ROCHESTER, Minn. – March 14, 2016 – Associated Bank (NYSE:ASB) has selected new Rochester leadership team managers to broaden its locally based financial services portfolio, expand its market presence and help foster regional economic development.


In addition, Associated announced that it will continue to serve customers from its downtown hub branch at 206 Broadway following the completion of a long-term lease agreement. Associated opened a new branch on Commerce Drive in early 2015. It also has existing branches at 101 1st Street and Apache Mall. For the near future, the company will not seek additional Rochester branch sites.


“Rochester remains a pivotal market for us,” said Timothy Lau, executive vice president and head of Community Markets. “We believe our new leadership group immediately improves our market position thanks to their individual and collective banking experience together with their local prominence and community relationships. These professionals are keenly attuned to regional market needs and share Associated’s commitment to improving the banking experience for both consumer and commercial customers.”


According to Lau, Justin Davis has become vice president and commercial market leader for the Rochester Community Market. Davis was previously assistant vice president, commercial banking relationship manager for U.S. Bank in Rochester. He has 13 years of prior financial services experience with U.S. Bank, Stockman Bank, Rocky Mountain Bank and other entities.


Dianna Robinson has been named vice president and private banker for Associated’s local Community Market. For the past six years she has worked as relationship manager for U.S. Bank in Rochester. She also has prior professional experience with Merrill Lynch and Mayo Clinic.


Stephanie Fisher has joined the Rochester Community Market as assistant vice president and private banker. She has held several client relationship management positions with U.S. Bank and Citizens Community Federal Bank over the last eight years before joining Associated.


In addition, Eric Elzen has rejoined the organization as a residential loan officer. Elzen previously held that position with Associated for nine years before joining U.S. Bank in a comparable role in 2013.


These individuals join Jeff Coleman, market manager, as members of Associated’s Rochester Community Market leadership team.