CLEVELAND – January 6, 2016 – Greg Ward has been hired as senior vice president and senior relationship manager in the commercial real estate (CRE) division of Associated Bank in Cleveland where he is responsible for managing, developing and deepening the bank’s presence.

Ward brings over 20 years of commercial real estate banking experience to Associated Bank. He was previously the chief financial officer at Jernigan Capital. He also spent 10 years with both Wells Fargo and KeyBank.


“Associated Bank is pleased to develop our commercial real estate presence in the Cleveland market under the experienced leadership of Greg Ward,” said Jenni Roudebush, Ohio Market Manager, CRE division, Associated Bank.


A graduate of Allegheny College, Ward holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in economics and English and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently a guest lecturer for the School of Urban Planning at Cleveland State University and served as chairperson on the Urban Land Institute for Cleveland from 2011-2013. In the community he has volunteered with multiple committees and events benefitting homelessness, youth and hunger. 


Ward’s office is located at 159 Crocker Park Blvd., 4th floor, Westlake. Beginning Feb. 1, he will be located at 600 Superior Ave. East, Suite 1300, Cleveland.