Commercial Real Estate Relationship Managers

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Chicago Team

Craig Przygoda
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Craig Przygoda joined Associated’s Commercial Real Estate team in September 2012 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager. He is responsible for growing and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate loans by assisting companies with property acquisition, renovation, and/or development in the Chicago market.

Przygoda brings more than 13 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Credit Products Officer at Bank of America, where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately $300 million in various debt instruments.

Przygoda holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, where he double-majored in finance and economics.

Greg Warsek
Senior Vice President
Senior Regional Manager
 

Greg Warsek, Senior Vice President and Senior Regional Manager for the Chicago Market, joined Associated Bank in 2002. In this role, he has strategic initiative and marketing leadership responsibilities for an $800 million commercial real estate portfolio and staff in the Chicago and St. Louis regional offices.

Warsek has more than 25 years of finance experience. Previously, he served as Senior Consultant for the Bank Consulting Group of the Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), where he pro-vided clients with CRE loan portfolio assessments and set priorities and strategies for imple-menting CRE loan workout plans. Before joining Associated, he served as Senior Vice President and Chicago CRE Market Manager for U.S. Bank, managing up to three CRE regions: Illinois, Wisconsin and Community Lending (CRA lending, tax credit group).

Warsek earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Marquette University. He is a board member of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Warsek also serves as an Advisory Board Member with the DePaul University Real Estate Center and Roosevelt University’s Chicago School of Real Estate. He is a former board member of the North West Housing Partnership and the Chicago Equity Fund.

Jaki Becker
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Jaki Becker joined Associated in December 2012 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. She is responsible for loan origination, credit facility structure, and business development throughout the Greater Chicago and Illinois markets.

Becker brings more than 20 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President, Institutional & Metro Markets Commercial Real Estate Group at Wells Fargo Bank where she was responsible for origination and management of a national scope middle market loan portfolio. Before that, Becker served as Vice President and Regional Director of Commercial Mortgage Origination at Wells Fargo, where she underwrote commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), capital markets, and interim real estate products throughout the U.S., and was also responsible for CMBS loan origination and market development for a six-state region.

Becker holds a bachelor‘s degree in business from Illinois State University and an MBA from Roosevelt University. She is a member of the Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), Chicago Real Estate Council (CREC), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Becker also serves on the board of Mental Health America of Illinois.

Jerry Rotunno
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Gerald “Jerry” Rotunno joined Associated in June 2001 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for developing and maintaining commercial real estate relationships in the Chicago region.

Rotunno brings more than 30 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President at Kensington Realty Company, where he was responsible for managing loan origination for a three-state region. Before that, Rotunno served as Vice President - Mortgage Capital at Prudential Life Insurance Company, where he was responsible for originating and servicing commercial mortgage loans in the Midwest and Texas.

Rotunno holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA in finance from Northwestern University. He is an associate member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and regularly volunteers at Hilda’s Place—a homeless shelter in Evanston, IL.

Jim Pape
Senior Vice President, Team Leader
Commercial Real Estate
 

James Pape joined Associated in November 2010 as Senior Vice President & Team Leader for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for managing five Relationship Managers who originate commercial real estate loans throughout the Chicago market.

Pape brings more than 25 years of banking experience to Associated. He previously held the position of Managing Director, Credit Risk at The Private Bank, where he was responsible for leading the Commercial Real Estate Group. Before that, Pape served as Senior Vice President and Chicago Team Leader at Park National Bank, where he oversaw a team of 10 relationship managers and three administrators.

Pape holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Elmhurst College and an MBA from Keller School of Management. He currently serves as Vice President of the Fenwick Business Council and is a member of the NAIOP and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Krista Casper
Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Krista Casper joined Associated in 2008. As Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team, she is responsible for originating, underwriting, and managing a portfolio of middle market commercial real estate bank debt in the Chicago market.

Casper brings more than 9 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, she held the position of Commercial Banking Officer at the former Oak Brook Bank (MB Financial Bank), where she was responsible for managing a client portfolio of commercial real estate bank debt. Before that, Casper served as a Credit Analyst at the former Oak Brook Bank (MB Financial Bank), where she participated in a Management and Credit Trainee Program.

Casper holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from Marquette University. She serves on the board of the Real Estate Finance Forum as Vice President of Programs.

Michael McGovern
Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Michael McGovern joined Associated in August 2007 as Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for new business origination in the Chicago market.

