CHICAGO – January 8, 2015 – Russ Ruhnke, age 51, joins the Homebuilder Finance Banking Division of Associated Bank as senior vice president, team leader. Ruhnke and his team will be targeting opportunities with single family residential and condominium developers across all of Associated Bank’s markets. 

Ruhnke brings an extensive background in homebuilder and condominium finance to this new role, having previously originated national lending platforms with Key Bank and LaSalle Bank. His background also includes serving as corporate manager with the F.D.I.C.’s Asset Marketing & Sales group. 

A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Ruhnke holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina. His office is located at 525 W. Monroe St.