Mission Wisconsin, a veteran-owned talent attraction company, announced today a strategic partnership with Associated Bank to actively recruit military and veteran talent for jobs in the banking industry.


With more than 200,000 service members transitioning from active duty every year, Associated Bank will work side-by-side with Mission Wisconsin to market and connect with a highly skilled talent pipeline across the world about career opportunities, building brand awareness and expanding recruitment options to meet workforce needs. This partnership will assist in Associated’s outreach efforts with the goal of attracting transitioning services members to relocate and work in the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois area.


“Associated Bank is proud to partner with Mission Wisconsin to continue our veteran recruitment efforts across our three-state footprint,” said Mallory Lepkowski, talent acquisition consultant and veteran colleague resource group ally, Associated Bank. “We continually look for ways to not only increase our veteran colleague hires but also our ability to retain our military colleagues.” 


Mission Wisconsin LLC, launched in July of 2020, is a talent attraction company focusing solely on the military/veteran family, offering support through transition for families to meet civilian career goals and lifestyle expectations. Headquartered in Wisconsin, it helps service members navigate the last mile of transition while consulting with employers about Veteran Ready efforts they can adopt to strengthen their visibility among those communities it serves.


“Partnering with Associated Bank who is already a recognized leader in the veteran hiring space speaks volumes about Mission Wisconsin and our combined commitment to supporting the military community,” said Steve Janke CEO/Founder of Mission Wisconsin. “The great state of Wisconsin is the best location for veterans and their families, and we look forward to helping them connect with all the opportunities that it provides.”


The partnership will revolve around targeted outreach events at various military bases around the United States, leads on qualified candidates’ post-event, access to database with 650,000 candidates and concierge transition assistance for our military hires.


The partnership will also include future collaboration on Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship program that Associated Bank will begin in January 2022, as well as military and veteran program development. To learn more about Mission Wisconsin’s military / veteran talent attraction services, visit www.mission-wisconsin.com





Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $34 billion and is Wisconsin's largest bank holding company. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 220 banking locations serving more than 120 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.