MILWAUKEE – April 7, 2016 – Joel Barnes has been hired as vice president, solutions architect with Associated Bank where he is responsible for driving the enterprise’s standards for high-quality, innovative development solutions. He helps ensure that the enterprise implements technology standards and best practices to provide the bank’s customers with more secure and cost-effective banking products.

With 18 years of banking industry experience, Barnes formerly held the position of global banking service delivery manager with Fidelity National Information Services. In this role he oversaw strategic customer core-banking integrations during the Metavante merger. Recently he led the enterprise integrations product development business, delivering next-generation integration solutions based on open standards and technologies.

Barnes earned his bachelor’s degree in business and global studies from the University of Denver.

Active in his community, Barnes supports the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Junior Achievement, Wauwatosa Montessori School PTSA, and the Wounded Warrior Project as a volunteer. His office is located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave.