Associated Bank names Fox Valley advisory board Associated Bank today announced the appointment of six community and civic leaders to Associated’s Fox Valley advisory board.

The newly formed, customer-focused advisory board is charged with representing Associated Bank in the business community and assisting the bank in its efforts to grow its market share in the Fox Valley Region. The group will meet on a quarterly basis for one year.

Members include: Karen Fredrick, Director of Operations, West Side Tire and Auto, Oshkosh and Ripon; Kurt Gruett, President and Owner of Water-Right, Inc., Appleton; John Pfefferle, CEO of Pfefferle Companies, Inc., Appleton and affiliate of Grubb & Ellis, as well as an independent real estate investor; Steve Sakai, President, CMD Corp, Appleton; Marc Snyder, VP-Finance of Bergstrom Corp, Neenah; and Wayne Stellmacher, President, Keller, Inc., Kaukauna.

"We are pleased to have the services of these individuals to assist us in our growth efforts in the Fox Valley,” said Stephen Tramp, Market President, Fox Valley Region, Associated Bank. “As experienced members of the Fox Valley business community, we hope to utilize their knowledge to enhance the way Associated Bank does business and interacts with existing banking customers and prospective customers."

Pictured, Stephen Tramp, Market President, Fox Valley Region, Associated Bank