 7, 2017 – Brad Kowieski has joined Associated Bank as vice president, commercial banker, Community Markets – Northern Wisconsin. He is responsible for retaining and growing our new commercial banking relationships in the northern region, working closely with bank managers and the commercial banking team in Wausau.
Kowieski brings more than 19 years of business experience to Associated Bank. Previously, he held the position of vice president, commercial lending at Great North Bank, where he was responsible for leading customer relationship management in Northeastern and Central Wisconsin. Before that, he served as vice president, strategy and business development at RMM Solutions, Inc.
In the community, Kowieski serves on the board for Oneida County Economic Committee and is a county appointee to the Oneida County Airport Commission. In addition, he serves on the committee for Nativity of Our Lord, Little League and Knights of Columbus.
Brian Fritz has joined Associated Bank as vice president, private banker, Community Markets – Northern Wisconsin. He is responsible for providing broad financial and risk management services to meet the needs of high-net-worth individuals and families throughout Northern Wisconsin.
Fritz brings more than 12 years of banking experience to Associated Bank. Previously, he held the position of assistant vice president, district branch supervisor at mBank where he was responsible for overseeing all branches in the Western Wisconsin market, including Eagle River, Saint Germain and Three Lakes. Before that, he served as assistant vice president, bank manager at BMO Harris Bank in Eagle River and Three Lakes, Wis.
In the community, Fritz is the president for the Northwoods United Way and has served on their board for three years. He is a former member of the Rotary and former head football coach for his Alma mater, Three Lakes High School.
Kowieski and Fritz are located at 8 W. Davenport St.
“We are pleased to welcome Brian and Brad to the team in Northern Wisconsin,” said Dennis DeLoye, Central and Northern Wisconsin market president, Associated Bank. “Their Northwood’s roots combined with their prior experience will help them create lasting connections with our clients and communities across the Northern Wisconsin market.”
ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of nearly $30 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
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