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Chicago Team

Andy Roberts
Vice President, Relationship Manager
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4652
Andrew.Roberts@AssociatedBank.com
 

Andy Roberts joined Associated Bank in December 2016 as Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for developing and managing commercial real estate relationships in the Chicago marketplace.

Roberts brings more than 12 years of banking experience to Associated Bank. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President of Commercial Real Estate at Fifth Third Bank, where he was responsible for the origination and management of a commercial real estate portfolio focusing on multi-family, office, retail, industrial and hospitality properties.

Roberts holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business from Michigan State University.

Brian Rogan
Vice President
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4640
Brian.Rogan@AssociatedBank.com
 

Brian Rogan brings more than six years of banking experience to Associated Bank. Previously, he held the position of relationship manager at U.S. Bank, where he was responsible for similar duties. Before that, he served as Analyst at Principal Valuation, a hospital and health care consulting firm.

Rogan holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree and a Master’s of Science degree in real estate from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Rogan received his B.S. from the University of Dayton. In the community, he supports a variety of civic and charitable organizations, is a member of various real estate organizations, and is a board member and treasurer of the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance.

Daniel Barrins
Vice President, Relationship Manager
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4657
Daniel.Barrins@AssociatedBank.com
 

Dan Barrins joined Associated Bank in 2013. As Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate group, Dan is responsible for originating middle market commercial real estate loans within the Bank’s footprint.

Barrins brings more than 15 years of finance experience to Associated Bank. Dan’s work at previous institutions including Lakeside Bank, RBC Capital Markets and John Hancock consisted of commercial real estate loan originations and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate debt.

Barrins holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Elizabeth Hozian
Senior Vice President
Relationship Manager
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4505
Elizabeth.Hozian@AssociatedBank.com
 

Prior to joining Associated Bank in October 2017, Elizabeth was with BMO Harris Bank in the Institutional Commercial Real Estate Division servicing top-tier commercial real estate developers, investors and investment funds on a national scale. Elizabeth also spent 6 years with Fifth Third Bank’s Chicago Commercial Real Estate Division as a Vice President and in addition held positions as the head of Fifth Third Bank Chicago’s Women’s Resource Group and the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Elizabeth has over 19 years of banking experience covering various real estate property types. Elizabeth began her banking career in 1999 with LaSalle Bank in Wealth Management and later transitioned into Commercial Real Estate. Elizabeth received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication from the University of Illinois.

Greg Warsek
Senior Vice President, Senior Regional Manager
Commercial Real Estate Division
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4645
Greg.Warsek@AssociatedBank.com
 

Greg Warsek is Senior Vice President and Senior Regional Manager in the Commercial Real Estate Division at Associated Bank. He joined Associated in February 2002 and is the Illinois Market Manager, responsible for three Chicago based lending teams; Middle Market, Institutional, and REIT. The team totals over $3 billion in commercial real estate loan commitments and $1 billion in deposits.

Warsek has over 31 years of banking and commercial real estate experience, including senior positions at U.S. Bank, RERC (Real Estate Research Counselors) and Firstar Bank. He joined Associated Bank over 16 years ago, coming over from U.S. Bank to establish Associated Bank’s commercial real estate group in Chicago. Prior to joining Associated, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Illinois Market Manager for the Commercial Real Estate Group at U.S. Bank., where he managed all aspects of commercial real estate origination, portfolio management and loan administration.

Warsek received his MBA from Marquette University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), International Council of Shopping Centers and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He serves on board of directors for the Chicago Chapter of NAIOP.

Warsek also serves as an Advisory Board Member with the Marquette University Center for Real Estate (Executive Committee) and an Advisory Board Member for The Real Estate Center at DePaul University (Executive Committee). Warsek also serves the community with board, finance and steering committee positions at the Foundation for Human Development (an affiliate of Envision Unlimited) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Warsek previously held board positions with Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett School of Real Estate, North West Housing Partnership and the Chicago Equity Fund.

Jerry Rotunno
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4633
Jerry.Rotunno@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.

Krista Casper
Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4655
Krista.Casper@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.

Mike Sedivy
Senior Vice President, Group Manager
National REIT Banking Group
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4660
Mike.Sedivy@AssociatedBank.com

Mike Sedivy, Senior Vice President and Group Manager for the National REIT Banking Group, joined Associated in 2014. In this role, he has strategic initiative and marketing leadership responsibilities for the National REIT Banking Group.

Sedivy brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience to Associated. Most recently, he was the Managing Director and Chicago Market Manager at Union Bank in the Commercial Real Estate – Institutional Markets Group in Chicago.

He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s of science degree in business from the University of Illinois. Sedivy is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves as chairman for the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in his hometown of Riverside, Illinois.

Rob Burda
Senior Vice President
Team Leader
Commercial Real Estate
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4656
Rob.Burda@AssociatedBank.com
 

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).

