Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow its Green Bay team

Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow its Green Bay team

GREEN BAY, Wis. - September 14, 2011 - Associated Banc-Corp continues to grow with the promotion and hiring of four senior leaders.

Sarah Schwarten has been promoted to senior vice president, strategic planning manager for Associated Wealth Management. In her new role she works with the wealth management leadership to identify ways to better serve and meet client needs. She has been with Associated Bank since 2001, most recently serving as a special projects consultant on the corporate strategy team. She is a graduate of Lawrence University and is currently working on her master's in business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. In the community Schwarten volunteers with March of Dimes and Junior Achievement.

Adam DeKeyser has been promoted to vice president, commercial real estate relationship manager. He is responsible for growing and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate loans while enhancing customer relationships. An employee of Associated for 13 years, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and his master's in business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. DeKeyser is an active volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

David Fink has been hired as vice president, performance and leadership management consultant. He is responsible for developing and optimizing performance management and career and succession management practices across the company. Most recently he was the director of management and organization development at School Specialty, Inc. in Greenville, Wis.

Joshua Nave has joined Associated as vice president, planning systems manager. In this capacity he is responsible for administering and maintaining planning applications for internal monthly forecasts and annual budgets. He comes to Associated from Schneider National where he was the manager of financial planning and analysis.

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