Associated adds three to its Green Bay leadership team

Associated adds three to its Green Bay leadership team

Green Bay, Wis. - April 9, 2012 - Associated Bank announces the promotion or hiring of three colleagues in the Green Bay area.

Sue Johnson has been promoted to senior vice president, capital markets manager where she is responsible for working with clients to manage their interest rate risk on their credit facilities through the use of interest rate swaps, caps and collars. Previously she was a vice president, capital markets sales associate. Johnson has been an active member of the community serving on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters, YWCA and Management Women. A nine-year veteran at Associated, she brings 25 years of financial industry experience to the role.

Douglas Lee has been hired as senior vice president, trust manager. In this capacity he is responsible for working closely with customers ensuring their investment and fiduciary needs are being met in both the personal and retirement plan services areas. Lee came to Associated from Harris Bank where he was a senior trust relationship manager. Lee earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his masters of business administration degree from DePaul University. He also has a law degree from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law and is a major in the US Army Reserves, serving in the Judge Advocate Generals Corp. Lee is both a certified trust and financial advisor and a certified retirement services professional.

Mark Bogatitus has been hired as vice president, project manager, where he is responsible for overseeing information technology projects related to the transformation and reporting of bank customer data in Associated's enterprise data warehouse. He previously worked for Plexus Corporation as a business intelligence solution manager. Bogatitus earned both his undergraduate degree and masters in business administration degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Active in the community, he serves as president of the Appleton North Girls Basketball Club and coaches the 6th grade Appleton North girls' basketball team.

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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