Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow its Green Bay leadership team

Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow its Green Bay leadership team

GREEN BAY, Wis. - September 19, 2011 - Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow with the promotion and hiring of five senior leaders.

John Challas has been hired as senior vice president, regional sales manager for Associated Wealth Management. In this role he is responsible for working with Associated Investment Services financial consultants, helping them assist customers in reaching their financial goals through coaching, mentoring and training. He comes to Associated from Renaissance Financial in Kansas City where he worked as a regional vice president. He brings 28 years of financial services experience to the position.

Doug Green has been promoted to the position of senior vice president, Wealth Management business manager where he will continue to manage key relationships in the Green Bay area plus develop financial metrics to drive overall performance of the Wealth Management business line. He has more than 33 years of experience in trust and investment services, the last 23 years with Associated.

Jason Wilke has been promoted to senior vice president, regional trust manager for Associated Wealth Management's north and northeast regions. He is responsible for working closely with customers in those regions ensuring their investment and fiduciary needs are being met in both the personal and retirement plan services areas. Wilke joined Associated in 2002, most recently serving as a personal trust manager. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and is currently pursuing a master's in business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.  Wilke has a Master's degree in personal financial planning and holds the Certified Financial Planner® and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designations.

Joseph Dutkiewicz has been promoted to senior vice president, director of enterprise risk management. He works with risk leaders throughout the company to set their risk appetites and manage their systems of risk governance. A 30-year veteran in the financial services industry, Dutkiewicz has been with Associated since 2001. He earned is undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his master's in business administration from Grand Valley State University. He is active in the Green Bay Yackers Toastmasters Club and Abbot Pennings Knights of Columbus Council.

Jeremy Delforge has been promoted to bank manager at the Suamico Festival Foods branch. He is responsible for the daily operations of the branch and ensuring excellent customer service as well as managing the bank's small business relationships, consumer lending and new accounts. He has been with Associated for two years, most recently as an assistant branch manager.

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 approximately 270 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. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at