Hanson brings more than 30 years of banking experience to Associated, including over 20 years of leadership responsibility within the CRE segment. Most recently, he was executive vice president, Commercial Real Estate with Bank of America, where he was responsible for all levels of business in the Midwest CRE Group, which included 370 employees and 7 CRE business lines. He spent over two decades in CRE leadership roles with LaSalle Bank prior to its merger with Bank of America.
"Strong leadership for our CRE business is a critical aspect of our long-term plan for establishing a high quality, profitable portfolio," said Associated Banc-Corp President and CEO Philip B. Flynn. "Breck is a proven and accomplished leader whose skills and deep knowledge of the Midwest real estate markets will be a valuable asset in achieving Associated's goals for CRE." Hanson will report directly to Flynn in this newly-created position and serve on the Executive Committee.
Hanson received an MBA from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. His primary office will be in Associated's offices in downtown Chicago.
Associated Banc-Corp is a diversified bank holding company with total assets of $23 billion. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated has 290 banking offices serving approximately 160 communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. Associated offers a full range of traditional banking services and a variety of other financial products and services. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.AssociatedBank.com.
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