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Associated Banc-Corp (ASB.N)

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11 Oct 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Hutchinson

77 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Philip Flynn

61 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Del Moral-Niles

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Stein

55 2019 President of Madison Market

Angie DeWitt

49 2019 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Meinolf

44 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Christopher Piotrowski

44 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Associated and Associated Bank

Nicole Kitowski

43 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Randall Erickson

59 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

William Bohn

52 2014 Executive Vice President, Head- Private Client and Institutional Services

Matthew Braeger

44 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive of Associated Bank, National Association

John Hankerd

59 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Timothy Lau

56 2014 Executive Vice President and Head- Community Markets of the company and Bank

Paul Schmidt

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer and Commercial Banking of Associated and Associated Bank

John Utz

50 2015 Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking and Milwaukee Market President of Associated and Associated Bank

John Bergstrom

72 2010 Independent Director

Michael Crowley

76 2018 Independent Director

R. Jay Gerken

68 2014 Independent Director

Judith Greffin

58 2017 Independent Director

Michael Haddad

52 Independent Director

Robert Jeffe

68 2011 Independent Director

Eileen Kamerick

61 2007 Independent Director

Gale Klappa

68 2016 Independent Director

Richard Lommen

74 2004 Independent Director

Cory Nettles

49 2013 Independent Director

Karen van Lith

59 2004 Independent Director

John Williams

67 2011 Independent Director

Robb Timme

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Hutchinson

Mr. William R. Hutchinson serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hutchinson is Chairman of the Board. He has served as President of W. R. Hutchinson & Associates, Inc., an energy industry consulting company, since April 2001. Previously, he was Group Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, of BP Amoco p.l.c. from January 1999 to April 2001 and held the positions of Vice President – Financial Operations, Treasurer, Controller, and Vice President – Mergers, Acquisitions & Negotiations of Amoco Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, from 1981 until 1999. Mr. Hutchinson also serves as an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of approximately 23 closed-end mutual funds in the Legg Mason mutual fund complex. Mr. Hutchinson's qualifications to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Associated and member of the Corporate Development Committee include executive level responsibility for the financial operations of a large publicly traded company and significant mergers and acquisitions experience. Although Mr. Hutchinson is not currently serving on Associated's Audit Committee, he meets the requirements of an audit committee financial expert.

Philip Flynn

Mr. Philip B. Flynn is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience. Prior to joining Associated, Mr. Flynn held the position of Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Union Bank in California. During his nearly 30-year career at Union Bank, he held a broad range of other executive positions, including chief credit officer and head of commercial banking, specialized lending and wholesale banking activities. Mr. Flynn serves as a director or trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Art Museum, St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, and the Green Bay Packers, Inc. Mr. Flynn's qualifications to serve as a director and Chair of the Corporate Development Committee include his extensive experience in the banking industry and his significant executive management experience at a large financial institution.

Christopher Del Moral-Niles

Mr. Christopher J. Del Moral-Niles is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined Associated in July 2010 and has previously served as Principal Accounting Officer, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and as Corporate Treasurer. From 2006 to 2010, he held various leadership roles for The First American Corporation and its subsidiaries, including serving as Corporate Treasurer and as divisional President of First American Trust, FSB. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Niles held various positions with Union Bank, including serving as Senior Vice President and Director of Liability Management. Prior to his time with Union Bank, Mr. Niles spent a decade as a financial services investment banker supporting mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions, bank and thrift capital issuances, and bank funding transactions.

David Stein

Mr. David L. Stein will be appointing as President of Madison Market of the company, Effective January 01, 2019. He was Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer and Business Banking of Associated and Associated Bank since January 2017 and was named Madison Market President in January 2019. He was previously Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer and Commercial Banking from April 2014 until January 2017 and Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking from June 2007 until April 2014. He was the President of the Southwest Region of Associated Bank from January 2005 until June 2007. He held various positions with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and one of its predecessors, Bank One Corporation, from 1989 until joining Associated in 2005.

Angie DeWitt

Ms. Angie DeWittto is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources from February 2018 to October 2018. She joined Associated in August 2008 as a member of the finance team and has held multiple leadership roles. Prior to joining Associated, she held a senior finance role at Schneider National, Inc. from January 2002 to August 2008.

Michael Meinolf

Mr. Michael O. Meinolf is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Meinolf brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the role. He joined Associated in 2015 and has held a number of senior management positions in information technology. In his new role, Meinolf will be responsible for the overall direction, leadership and results of the corporation's information technology systems and strategies as well as key operational activities. Meinolf will serve as a member of the executive committee and be based inMilwaukee.

