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Wisconsin Community Banker
November/December 2014
Jansen Joins Hometown
APPLETON—Hometown Bank has
hired Jody Jansen as senior vice pres-
ident-commercial lending to its team
in Wautoma. She has over 24 years of
banking experience, most recently as
a senior business banking officer with
Investors Community Bank in Stevens
Staff Changes at
Foundations Bank
PEWAUKEE—Foundations Bank wel-
comes Jennifer Walmer as vice presi-
dent of commercial banking.
The bank also promoted Catherine
Kolton to vice president, retail and
banking, and Berenice Bruwer to
assistant vice president and human
resources manager.
Faulkner Joins Bank First
MANITOWOC—Aaron Faulkner
has joined Bank First National as
vice president of business banking
in the bank’s Green Bay office. He
comes to the bank with nine years of
Ixonia Bank Welcomes
New Staff
IXONIA—Ixonia Bank recently wel-
comed two new employees. Mark
Wierman was named senior vice
president and chief lending officer.
Wierman, who came from Associated
Bank, brings 30 years of experience to
his new position.
Jason Grubba was named vice
president, residential lending. Grubba
has more than 12 years of experience
in the mortgage industry.
Settlers Bank Welcomes
DEFOREST—Settlers Bank welcomes
Dan Nichols as senior vice president
of commercial lending. He will be
responsible for growing and maintain-
ing the bank’s commercial loan port-
folio and promoting the bank’s com-
mercial lending services and products
throughout Wisconsin.
Nichols is returning to the Wiscon-
sin market after a stint in Kansas City,
Mo., where he served as managing
director of commercial real estate for
BMO Harris. He earned both a B.B.A.
and M.B.A. in finance from the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Madison.
Marty Joins Home
MADISON—Joe Marty has joined
Home Savings Bank as vice president
of lending. Marty joins the Madison
bank with 24 years of banking expe-
rience including nine years at M&I
and four years at Wells Fargo Home
In his new position, Marty will
oversee all aspects of the bank’s mort-
gage loan department.
First Business Hires
David Papritz
MADISON—First Business Finan-
cial Services, Inc., has hired David R.
Papritz as CFO and senior vice presi-
dent of corporate development. He was
previously group senior vice president
and director of corporate development
and investor relations with Rosemont,
Ill.-based Taylor Capital Group, Inc.
He has also worked with the Financial
Institutions Group of Raymond James
& Associates’ Chicago office and the
Chicago-based LaSalle National Cor-
poration/ABN Amro North Amer-
ica. Papritz received a B.A. in English
and business management from Luther
College and an M.B.A. from North-
western University Kellogg Graduate
School of Management.
Bank Holds Retirement
SUN PRAIRIE—Bank of Sun Prai-
rie has invited the public to join in
celebrating the end of an era. After 48
years, Alice Hensen, bank president,
will retire on Dec. 31. The party is
set for 5:00 p.m., Dec. 18, at Buck &
Honey’s Restaurant, 804 Liberty Blvd.,
Sun Prairie.
Hensen became president in 2006.
At the time of her appointment, she
was the only woman leading a bank in
Dane County and one of the few ever
to do so in Wisconsin.
Bank of Sun Prairie is grateful for
Hensen’s hard work and dedication
not only to the bank, but also to the
“We hope everyone will join us as
we wish Alice a fond farewell,” said
Tom Tubbs, Bank of Sun Prairie board
chairman. “It has been a pleasure
serving alongside Alice. She will truly
be missed as she has led the bank suc-
cessfully, leaving it poised well for the
Kaufmann to Lead Bank
of Sun Prairie
SUN PRAIRIE—With the retirement
of Alice Hensen as president and
CEO of the Bank of
Sun Prairie, Jimmy
Kaufmann will assume
those roles at the end
of the year.
Kaufmann has 16
years of financial ser-
vices experience. Prior to joining the
Sun Prairie bank, he was senior vice
president of strategy and integration
Jimmy Kaufmann
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