McGovern brings more than13 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Relationship Manager at LaSalle Bank, where he was responsible for community development lending.

McGovern holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Evansville and a Master of Urban Planning and Policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves as Board Treasurer of Garfield Park Community Council and foundation board member of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois.

Rob Burda
Senior Vice President
Team Leader
Commercial Real Estate
 

Robert Burda joined Associated in March 2002 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Team Leader for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for overseeing a team of relationship managers in the Chicago market.

Burda brings more than 21 years of banking experience to Associated. He previously held the position of Relationship Manager at US Bank, where he was responsible for managing a $300 million loan portfolio. Before that, Burda served as a Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer at the former Oak Brook Bank (MB Financial Bank).

Burda holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with honors. He serves as a member of the Real Estate Investment Association (REIA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Rosemary Kehr
Senior Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Rosemary Kehr joined Associated in December 2004 and currently serves as Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. She is responsible for underwriting, developing, and servicing client relationships while facilitating the commercial real estate loan process in the Chicago area.

Kehr brings more than 25 years of banking experience to Associated. She previously held the position of Vice President, Commercial Real Estate at Fifth Third Bank, where her duties were similar to those of her current role. Before that, Kehr served as a Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Banker at Mid-North Financial Services, where she was responsible for originating loan opportunities for 23 permanent lenders.

Kehr holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now part of Boston College), where she majored in European history. She also holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University.

Kehr actively contributes to NAIOP and other industry groups. She also currently serves as Chairman for the City of Lake Forest Zoning Board of Appeals. In 2007, Kehr was named to the Associated Bank President’s Club for top performance.

Ted Notz
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Edward “Ted” Notz joined Associated in August 2007 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with private owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate throughout Northern Illinois.

Notz brings more than 15 years of banking and finance experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Relationship Manager at Bank of America, where he focused on developing relationships with commercial real estate clients throughout the upper Midwest. Before that, Notz served as Senior Manager at Mesirow Stein Real Estate, where he was responsible for portfolio management, finance of real estate projects, and providing advisory services to third parties, including individual investors, municipalities and institutions looking to enhance the value of large land holdings.

Notz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Denison University and an MBA in real estate finance from DePaul University. He currently serves on the Building Review Board for the City of Lake Forest, as a mentor for the Department of Real Estate at DePaul University and as an Elder with the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, where he chairs the Long Range Planning and Governance Committee.

Tom Chan
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Thomas Chan joined Associated in August 2012 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for managing and developing a book of commercial real estate loans for developers and investors in the Chicago market.

Chan brings more than 15 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he was a member of the Special Assets Group at U.S. Bank, where he was responsible for resolving and/or disposing of non-performing commercial real estate loans and assets. Before that, Chan served as Vice President at the former LaSalle Bank (Bank of America), where he oversaw a $300 million portfolio of construction and term loans for a wide range of clients across the country.

Chan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He serves on the board of the Chicago Chapter of RELA.



Cincinnati Team

Jenni Roudebush
Senior Vice President & Market Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Jenni Roudebush joined Associated in 2011 and serves as Senior Vice President and Market Manager in Cincinnati. In this role, she establishes and maintains key commercial real estate client relationships throughout the Ohio market.

Roudebush has 21 years of banking experience. Most recently, she was a Senior Vice President and Market Manager for the former LaSalle Bank (Bank of America), where she led a team of eight and developed a portfolio of over $1.2 billion in commitments. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President with the former Bank One (JP Morgan).

Roudebush holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Xavier University. She is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).

For the last five years, Roudebush has served on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati and regularly volunteers for Cancer Free Kids. She was the first woman elected to the board of the Hyde Park Country Club in its 100-year history. She lives in Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, Derek, and their two children, Lily and Elena.

Nick Keithley

Vice President & Portfolio Manager
Commercial Real Estate

Nick Keithley joined Associated in July 2011 as Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate. He is responsible for underwriting, credit monitoring, and portfolio management for the Cincinnati CRE Office.

Keithley brings more than 15 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President/Portfolio Manager at PNC Financial Services, where he was responsible for underwriting, credit monitoring, and management of a $250MM portfolio. Before that, Keithley served as Vice President at JPMorgan Chase, where he was responsible for underwriting, credit monitoring, and portfolio management of a $350MM portfolio.

Keithley holds a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate & Marketing and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He volunteers his time with Su Casa Hispanic Charities and as a Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach.

