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State Bank of Cross Plains Announces Changes to Board of Directors -

December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015 – CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced today that Catherine (Cathy) J. Durham, Principal and President of Capital Valuation Group, has been elected to State Bank of Cross Plains board of directors following the retirement of Michael (Mike) W.  Schutz.  Schutz, one of the board’s longest-serving members, is retiring after 26 years of service.

Durham works with business owners and their advisers to establish the value of business interests for purposes of purchase or sale, divorce, litigation support, estate planning and estate tax.  Her professional experience includes more than twenty years of valuing, owning and selling businesses as well as serving on the board of directors of a number of businesses and community organizations.  She currently serves on the boards of Meriter Hospital and UW Madison Business School–Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. 

“Cathy is a well-known leader in the business community, and we are excited to welcome her to our board of directors,” said Jim Tubbs, State Bank of Cross Plains President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We believe her strong experience, especially in business valuation, will be extremely valuable as our Bank continues to grow. I’m confident that Cathy is going to make an important and positive impact on our company.”

Durham earned her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating summa cum laude, and has earned the Accredited Senior Analyst designation from the American Society of Appraisers.  At Capital Valuation Group, she has co-written a booklet, An Introduction to Business Valuation that describes the key ideas behind business valuation.

Michael W. Schutz’s board relationship with State Bank of Cross Plains dates back to 1989.  “Mike’s contributions to State Bank of Cross Plains are immeasurable, and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude,” said Tubbs.  “On behalf of the board and the entire company, I want to thank him for being a leader, a mentor and a friend."

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $775 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces the 20 - Year Anniversary Celebration of President & CEO, Mr. Jim L. Tubbs. - November 25, 2015

November 10, 2015 – CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, is pleased to announce the 20-year anniversary celebration of President & CEO, Mr. Jim L. Tubbs. 

Tubbs began his career with the State Bank of Cross Plains on November 27, 1995, serving as Vice President of Loans from 1995 to 2005.  In 2005, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and held this position until 2009.  It was during this year that Tubbs was promoted to Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, in which he served until 2011.  In July of 2011, Tubbs became the eighth President of the State Bank of Cross Plains.

Prior to joining State Bank, Tubbs gained banking experience with M&I Bank in Milwaukee and First Wisconsin Bank in Madison.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  Among the many local and national associations Tubbs has been a part of, he remains an active member of the Mendota Gridiron Club, Downtown Madison Inc., University of Wisconsin School of Business Family Business Center and United Way of Dane County.  Tubbs is currently a Board of Director of both Bankers’ Bank and Wisconsin Bankers Association.

In honor of Tubbs’ 20-year bank anniversary, each of State Bank’s nine locations will have complimentary cookies on November 25. 

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $750 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mount Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee, and Black Earth.


State Bank of Cross Plains Hired Kristin Kellerman and Promotes Jeff Supple, Jayne Deutmeyer and Adam Marshall - August, 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 - CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced the hiring of Kristin Kellerman, Trust Officer as well as the promotions of three officers in the Wealth Management division.  Jayne Deutmeyer has been promoted to Vice President and Trust Officer, Jeff Supple to Vice President and Trust Officer, and Adam Marshall to Assistant Vice President- Trust Officer and Portfolio Manager.

Kristin Kellerman, a Mount Horeb native, received degrees in both History and French from Augustana College.  She has over three years of experience within the financial services.  Kristin’s duties will be to maintain and grow relationships with Wealth Management and Trust clients as well as provide investment and financial planning advice for individuals, families, and small businesses.  Kristin will be based out of the Madison office.

Jayne Deutmeyer began her career with the State Bank of Cross Plains in 2000 and has over 19 years of experience in the investment/financial services industry with specializations in tax-smart investing, college planning, retirement planning, insurance and long-term care.  She holds designations through the Institute of Business and Finance in Estate Planning, is a Certified Tax Specialist, and is a Certified Fund Specialist.  Recently, Jayne earned her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the three-year Canon Trust School Program.  Her primary responsibility within the Wealth Management Division is business development with an emphasis on individual retirement income planning.  Jayne services the Black Earth, Cross Plains, Mount Horeb, and Verona locations.

Jeff Supple received a B.B.A. in Finance from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa.  He joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in 2001, and along with his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry.  His primary responsibility within the Wealth Management Division is business development with an emphasis on financial and retirement income planning, as well as small to mid-sized business retirement plans.  Jeff’s primary locations are Middleton and Waunakee.

Adam Marshall is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has a Master’s Degree in Personal Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning.  Along with his degrees, Adam holds a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.  He joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in 2007 and has nearly ten years of experience in financial services.  Adam is responsible for monitoring and analyzing the various investment options available. Through the ongoing review and management of client portfolios and financial planning services, Adam plays a key role in the investment function of the Wealth Management Division.  He is located at the Madison office.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $750 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mount Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee, and Black Earth.

