APPLETON, Wis. – June 26, 2015 – Mary Welch has been promoted to business line risk manager with Associated Bank. In this role in the Private Client and Institutional Services division she is directly responsible for overseeing all aspects of business line risk management and control related processes. In performing these duties, she serves as adviser to business line senior management for all areas of risk by ensuring that the business line establishes, maintains and successfully executes all applicable risk related policies and procedures, in full compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and company requirements.

Welch has spent the last 28 years in the financial industry with Associated Bank with the most recent role as audit director with Associated Corporate Audit Services. She brings significant experience in risk management practices, governance processes and internal controls to this new role.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Welch earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration degree. She is a certified public accountant and holds certifications as Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist, Certified Retirement Services Professional, Certified Financial Services Auditor®, and Certification in Risk Management Assurance.

Professionally Welch serves as a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fiduciary and Investment Risk Management Association, and Institute of Internal Auditors. Her office is located at W3122 Cty Rd KK.