 
Ron Murphy
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Ron Murphy joined Associated in March 2011 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager in Commercial Real Estate. He is responsible for the origination and management of construction, acquisition, mini-perm and bridge financing of various commercial real estate transactions.

Murphy brings more than 19 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where he was responsible for the origination, analysis, structure, execution, and monitoring of various commercial real estate transactions throughout Ohio. Before that, Murphy served as Senior Vice President at LaSalle Bank, where he oversaw day-to-day management of the Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Office. Additional responsibilities included personally managing a $400MM loan portfolio along with the origination, analysis, structure, execution and monitoring of various real estate transactions.

Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Ball State University. He is President of J.B. Yeager—a youth non-profit organization. He also remains active in coaching as head baseball coach for the J.B. Yeager Baseball Association, head football coach for the Oak Hills Little Highlanders and the head basketball coach for the Oak Hills 5th Grade Select Basketball team. Previously, Murphy also served on the J.B. Yeager board for 4 years and was the Director of an Upward Basketball League for 3 years.



Detroit Team

Don Heath
Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate
 

N. Donald (Don) Heath joined Associated in 2012 as Senior Vice President & Team Leader in Commercial Real Estate. He is responsible for commercial real estate development in the Michigan market.

Heath brings more than 31 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where he was a Real Estate Regional Executive responsible for business development, portfolio management and support operations in Michigan. Before that, Heath served as Vice President at Comerica Bank, where he was assistant group manager responsible for commercial real estate and mortgage banking in southeast Michigan.

Heath holds a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Accounting and Computer Science from Oakland University (Rochester, MI). He serves on the Board for the Michigan Urban Land Institute.

Kathy Bozek
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Kathy Bozek joined Associated in September 2011 as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate. She is responsible for generating new commercial real estate loans and developing client relationships in the Michigan market. She assists clients with day-to-day activities and facilitates introductions to other areas of the bank for cross-sales opportunities.

Bozek joins Associated from Bank of America, where she most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, Senior Debt Products Officer. Bozek's 13 years of experience also include commercial real estate lending positions with Standard Federal/LaSalle Bank and Bank One/JP Morgan Chase.

Bozek holds a BA in Finance from Michigan State University. She is active in the community, having participated in community service activities with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Detroit-area Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Forgotten Harvest and Ronald McDonald House.



Green Bay Team

Adam DeKeyser
Vice President Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Adam DeKeyser joined Associated in October 1998 and has served as Vice President, Relationship Manager on the Commercial Real Estate team since August 2011. He is responsible for managing an existing portfolio of commercial real estate loans while cultivating and developing relationships in Green Bay, the Fox Valley, and other markets in the Northern half of Wisconsin.

DeKeyser brings more than14 years of banking experience to Associated. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Since 2007, DeKeyser has served on the Walk Committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has also served on the board of The First Tee of Northeast Wisconsin since 2012.

Tim Jorgensen
Senior Vice President
Team Leader
Commercial Real Estate
 

Tim Jorgensen joined Associated in January 2001 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Team Leader for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for overseeing a team of commercial real estate professionals, managing an existing portfolio of clients, and developing relationships with customers and prospects throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Jorgensen brings more than14 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Commercial Banker at Baylake Bank, where he developed new relationships and grew a commercial book of business by over $8 million in 18 months. Before that, Jorgensen was a Professional Baseball Player in the Cleveland Indians Organization. Over the course of a five-year career, he played as high as the Double-A (AA) level of professional baseball.

Jorgensen holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He serves on the board of the Miracle League of Green Bay and is a member of the Ashwaubenon Optimist Club.



Indianapolis Team

Daniel Hatfield
Senior Vice President
Market Manager
 

Daniel Hatfield joined Associated Banc-Corp in 2011 as Senior Vice President – Market Manager, with responsibility for all aspects of Associated’s business development and commercial real estate loan origination activities in the state of Indiana.

Hatfield brings over 30 years of banking experience to his position. Prior to joining Associated, he served as Regional Executive Vice President of Commercial Real Estate with Marshall Ilsley (M&I), managing M&I’s commercial real estate operations in Indiana and a $600 million loan portfolio. Before that, Hatfield served as Senior Vice President/Region Manager for RBS Citizens (dba Charter One), where he was responsible for regional management of commercial real estate banking operations in Indiana and Ohio. His career experience also includes positions at LaSalle Bank/Bank of America, Bank One Indiana, Ivy Homes and American Fletcher National Bank—all in Indianapolis.

