MINNEAPOLIS – August 31, 2023 – John Rent has joined Associated Bank as senior vice president, relationship manager, commercial real estate. He is responsible for loan originations with top clients throughout Minnesota. 


Rent brings 23 years of banking experience to Associated Bank, all from Wells Fargo. He held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in commercial real estate (CRE), most recently as director and CRE coverage officer for the upper Midwest, leading client strategy for customers and prospects and managing a $1.5B+ portfolio. He also served on national Wells Fargo committees including employee engagement, ESG, lending product development, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.


Rent holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Carleton College. He also completed Wells Fargo’s credit management training program. Rent has been a speaker on CRE lending topics at the University of Minnesota Law School, University of St. Thomas Real Estate Club, and University of Wisconsin Real Estate Club. In the community, he is a board member of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the City of Lakes Rotary Club.


He is based at 45 South 7th Street.


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Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $41 billion and is the largest bank holding company based in Wisconsin. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. The company also operates loan production offices in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.