Ted Notz
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4659
Edward.Notz@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.



Cincinnati Team

Jenni Roudebush
Senior Vice President & Market Manager
Commercial Real Estate
312 Walnut Street, Suite 3450
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 246-2203
Jenni.Roudebush@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.

Karen Dunevant
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
312 Walnut Street, Suite 3450
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 246-2212
Karen.Dunevant@AssociatedBank.com
 
Ron Murphy
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
312 Walnut Street, Suite 3450
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 246-2202
Ron.Murphy@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.



Cleveland Team

Helen Qin
Vice President
Relationship Manager
1660 W 2nd St
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 303-7433
Helen.Qin@AssociatedBank.com
 

Helen brings more than 8 years of banking/commercial real estate experience to Associated Bank. Most recently, she held the positions of Senior Asset Manager for NRP Group, a national multifamily developer based in Cleveland. In this role, she oversaw 20 conventional, LIHTC and student apartment properties in five states, including regular reporting, compliance and regulatory items. Included in her responsibilities was management of debt maturities and asset dispositions. In a previous role with NRP, Helen had responsibility for project accounting, including overseeing the draw process and working closely with General Contractors and lenders.

Prior to NRP Group, Helen was a Relationship Manager with Wells Fargo’s Cleveland CRE office, managing relationships in Ohio and Upstate New York. This followed roles with Wells Fargo as Associate and Analyst in San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively.

Helen holds a BBA degree in Finance and BA in Liberal Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.



Dallas Team

Heath Davis
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75225
(469) 886-6652
Michael.Davis@associatedbank.com
 

Heath Davis joined Associated in October 2015 as a Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate. He is responsible for generating new commercial real estate loans and developing client relationships in the Texas market. Davis has over 10 years of banking experience with both US Bank and MUFG Union Bank in originations, portfolio management and loan workouts.

He is member of The Real Estate Council, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and The Aggie Real Estate Network. Davis supports Dallas-area youth sports by coaching teams in both the Spring Valley Athletic Association and Richardson Family YMCA.

Kevin W. Jordan
Senior Vice President
Team Leader
Commercial Real Estate
5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75225
(469) 886-6653
Kevin.Jordan@associatedbank.com
 

Prior to opening the Dallas office for Associated Bank in 2015, Kevin spent 5 years with Capital One Bank’s real estate group in Dallas as a Relationship Manager / Team Leader. Kevin banked top-tier commercial real estate developers, investors and investment funds and REITS headquartered in Texas and the surrounding region.

Prior to Capital One Kevin spent 12 years with Union Bank of California as the Market Manager for Texas. Kevin and is team of CRE lenders had responsibility for loan production with Texas sponsors and where they operated within the United States. Kevin has over 20 years of banking experience covering all the various real estate property types. Kevin began his banking career in 1992 as a Credit Analyst with Bank of America. Kevin received BS in Finance from the University of Oklahoma.

Lane Hunt
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75225
(469) 886-6657
Lane.Hunt@associatedbank.com


Detroit Team

Don Heath
Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate
555 Old Woodward, Suite 605
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 792-3652
Donald.Heath@AssociatedBank.com
 

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
555 Old Woodward, Suite 605
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 792-3651
Kathleen.Bozek@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.

Scott McLean
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
555 Old Woodward, Suite 605
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 203-2805
Scott.McLean@associatedbank.com
 

Scott brings 23 years of banking experience to Associated Bank, with 18 years spent in Commercial Real Estate lending, with the most recent role as Senior Vice President at Bank of America.

Scott will be based at Associated Bank’s Birmingham, Michigan office and handle various commercial real estate relationships.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Detroit.



Green Bay Team

Adam DeKeyser
Vice President Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
200 N. Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 433-3264
Adam.Dekeyser@AssociatedBank.com
 

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
200 N. Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 433-3121
Tim.Jorgensen@AssociatedBank.com
 

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
300 N. Meridian, Suite 1200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 638-8209
Daniel.Hatfield@AssociatedBank.com
 

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
300 N. Meridian, Suite 1200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 638-8208
Howard.Egger@AssociatedBank.com
 

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
300 N. Meridian, Suite 1200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 638-8222
Shawn.Bullock@AssociatedBank.com
 

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

Bryan Schreiter
Vice President, Relationship Manager
8040 Excelsior Dr.
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 259-3652
Bryan.Schreiter@AssociatedBank.com

Bryan Schreiter joined Associated in March 2014 and currently serves as Vice President and Relationship Manager for the Commercial Real Estate team. He is responsible for managing an existing portfolio of commercial real estate loans while developing new business relationships in the Madison market.

Schreiter has more than 7 years of commercial real estate experience. Most recently, he held the position of Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager at BMO Harris Bank, where he was responsible for managing a commercial real estate loan and deposit portfolio.

