ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – July 19, 2013 – James Fink joins Associated Bank as senior vice president for Regional Commercial Lending. Hired to expand lending to the construction industry in upper West region, Fink provides customized lending solutions and financial planning to privately held businesses to meet their financial needs.

“Jim brings a wealth of commercial banking experience to Associated Bank and is a great addition to the Regional Commercial Lending team in Minnesota,” said David Prince, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Regional Director of Associated Bank. “I am excited to have him on board.”

A 27-year veteran in the commercial lending industry, Fink came to Associated from BMO Harris where he served as vice president in Commercial Lending. He specializes in contractor lending and portfolio management.

Fink earned a Bachelor’s of Business degree in finance and economics from Mankato State University. He serves his community as chairman of the finance committee for St. Peter Catholic Church and finance chair of Faithful Shepard Catholic School. His office is located at 5353 Wayzata Blvd.