GREEN BAY, Wis. – September 18, 2013 – Bradley Ross joins Associated Bank as solutions architect where he is responsible for providing new business intelligence tools and solutions. His primary role is to deliver technology best practices that enhance business vision and align with the bank’s strategic and corporate goals.

Prior to joining Associated, Ross held the position of business intelligence manager with Assurant Inc. and has 11 years of insurance experience. He is a graduate of Michigan State University having earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and holds an Executive Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota. Ross’ office is located at 287 Holmgren Way.

Sarah Schwarten has been promoted to director of strategic planning with Associated Bank. In this new role she conducts bank wide and individual strategic planning activities. Schwarten facilitates the aggregation of strategic planning results into an updated corporate strategic plan and project management responsibilities that include project design and launch, ongoing management, and project resolution and documentation.

With 12 years of banking experience, Schwarten previously served as manager in Associated’s Private Client & Institutional Services Strategic Planning division. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in economics from Lawrence University and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Schwarten’s office is located at 433 Main St.