Schreiter holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Business Minor from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Steve Sosnowski
Senior Vice President
Team Leader
Commercial Real Estate
8040 Excelsior Dr.
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 259-3637
Steve.Sosnowski@AssociatedBank.com
 

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

Lisa Cunningham
525 W. Monroe Street
Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4623
Lisa.Cunningham@associatedbank.com
Patrick Ahern
Senior Vice President
Business Risk Manager
Commercial Real Estate
525 W. Monroe Street
Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 544-4341
Patrick.Ahern@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.

Paul Schmidt
Executive Vice President
Head of Commercial Real Estate
45 S. 7th Street, Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 359-4414
Paul.Schmidt@AssociatedBank.com
 

Paul Schmidt joined Associated Bank in 2015 and is currently the executive vice president, head of commercial real estate. He oversees and directs all aspects of commercial real estate solutions including construction, interim-bridge, acquisition and term financing. He also serves on the executive committee for Associated Banc-Corp.

Schmidt brings more than 30 years of banking experience to Associated Bank, most recently in the position of deputy head of commercial real estate. Previously, he was the executive vice president and division manager, commercial real estate at Wells Fargo where he was responsible for establishing and managing multiple regional lending offices throughout the United States.

Schmidt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Concordia College. In the community he serves on the boards of Autism Society of Minnesota and HopeKids Minnesota. Professionally, he is active in industry organizations including National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Minnesota Shopping Center Association, and Minnesota Multi-Family Association.



Milwaukee Team

Brad Amundsen
Senior Vice President
Milwaukee Team Lead
330 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 278-1055
Bradley.Amundsen@AssociatedBank.com
 

Brad Amundsen joined Associated Banc-Corp four years ago as a Relationship Manager in Chicago, and has spent the last 3 years in the Southeastern Wisconsin Market.

Amundsen has 15 years of industry experience and will be managing and growing the Commercial Real Estate book of business in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Amundsen holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Augustana College.

Craig Henes
Vice President, Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
30 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 283-2244
Craig.Henes@AssociatedBank.com
 

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
330 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 283-2338
Michael.Finn@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.

Nick Bickler
Vice President, Relationship Manager
330 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 283-2304
Nick.Bickler@AssociatedBank.com

Nick Bickler joined Associated Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Division in 2009 and currently serves as Vice President - Relationship Manager. He is responsible for originating commercial real estate loans and managing a loan and deposit portfolio for Southeastern Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Associated Bank, Bickler spent several years in retail property brokerage at the Southeastern Wisconsin office of Marcus & Millichap.

Bickler earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Business Administration and Marketing from Carthage Collage and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society member through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and a member of the Commercial Association of Realtors-Wisconsin (CARW).

Rory Dunn
Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
330 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 283-2365
Rory.Dunn@AssociatedBank.com

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.

Ryan Krombach
Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
330 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 283-2236
Ryan.Krombach@associatedbank.com

Ryan Krombach joined Associated Bank in Milwaukee as Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate. He managed many large commercial real estate relationships in the Milwaukee portfolio. He specialized in analysis and underwriting for construction, acquisition and refinance opportunities

In his new role, Krombach will be originating commercial real estate loans while managing a loan and deposit portfolio for Milwaukee area customers. His main financing concentration areas are construction, acquisition, refinance and bridge loans. In addition, Krombach will look to provide added business efficiency for customers through depository and treasury management products.

Krombach has earned a BBA - Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. He is working toward completion of an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2016.

Stefanie Bachrach
Vice President, Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
30 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 283-2372
Stefanie.Bachrach@associatedbank.com


Minneapolis Team

James Vitt
Senior Vice President, Market Manager
Commercial Real Estate
45 S. 7th Street, Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 359-4407
Jim.Vitt@AssociatedBank.com
 

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.

Randy Stille
45 S. 7th Street, Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 359-4419
Randy.Stille@associatedbank.com
Steve Clifford
Vice President, Relationship Manager
45 S. 7th Street, Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 359-4471
Steve.Clifford@AssociatedBank.com


St. Louis Team

Alex Hazel
Senior Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
231 S. Bemiston, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 558-7787 Alex.Hazel@AssociatedBank.com
 

Alex Hazel is coming to us from Key Bank Real Estate Capital. Alex is a Relationship Manager and Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Lending division. He manages a loan portfolio that covers St Louis/ Kansas City.

Alex’s background includes B.S. in Business Administration , Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Missouri.

Charlie Cafazza
Senior Vice President & Market Manager
Commercial Real Estate
231 S. Bemiston, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-6363
Charles.Cafazza@AssociatedBank.com
 

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 Brandom
Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
231 S. Bemiston, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-0075
Jessica.Brandom@AssociatedBank.com
 

Jessica Brandom 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.

Brandom 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, Brandom 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.

Brandom 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, Brandom was named in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 under 30.

Jodi Cloninger
Senior Vice President
Relationship Manager
Commercial Real Estate
231 S. Bemiston, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-6375
Jodi.Cloninger@AssociatedBank.com
 

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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