William K. Curtis named Associated Investment Services President and CEO

William K. Curtis named Associated Investment Services President and CEO

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) announced May 1 that William K. Curtis has been named President and CEO of Associated Investment Services (AIS).

Curtis is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of AIS, the retail investment advisory and services arm of Associated Banc-Corp. His role encompasses strategy, sales and overall financial results of this entity. He will also work closely with Associated's Private Client and Consumer Banking segments to ensure seamless delivery of a full range of investment solutions to customers who seek services to manage their overall investment strategy.

Curtis joins Associated from BMO Financial Group/M&I where he worked for more than 30 years. The last 25 years he worked within the bank's retail investment business, serving most recently as chief operating officer of M&I Financial Advisors.

"We are pleased to welcome Bill to the Associated team," said David Stein, Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking. "His experience and expertise will help to further guide our retail investment team to ensure customers have every opportunity to enhance their financial well-being by identifying investment solutions appropriate to the customers' goals and needs."

Curtis holds a bachelor's of science degree in business administration from Marquette University and a master's in business administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is an active member of the community, volunteering on numerous boards, with special emphasis on both public and private educational institutions and financial industry groups.  

Curtis succeeds Curt Fuszard who is retiring from Associated after 18 years of service to the company.  He will work out of Associated's Milwaukee-offices at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave.