Associated Banc-Corp names Mary Thompson Senior Vice President, Director of Change Leadership

Associated Banc-Corp names Mary Thompson Senior Vice President, Director of Change Leadership

MADISON, Wis. - September 30, 2011 - Associated Bank announced today that Mary Thompson has been named Senior Vice President, Director of Change Leadership. Thompson will focus on developing and implementing a formal corporate wide change management process.

Thompson brings more than 15 years of banking and human resources experience to Associated. Most recently, Thompson held the position of Senior Vice President, Talent Strategies at M&I where she directed mergers and acquisitions teams, specifically in restructuring and cultural integration, and implementing enterprise-wide strategic objectives through change and talent management best practices.

"Mary Thompson is an outstanding addition to our human resources team, said Judy Docter, Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources at Associated. "Her extensive experience in the financial services industry and human resources field will be invaluable in the successful execution of Associated's growth strategy."

Thompson holds a bachelor's degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a master's degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also holds several professional certifications in change management and human resources. Thompson also served as director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin and the Management Resources Association (MRA), and is a member of The American Society of Training and Development and the Society of Human Resources Management.

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

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