Hatfield holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Indiana Chamber of Commerce (corporate member), the Southside Catholic Business Professionals, and the Roncalli High School Finance Committee. Hatfield is also a past State Chairman for Boys Baseball of the Indiana Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and a former Board member and past President of the Edgewood Athletic Association.

Howard Egger
Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Howard Egger joined Associated in December 2013 as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager. He is responsible for marketing Associated’s full range of competitive real estate financing services, including commercial construction, acquisition and development, intermediate-term mortgage loans, treasury management, interest rate protection and other bank products offered by Associated’s affiliated companies.

Egger brings over 20 years of banking experience to his position. Prior to joining Associated, he served as Relationship Manager with Key Bank Real Estate Capital Group in Indianapolis where he focused on commercial real estate loans in Indianapolis and Kansas City.

Egger earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana University.

Shawn Bullock
Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate
 

Shawn Bullock joined Associated in January 2011 as Relationship Manager & Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate. He is responsible for marketing Associated’s full range of competitive real estate financing services, including commercial construction, acquisition and development, intermediate-term mortgage loans, treasury management, interest rate protection, and other bank products offered by Associated’s affiliated companies.

Bullock brings more than 18 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President at M&I Bank, where he was responsible for new business development. Before that, Bullock served as Senior Vice President at Charter One and LaSalle Bank, where he was also responsible for new business development. Over the course of his career, Bullock has been directly involved in the origination of over $1 billion in commercial real estate loans.

Bullock holds an MBA in Finance from Indiana University and a BA in Mathematics from Wabash College. He serves on the board of the ULI Indiana District Council and the Hamilton Southeastern Youth Lacrosse League.



Madison Team

Brian Zimdars
Vice President, Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Brian Zimdars joined Associated in September 2006 as Vice President & Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for managing a $200 million+ commercial real estate loan portfolio while guiding the underwriting process and negotiating term loans in the Madison area.

Zimdars brings more than 28 years of banking experience to Associated. He previously served as Vice President, Senior Business Banking Officer for AnchorBank, where he developed and managed a business banking and commercial real estate loan portfolio in excess of $100 million. Before that, Zimdars served as Second Vice President, Relationship Manager for Chase Manhattan Personal Financial Services, where he was responsible for establishing long-term client relationships while underwriting, documenting and closing loans.

Zimdars donates more than 100 hours each year to coaching youth basketball.

Steve Sosnowski
Senior Vice President
Team Leader
Commercial Real Estate
 

Steve Sosnowski joined Associated in March 2012 as Senior Vice President, Team Leader for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for overseeing a team of five experienced commercial real estate banking professionals in the Madison market.

Sosnowski brings more than 12 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending at BMO Harris Bank, where he was responsible for the origination of loans to developers and investors for new and existing commercial real estate projects.

Sosnowski holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from Edgewood College, and a master’s degree in history from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.



Management Team

Breck Hanson
Executive Vice President
Head of Commercial Real Estate
 

Breck F. Hanson joined Associated Banc-Corp in September 2010 as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Real Estate. He is responsible for Commercial Real Estate Lending. He also serves on the Executive Committee for Associated Banc-Corp.

Hanson has more than 35 years of commercial banking experience, including over 30 years within the commercial real estate segment. Previously, he served as Midwest Regional Executive, Commercial Real Estate for Bank of America, where he managed all levels of business, staff and functional areas for the Midwest commercial real estate group. Previously, Hanson was responsible for LaSalle Bank's national commercial real estate group, which served clients throughout North America. Under his leadership, LaSalle Bank's commercial real estate group grew to the sixth largest commercial real estate bank lending group in the nation at the time the company was acquired by Bank of America.

Hanson holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from Michigan State University. He is Trustee Chairman of Rainbows, serves on the Dean's Advisory Council of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, and on the board of directors of Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Patrick Ahern
Senior Vice President
Business Risk Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Pat Ahern joined Associated in November 2010. As Commercial Real Estate Business Risk Manager, he acts as the liaison to facilitate the credit underwriting and approval, as well as manage the CRE portfolio.

Ahern brings more than 23 years of experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Commercial Real Estate Managing Director for The Private Bank in Chicago where he led a seven-person lending division responsible for the Chicago Suburban loan portfolio in excess of $500 million in commitments. Before that, Ahern was a senior vice president for Bank of America/LaSalle Bank where he led Midwest Debt Products, a division of 85 professionals responsible for underwriting, asset quality and portfolio management of a diverse loan portfolio in excess of $10 billion covering a six-state region.

