MILWAUKEE – February 2, 2016 – Associated Bank has announced four staffing appointments to its growing Private Client & Institutional Services team located in the company’s new office at 815 North Water Street. 

“Associated Bank is proud to invest in this team to take the service we provide our clients to a level that further distinguishes us in the marketplace,” said John Utz, Milwaukee market president and head of corporate banking, Associated Bank. “Currently, there are 44 colleagues based in the Milwaukee office, representing our private banking, personal trust, investment management and retirement plan services departments. This is an important market and business for Associated Bank and we plan to continue to grow and invest in this area going forward.” 

According to Bill Bohn, head of this business line for Associated, “These new managers add to the depth and breadth of expertise and experience we can offer our regional customers. We are excited to integrate them into our outstanding team.”

David Strelitz has been hired as senior vice president, personal trust manager with Private Client Services. In this role, he is responsible for managing the new business development and personal trust administration functions in the Milwaukee market.

Strelitz brings over 30 years of financial industry experience including consumer and private banking, trust, investment management and real estate advisory services. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Active in his community, Strelitz is a board member of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, president of the Vision Forward Foundation, president of Trinity Housing Resources, board member of the Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation and an advisory member of the Waukesha County Community Foundation. Other affiliations include the planned-giving councils for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation and the Outreach Committee for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish as well as a member of the Planned Giving Council of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Tracy Foss has been hired as vice president, senior client advisor, with Private Client & Institutional Services. In this role, she works closely with high-net-worth individuals, senior executives and their families to understand their goals and objectives, and assemble the right team of Associated Bank experts to develop a customized plan.  

Foss brings over 25 years of wealth management and executive benefits experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Marquette University. Professionally, she obtained the Wisconsin Life & Health Insurance license, Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) certification and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. She is treasurer of the Elmbrook Little League Association and an active Advancement committee member and volunteer at Brookfield Academy.  

Ryun Van Cuyk has been hired as vice president, private banker, with Private Client Services. In this role, he is responsible for providing customized banking solutions to the meet the financial and business goals for high-net-worth clients.   

Van Cuyk brings over 16 years of private banking experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He serves as the board president for The Aemilian Preschool. 

Julie Niznansky has joined the Private Client Services team in Milwaukee as a private banking specialist. In this role, she is responsible for expanding and deepening client relationships by identifying clients’ needs and comprehensively utilizing resources across all the lines of business within Associated Bank.

Niznansky holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professionally, she earned the Certified Wealth Strategist designation from Cannon Financial Institute.