Christopher Piotrowski

Mr. Christopher C. Piotrowski is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Associated and Associated Bank of the Company. Prior to joining Associated, he was previously a Senior Director of Marketing at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. from 2009 to December 2014.

Nicole Kitowski

Ms. Nicole M. Kitowski is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Company. She joined Associated in 1992 and has held leadership roles in Consumer Banking, Operations and Technology, and Corporate Risk, including Deputy Chief Risk Officer from March 2016 to February 2018 and Corporate BSA, AML, OFAC Officer from June 2014 to March 2016.

Randall Erickson

Mr. Randall J. Erickson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company, and Associated Bank, National Association, a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to joining Associated, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Milwaukee-based bank holding company Marshall & Ilsley Corporation from 2002 until it was acquired by BMO Financial in 2011. Upon leaving M&I, he became a member of Milwaukee law firm Godfrey & Kahn S.C.’s securities practice group. He had been a partner at Godfrey & Kahn S.C. from 1990 to 2002 prior to joining M&I as its general counsel. Mr. Erickson served as a director of Renaissance Learning, Inc., a publicly-held educational software company, from 2009 until it was acquired by Permira Funds in 2011.

William Bohn

Mr. William M. Bohn is Executive Vice President, Head- Private Client and Institutional Services of the Company. Mr. Bohn also serves as Chairman of the Board of Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting (“ABRC”), Whitnell & Co., and Associated Investment Services, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Trust Company, N.A. He joined Associated in 1997 and most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting ("ABRC") from 2004 to 2015.

Matthew Braeger

Mr. Matthew R. Braeger is Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive of the Company and Associated Bank, National Association, a subsidiary of the Company. He served as Deputy Chief Audit Executive from October 2017 to February 2018. He joined Associated in April 2013 as Senior Vice President, Business Support Audit Director. Previously, he held audit management positions with Fiserv, Inc. and public accounting audit roles with Ernst & Young, LLP. Braeger has more than 18 years of auditing experience, primarily in banking technology and financial services.

John Hankerd

Mr. John P. Hankerd is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Company. He joined Associated in 2002 and has held multiple leadership roles in commercial and corporate banking and credit functions, including Executive Vice President, Head of Specialized Industries from January 2017 to August 2017 and Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking Credit Manager from March 2011 to January 2017. Previously he spent 12 years in commercial lending at U.S. Bank.

Timothy Lau

Mr. Timothy J. Lau is Executive Vice President, Head of Community Markets, of Associated and Associated Bank of the Company. Mr. Lau previously served as Executive Vice President, Head of Private Client and Institutional Services from December 2010 to June 2014. He joined Associated in 1989 and has held a number of senior management positions in Consumer and Small Business Banking, Residential Lending, and Commercial Banking.

Paul Schmidt

Mr. Paul Gregory Schmidt is Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Real Estate of Associated and Associated Bank, National Association subsidiary of the Company. He joined Associated in April 2015 as Executive Vice President of Commercial Real Estate. He was named Deputy Head of Commercial Real Estate in September 2015. Mr. Schmidt brings more than 31 years of banking experience to Associated. Most recently, he held the position of Executive Vice President, Division Manager, Commercial Real Estate at Wells Fargo from 2002 to 2015.

John Utz

Mr. John A. Utz is Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking and Milwaukee Market President of Associated and Associated Bank., since September 2015. He joined Associated in March 2010 with upwards of 20 years of banking experience, having previously served as President of Union Bank’s UnionBanCal Equities and head of its Capital Markets division from September 2007 to March 2010, and as head of the National Banking and Asset Management teams from October 2002 to September 2007.

John Bergstrom

Mr. John F. Bergstrom serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bergstrom is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bergstrom Corporation of Neenah, Wisconsin, one of the top 50 largest automobile dealer groups in the United States. Mr. Bergstrom also serves as a director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMG), WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:APP), and is a director emeritus of Green Bay Packers, Inc. Mr. Bergstrom's qualifications to serve as a director of Associated and member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee include his more than 30 years of leadership experience as a chief executive officer and over 50 years of combined experience as a director of various public companies. Mr. Bergstrom provides the board with a deep understanding of consumer sales and of Wisconsin's business environment. Mr. Bergstrom has completed the National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") corporate training program for Compensation Committee members and is now designated as a Master Fellow for Compensation Committee, governance and best practices. He was also designated as one of the top 100 corporate directors in America for 2017.

