Three colleagues join Associated in Chicago

Three colleagues join Associated in Chicago

CHICAGO - September 27, 2012 - Associated Bank has hired three new leaders to its Chicago area team.

Yolanda Meza, 43, has joined Associated as vice president, portfolio manager where she works with power and utility companies. She is responsible for underwriting, credit monitoring and portfolio management in order to help maintain the portfolio's credit quality. Prior to joining Associated Meza was a vice president of agency management with Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. She brings more than 20 years of financial leadership experience to the position and is a graduate of DePaul University. Her office is located in the Aon Building at 200 E. Randolph St., Chicago.

Rick Rischall, 43, has been hired as vice president, relationship manager in the Associated Business Banking group. He is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of business customers and assisting them with their comprehensive financial solutions such as working capital, collections and cash management. He has expertise in wholesale, light manufacturing, professional services and healthcare. Rischall previously worked at Citibank in a similar capacity. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bradley University and his master's degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. His office is located at 180 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake.

Thomas Chan, 36, has been hired as senior vice president, relationship manager in Associated's Commercial Real Estate division. He is responsible for managing and developing a book of commercial real estate loans for developers and investors. Chan previously worked for U.S. Bank as a vice president in its special assets group. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. His office is located in the Aon Building at 200 E. Randolph St., Chicago.

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $22 billion and is one of the top 50 financial services holding companies operating in the United States. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services through more than 250 banking locations serving more than 150 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, 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

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