Ahern holds an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, and a BA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Ahern is a board member of Teen Parent Connection St. Petronille Finance Committee and served on the DePaul University Real Estate School Mentor Program.



Milwaukee Team

Bruce Tate
Vice President, Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Bruce Tate joined Associated in May 1971 and now serves as Vice President & Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for managing and servicing a portfolio of Associated Select commercial real estate loans throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Tate brings more than 41 years of banking experience to Associated. He has previously served as President of First Service Corp (a wholly-owned service company of the bank) and Vice President of Associated Commercial Mortgage, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the bank). He also served as President at Buenger Mariner Management Corp., where he helped manage real estate operations for 500,000 square feet of office space and over 1,000 apartments.

Tate holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds professional certifications as a Certified Residential Appraiser, a Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM), and a Real Property Administrator (RPA). He is a member of the Appraisal Institute, the Wisconsin Realtors Association, the NAIOP, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Tate served in the Wisconsin National Guard for six years.

Craig Henes
Vice President, Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Craig Henes joined Associated in April 1987 and has served as Vice President & Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team since 2007. He is responsible for originating commercial real estate loans while managing a loan and deposit portfolio in the Milwaukee area.

Henes brings more than 26 years of banking experience to Associated. From 2000-2007, he held the position of Business Development Officer at Associated, where he was responsible for originating commercial, industrial, and commercial real estate loans. In this role, he was a consistent sales leader, ranking #1 in new loan origination in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Before that, Henes served as District Retail Sales Manager at Associated, where he was responsible for the origination of loan products while managing and training the sales staff of three bank branches. As a sales manager in the Northern district, Henes ranked #1 in mortgage production, #3 in consumer loan production, and #1 in equity loan production.

Henes holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is currently a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Henes is a licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Broker and also holds a Wisconsin Life, Property, and Casualty license.

Michael Finn
Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate
 

Michael R. Finn joined Associated in 1983. As Team Leader for the Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate division, he is responsible for producing new loans and serving the bank’s existing loan portfolio.

Before joining Associated, he held the position of Vice President of Property Management at Spring and Boe, where he was responsible for a diversified portfolio of properties located in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Florida. Before that, Finn served as an assistant mall manager at Taubman Company, where he managed two regional malls in Milwaukee, WI.

Finn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a realtor and is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and REACH, a charitable arm of several commercial real estate related trade groups. Finn serves on the board of Jewish Family Services and NAIOP, and he is a past president of BOMA. He is also involved with Golf for Wolfe, a cancer fund raising group.

Rory Dunn
Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate

Rory Dunn joined Associated in April 2008 as Vice President & Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate. He is responsible for all customer-related activities including loan production and portfolio management.

Dunn brings more than nine years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President at National City Bank, where he was responsible for commercial real estate loan production and portfolio management. Before that, Dunn served as Senior Leasing Representative at Liberty Property Trust, where he was responsible for all commercial real estate portfolio leasing and sales activities throughout the state of Wisconsin..

Dunn holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.



Minneapolis Team

Derek Naill
Vice President, Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Derek Naill joined Associated in August 2008 and has served as Vice President & Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team since July 2012. He is responsible for developing and managing deposit and loan relationships within the Minnesota commercial real estate community.

Naill brings more than 12 years of banking experience to Associated. From 2008-2012, he held the position of Portfolio Manager at Associated, where he was responsible for the underwriting of new and existing loans and the review/oversight of all credits. Before that, Naill worked for M&I Bank, where he was responsible for underwriting new and existing loans and overseeing all credits—in addition to providing support for a senior leader’s portfolio.

Naill holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Florida. He has served five years of active duty in the U.S. Navy and two years in the Army National Guard Reserve.

Naill is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP), the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and Certified Commercial Investment (CCIM). He is also active in the community, serving as Director of Fundraising/Sponsorship for the Apple Valley Quarterback Club and as a volunteer for Hope for the City, Habitat for Humanity, and Diamond Path Elementary School.

Eric Rogers
Senior Vice President Market Manager
Commercial Real Estate Banking
 

Eric Rogers joined Associated in January 2007 and serves today as Senior Vice President & Market Manager for the Commercial Real Estate division in Minnesota. Rogers oversees a commercial lending group with four relationship managers and a portfolio of $450 million in commercial real estate loans.