Michael Crowley

Mr. Michael T. Crowley Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Crowley held the position of Chairman of Bank Mutual Corporation from 2000 to 2018, serving as CEO of the subsidiary bank from 1985 to 2013, and President from 1983 to 2010. Mr. Crowley's extensive experience in the financial community includes serving as Chairman for the Federal Home Loan Bank System Stockholder Study Committee, the State of Wisconsin Savings Bank Review Board, and the State of Wisconsin Savings and Loan Review Board. He also served as Vice Chairman for Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Thrift Institutions Advisory Council, President of the Wisconsin Banker's Association, and a director of The Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, Inc. Mr. Crowley's qualifications to serve as a director of Associated and member of the Enterprise Risk Committee and Trust Committee include his executive management experience at a large financial institution, his significant experience in the banking industry, as well as his leadership experience as Chairman of Bank Mutual Corporation.

R. Jay Gerken

Mr. R. Jay Gerken is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gerken is a director of 19 mutual funds with approximately $39 billion in assets associated with Sanford C. Bernstein Fund, Inc. and the Bernstein Fund, Inc. which are mutual fund complexes. Mr. Gerken served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC from 2005 until June 2013. During that period, he was also the President and a director of the Legg Mason and Western Asset mutual fund complexes with combined assets in excess of $100 billion. Previously, Mr. Gerken served in a similar capacity at Citigroup Asset Management Mutual Funds from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Gerken's qualifications to serve as a director of Associated, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Enterprise Risk Committee include his extensive investment and financial experience, as well as his executive leadership roles at several large mutual funds. Mr. Gerken is certified as a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow. As a Chartered Financial Analyst with experience as a portfolio manager and in overseeing the preparation of financial statements, Mr. Gerken also meets the requirements of an audit committee financial expert.

Judith Greffin

Ms. Judith P. Greffin is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Greffin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at the Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, from 2008 to 2016. Prior to this position, Ms. Greffin held several other key positions at Allstate from 1990 to 2008. Ms. Greffin currently serves on the board of Church Mutual Insurance Company, which insures over 100,000 religious institutions, the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the investment committee of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, the investment committee of the Field Museum of Natural History and is also a member of the Miami University, Ohio Business Advisory Council and the Economic Club of Chicago. Ms. Greffin's qualifications to serve as a director of Associated and member of the Enterprise Risk Committee and the Trust Committee include her extensive investment, strategy and risk mitigation background as well as her executive leadership experience at a large publicly traded company. Ms. Greffin is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Michael Haddad

Mr. Michael J. Haddad is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Haddad has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Schreiber Foods, Inc., an employee-owned, international dairy company headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, since January 1, 2009. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Schreiber Foods, Inc. from 2006 to 2008, having served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility with the company since 1995. Mr. Haddad is also a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Norbert College, the Board of Directors of Bellin Health Systems and the Board of Directors of the Green Bay Packers. Mr. Haddad's qualifications to serve as a director of Associated include his extensive experience as a CEO and board member of a large global food company with annual revenues over $5 billion, and his long-standing familiarity with the markets in which Associated is headquartered and serves.

Robert Jeffe

Mr. Robert A. Jeffe serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jeffe served as Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Hawkwood Energy, a private oil and gas company based in Denver and focused on onshore exploration and production in the U.S. from February 2012 until June 2017. Mr. Jeffe was Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Group of Deutsche Bank from November 2004 until February 2011. Previously, Mr. Jeffe served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development for General Electric Company from December 2001 to November 2004, and as a member of GE Capital's board of directors from January 2002 to June 2004. Mr. Jeffe has more than 34 years of investment banking experience and prior to working at Deutsche Bank, he was with Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Smith Barney (now Citigroup) serving at all three firms as Managing Director, Head of the Global Energy and Natural Resources Group, and a member of the Investment Banking Management Committee and Global Leadership Group. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Jeffe also was Co-Head of Global Corporate Finance. Mr. Jeffe's qualifications to serve as a director of Associated and member of the Audit Committee, the Corporate Development Committee and the Enterprise Risk Committee include his extensive investment banking and corporate finance experience, as well as his leadership roles at several large financial institutions and energy companies and his Board positions at these energy firms. Mr. Jeffe also meets the requirements of an audit committee financial expert.

