Associated Bank recently received the 2019 Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and the Top Three Best of the Best Elite awards during the National Association of Business Resources (NABR) fifth annual Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® gala at the Wisconsin Club.


The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human-resource practices and employee development. Organizations are assessed on their communication, work-life balance, employee education and more.


Associated Bank scored above the regional average in nine of 10 categories, including:


•     Diversity and inclusion

•     Work-life balance

•     Community initiatives

•     Compensation, benefits and employee solutions

•     Employee enrichment, engagement and retention

•     Employee education and development

•     Recruitment, selection and orientation

•     Employee achievement and recognition

•     Communication and shared vision   


Organizers shared that Associated Bank’s culture stood out above the rest of the competition, as the bank scored in the top 5 percent in seven out of the ten categories and scored in the top 1 percent for compensation, benefits and employee solutions. 


“Providing an engaging work environment for all colleagues is a top priority for the organization and for our human resources team,” shared Angie DeWitt, executive vice president and deputy chief human resources officer, Associated Bank. “For Associated Bank to be considered a top three elite winner is a great honor.”