Rogers brings more than eight years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, Rogers held the position of Relationship Manager as Associated’s sole commercial real estate lender in the Minnesota market. Before that, he was a loan officer for LaSalle Bank, managing a $300 million portfolio and supporting three lenders with business development and portfolio management.

Rogers holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance, Investment, Banking and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a guest lecturer for mini-MBA classes at St. Thomas University and has mentored two undergraduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rogers is a Certified Commercial Investment Member, as well as a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, and the Multi-family Housing Association. He regularly volunteers with Hope for the City and the Second Harvest Food Shelf.

James Vitt
Senior Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Jim Vitt joined Associated in August 2010 and currently serves as Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for originating, underwriting and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate loans throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

Vitt brings 20 years of commercial real estate finance experience to Associated. He previously held the position of Managing Director at Capital Real Estate, Inc., a commercial real estate development company where he was responsible for originating and structuring traditional build-to-suit and multi-tenant retail development projects as well as structuring multiple sale leaseback transactions. Before that, Vitt served as Portfolio Manager and Lending Officer, Commercial Real Estate at the former M&I Bank (BMO Harris Bank) where he was responsible for the origination and structuring of secured real estate loans.

Vitt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Thomas, where he majored in economics and minored in business administration and French. He is currently a member of the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, NAIOP, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Kristine Johnson
Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate

Kristine Johnson joined Associated in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President & Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. She is responsible for originating, underwriting and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate loans throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

Johnson brings more than eight years of commercial real estate finance experience to Associated. She previously held the position of Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Associated’s Commercial Real Estate division where she was responsible for underwriting, credit monitoring, and portfolio management.

Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College, where she majored in Business. She is currently a member of the Minnesota chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW), Minnesota Shopping Center Association, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and the Community Services Committee for the Minnesota chapter of CREW.

Scott Fedie
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Scott Fedie joined Associated in June 2011 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for developing new commercial real estate opportunities and expanding current loan relationships in the Twin Cities market.

Fedie brings more than 25 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Manager at TCF Bank, where he was responsible for managing and growing the most profitable commercial real estate division in the entire TCF Bank commercial system.

Fedie holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, and the Minnesota Multi Housing Association.



St. Louis Team

Charlie Cafazza
Senior Vice President & Market Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Charles Cafazza joined Associated in 2004. As Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Commercial Real Estate in St. Louis, he is responsible for the acquisition of new commercial clients and management of existing commercial client relationships. He also heads Associated’s regional leadership team responsible for local marketing efforts and charitable contributions.

Cafazza has spent his entire 20-year career in the financial services industry, including positions with U.S. Bank as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending, and at First Bank as Vice President before joining Associated. He obtained both a bachelor’s degree and MBA in Finance from St. Louis University.

Cafazza is a licensed Real Estate Agent. He is a member of the Missouri Growth Association, the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SICOR).

Jessica Schanbacher
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Jessica Schanbacher joined Associated Banc-Corp in January 2011 as Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate. She is responsible for new business development in the St. Louis market.

Schanbacher brings nearly 10 years of commercial real estate experience to Associated. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President at Regions Financial Corporation, where she was responsible for managing a $200 million commercial real estate portfolio including multi-family, retail, office, and industrial buildings. Before that, Schanbacher served as Assistant Vice President at LaSalle Bank, where she was responsible for managing a $300 million commercial real estate portfolio and expanding existing banking relationships by cross-selling derivatives, treasury management, wealth management and conduit products.

Schanbacher holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and Real Estate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a Young Leader’s Chairperson for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and is the Junior Board Vice President and Corks for a Cause Chairperson for Angels’ Arms. In 2010, Schanbacher was named in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 under 30.

Jodi Cloninger
Senior Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
 

Jodi Cloninger joined Associated in October 2011 as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. She is responsible for generating new real estate assets and managing an existing portfolio in the St. Louis market.

Cloninger brings more than 16 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President, Relationship Manager at PNC Bank, where she successfully managed a portfolio of $300 million in commercial real estate loans and developed long-term customer relationships by becoming the client’s trusted financial partner. Before that, she served as Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager at US Bank, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of $75 million in commercial real estate loans, structuring and negotiating terms with new and existing clients, and performing underwriting analysis.

Cloninger holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University and an MBA from Webster University. She has served as a member of the St. Louis Chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women) since 2004.


 


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