Eileen Kamerick

Ms. Eileen A. Kamerick serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kamerick is an adjunct professor at leading law schools and consults on corporate governance and financial strategy matters. Previously, from March 2014 until January 2015, she was Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ConnectWise, Inc., an international software and services company. From October 2012 until July 2013, Ms. Kamerick was Chief Financial Officer of Press Ganey Associates, a leading health care analytics and strategic advisory firm. She previously served as the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, from May 2010 to October 2012. Ms. Kamerick has also served as Chief Financial Officer at several leading companies, including Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., Leo Burnett, and BP Amoco Americas. She also currently serves on the board of directors of Hochschild Mining, plc (LON:HOC), serves as an independent director of 23 closed-end mutual funds in the Legg Mason mutual fund complex, and serves as independent trustee for the 24 AIG and Anchor Trust Funds. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL). She has formal training in law, finance, and accounting.

Gale Klappa

Mr. Gale E. Klappa is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Klappa was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WEC Energy Group from October 2017 until February 2019, and served as non-executive Chairman from May 2016 until October 2017. Mr. Klappa served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WEC Energy Group from June 2015 until May 2016. Mr. Klappa had served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Energy and We Energies from May 2004 until June 2015. Previously, Mr. Klappa was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Southern Company (NYSE: SO) in Atlanta, Georgia and also held the positions of Chief Strategic Officer, North American Group President of Southern Energy Inc., Senior Vice President of Marketing for Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of South Western Electricity, Southern Company's electric distribution utility in the United Kingdom. Mr. Klappa also serves as a director of Badger Meter Inc. (NYSE: BMI) and is co-chair of the Milwaukee 7, a regional economic development initiative. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and serves on the School of Business Advisory Council for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Klappa also served on the board of directors of Joy Global Inc. from 2006 until the company was acquired in 2017.

Richard Lommen

Mr. Richard T. Lommen serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lommen is Chairman of the Board of Courtesy Corporation, a McDonald's franchisee, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Prior to that, he served as President of Courtesy Corporation from 1968 to 2006. Mr. Lommen served as Vice Chairman of the Board of First Federal Capital Corp from April 2002 to October 2004, when it was acquired by Associated. Mr. Lommen's qualifications to serve as a director of Associated, Chairman of the Compensation and Benefits Committee and a member of the Trust Committee include his successful small business/franchise ownership, his experience in all aspects of franchise ownership, particularly management and instruction of retail employees, and marketing and sales to consumers and his service as Vice Chairman of First Federal Capital Corp.

Cory Nettles

Mr. Cory L. Nettles serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nettles is the Founder and Managing Director of Generation Growth Capital, Inc., a private equity fund. He was Of Counsel at Quarles & Brady LLP from 2007 to 2016. He previously served as Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Nettles serves on the boards of Weyco Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEYS), Robert W. Baird's Baird Funds, Inc. mutual fund complex, and several nonprofit organizations including the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Lawrence University. He previously served on the board of The Private Bank-Wisconsin. Mr. Nettles' qualifications to serve as a director of Associated and member of the Corporate Governance Committee, Corporate Development Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee include his strong business background and legal experience.

Karen van Lith

Ms. Karen T. Van Lith serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. van Lith is currently a consultant for companies requiring transformative leadership as they go through start-up, rapid growth, mergers and acquisitions or business model changes. From June 2011 until June 2012, she served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of MakeMusic, Inc., a company that develops and markets music education technology solutions and was publicly traded until April 2013. Ms. van Lith also serves as a director of E.A. Sween, a privately-held company doing business as Deli Express, since August 2012. Until June 2011, she ran an internet-marketing services company through Beckwith Crowe, LLC. Ms. van Lith was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gelco Information Network, a privately held provider of transaction and information processing systems to corporations and government agencies, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, until its sale to Concur Technologies in October 2007. She held various other positions of increasing authority with Gelco since 1999. Ms. van Lith served as a director of XRS Corporation, a publicly traded provider of fleet operations solutions to the transportation industry from 2010 to 2014.

John Williams

Mr. John B. Williams is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Williams joined the Board of Directors in July 2011 following a 37-year career in banking. He is also past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc. Mr. Williams' banking career included experience with retail, commercial, private client, operations and technology along with mergers and acquisitions. He is Chairman of the Board of Church Mutual Insurance Company, which insures over 100,000 religious institutions, and on the Board of Directors of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee Public Museum. Mr. Williams' qualifications to serve as a director of Associated and Chair of the Enterprise Risk Committee and member of the Audit Committee include his vast experience in the banking industry, as well as his certification as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. In addition, Mr. Williams has earned the CERT, Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. Mr. Williams also meets the requirements of an audit committee financial expert.

Robb Timme