Bergren, Wallen join Associated team in Chicago

Bergren, Wallen join Associated team in Chicago

CHICAGO - June 12, 2012 - Associated Bank has hired two new leaders to its Chicago area team.

J. Eric Bergren has been hired as senior vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. In his role he will partner with commercial clients and prospects to provide value-added business, financial and banking solutions for their businesses. Bergren previously was a relationship manager with Fifth Third Bank in Chicago. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a master's in business administration degree from The Ohio State University. His office is at 200 E. Randolph St., Chicago.

Jennifer Wallen has joined Associated as senior vice president, senior enterprise risk manager where she is focused on the bank's enterprise risk management partnership with business lines and the corporate support function of developing and overseeing risk management programs. She comes to Associated from JP Morgan Chase where she was a vice president, operational risk and control manager. She holds both a bachelor's degree and master's degree, having earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and her master's in business administration degree from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. Her office is located at 5200 N. Central Ave., Chicago.

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 more than 250 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. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at

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