EAGAN, Min. – July 1, 2013 – Michael Atherley joins Associated as a senior vice president, regional business banking manager, where he manages the strategy and execution for the Business Banking team in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Atherley is responsible for leading a team of business bankers accountable for the retention and growth of high net worth bank customers and growing the market share in this region. A graduate of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas having earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in economics, Atherley is a member of the Minnesota Bankers Association. He previously served the community as a member of the South Central College Foundation Board, South Central Workforce Council, and United Way of Mankato. Atherley’s office is located at 1270 Yankee Doodle Rd. in Eagan.

Kyle Payne has been hired as branch manager for the Associated Bank branch located at 566 Prairie Center Dr in Eden Prairie. In this role he is responsible for managing the overall operations of the branch while directing activities to help maintain and develop business and consumer relationships. Payne was formerly a district sales manager with Paylocity Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from the University of Iowa and serves as a volunteer with two local nonprofits, the Good Deeds Society and The Bridge Youth Services.