We are very pleased to announce that at recent Bankers' Bank Board of Directors meetings, the following nominees for promotion were unanimously approved:

Matthew Hladio – promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer. Since joining Bankers’ Bank in 2017, Matt has successfully led our Commercial Banking area. In addition, Matt has played a significant role in all areas of the bank with business development initiatives. Matt has diverse experience in banking and credit consulting.  His areas of experience include commercial credit, underwriting and risk along with accounting, auditing, loan servicing / operations, consumer and commercial regulatory compliance, operations and risk modeling. Matt is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Garrett Marr – promoted to First Vice President. Garrett joined Bankers’ Bank in 1998 in our investment operations area. In 2000 he moved into the sales and trading area where he has spent the last 19 years assisting banks with their investment portfolios. Over that span Garrett has developed many successful relationships with his community bank customers.  Garrett is a graduate of UW Platteville where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics. In 2018 Garrett graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in Madison with honors.

Michelle Waldron – promoted to First Vice President. Michelle joined Bankers’ Bank in 2012 as an internal audit officer and was promoted to AVP and senior auditor in 2015. She was then promoted to the newly formed position of Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, her current position since late in 2016.  Prior to joining the Bank, Michelle spent four years with Wipfli LLP CPAs and Consultants performing financial institution audits. Michelle is a graduate of UW Madison where she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her masters of accountancy and is a licensed CPA.

Andrew Hoffman – promoted to Vice President. Andy joined the Bank in 2014 to manage the Bank’s Image Cash Letter business line and operations. Since joining the Bank, Andy has managed the growth in the Image Cash Letter Customers and volumes to over 350 relationships and over 80 million items representing value of over $313 million in 2018. He manages the Payments & Cash Management’s divisional budgeting and dashboard performance reporting, in addition to being a member of the Bank’s Faster Payments Strategic Solutions Group. With the continued growth and focus on the Bank’s image cash letter products as the core product for retaining and gaining Community Bank Customers, Andy will continue to play a pivotal role to ensure the Bank’s continued success in Payments & Cash Management. He is a graduate of Carroll University (Waukesha, WI) where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in accounting.

Jason Hafner – promoted to Assistant Vice President. Jason joined the Bank in 2017 assuming the role of Operations Manager to manage and assist the supervisory staff within the Payments & Cash Management Division of the Bank. Given Jason’s extensive background in international banking operations, he has improved the department’s operational processes. With the continued growing need for international banking services by our customers, Jason will be leading the Bank to continue to provide the best international banking solutions possible. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC) where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in finance.

Mark Westphal – promoted to Assistant Vice President. Mark joined Bankers’ Bank in 2002 as a credit analyst and in 2004 assumed responsibility for credit review and management of the Bank’s Federal Funds Credit Lines program. In early 2018, Mark moved to the Finance Division to continue coordinating credit reviews and management of the Fed Funds program, but expanded the role to include innovating and managing the Fed Funds program as a product line and was instrumental in the creation of secured fed funds lines and the newly introduced Dual Fed Funds lines in 2019. Mark has also established greatly improved credit controls and processes for the Fed Funds program, including providing input and leadership in the upgrade of the Bank’s Cash Management Systems. Mark is a graduate of UW Platteville where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance.

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