 


   State Bank of Cross Plains Hire Stanley Koopmans - May 26, 2015

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On May 26, 2015, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced the hiring of Stan Koopmans, Senior Vice President - Business Relationship Manager.

Stan will be working at the Madison office where he will focus on business development and commercial banking. Stan began his banking career in 1984 with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he progressed to be a senior examiner in the Multi-Bank/International Division. Since then he has largely served as a Community banker in the Greater Madison area, as an executive and commercial banker.

Koopmans received his BA in Business/Economics from Northwestern College and earned a MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Stan periodically serves as an instructor for several lending/finance related courses offered by the Wisconsin Banker's Association, and for the past few years has also been an instructor for the Iowa Banker's Association.

Currently, Stan is a board member for Access to Independence, Inc. in Madison, the commercial lending school for Wisconsin Banker's Association, and the local Risk Management Association. He is also a member and serves in various capacities with Door Creek Church. Stan and his wife Becca, reside in Cottage Grove with their four children.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $750 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


State Bank of Cross Plains Hire Paul Brooks - March 20, 2015

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On March 9th, 2015, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced the hiring of Paul Brooks, Assistant Vice President -Mortgage Loan Officer.

Paul has over 13 years of mortgage loan experience and has resided in Madison since 2007.  A graduate of UW-Milwaukee, he also has his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.  Paul will be overseeing mortgage activities for the Verona & Mt. Horeb offices.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $750 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


State Bank of Cross Plains Hire Clint Ziegler - March 20, 2015

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On March 9th, 2015, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced the hiring of Clint Ziegler, Assistant Vice President -Mortgage Loan Officer.

Clint graduated from MATC -Madison College and has over 12 years of residential mortgage experience in Dane County.  His philosophy is making your home buying experience as easy as possible.  Clint is active in the Middleton Chamber and will service the Middleton and Black Earth offices.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $750 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces Director Changes - March 12, 2015

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On March 12, 2015, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced the following additions to its Board of Directors.

The State Bank of Cross Plains announces the appointment of Attorney Vern Jesse to the bank’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Vern to our board of directors,” said Jim Tubbs, President & CEO of the State Bank of Cross Plains. “Vern’s business law experience and proven business leadership will definitely serve the bank well.”

An attorney for 26 years, Vern is named on lists for Best Lawyers in America. He has been with the law firm of Murphy Desmond S.C. since 1999. Murphy Desmond is a full-service law firm with nearly 40 lawyers in offices in Madison, Janesville and Appleton, Wisconsin. The firm was named #1 Preferred Law Firm by In Business magazine’s Executive Register from 2010-2013, is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, and is on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Law Firms.”

Vern has substantial expertise representing clients on a wide variety of real estate transactions including purchase and sale of real estate, refinance, real estate leases, tax deferred exchanges, real estate development, environmental issues, municipal approvals, formation of real estate owning entities, senior housing and assisted living facilities, and condominium development and conversion.

In addition, Vern assists a number of businesses with many of the legal issues, which confront business owners, including purchase and sale of businesses, contract matters, collections and foreclosures, employee issues and formation of business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships.

Vern has previously served on the Murphy Desmond Board of Directors, including a number of years as Board Chairman. He is a currently a member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, Diocesan Finance Council (2010 - Present), and a member of the American Red Cross Badger Chapter, Board of Directors (2009 - Present). Vern has also previously served on the Town of Middleton Plan Commission, the Board of Directors of another local financial institution and the Board of Director of the REALTORS Association of South Central Wisconsin, Inc.

The State Bank of Cross Plains also announces the appointment of Daniel Rashke to the bank’s board of directors. “Daniel’s 32 years of broad experience across important industries will add a valuable perspective to our board of directors,” said Jim Tubbs, President and CEO. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel.”

Mr. Rashke is Chief Executive Officer and Owner of TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), specializing in benefit account management, separation services and compliance services. Employed in the tax-advantaged employee benefits field since 1983, Dan is proficient in the tax, insurance, and investment arenas. Under Dan’s leadership, TASC has grown to nearly 900 employees across the U.S. and is recognized as one of the top five national third-party administrators (TPA) of employee benefits plans. TASC is also the largest privately owned, stand-alone TPA.

A published author, Dan’s articles have appeared in many publications like the Health Insurance Underwriters magazine, the National Public Accountant magazine, and the Employee Benefit Plan Review. He has provided continuing professional education for the financial and tax community, such as the National Income Tax Workshop and Western CPE. In addition, Dan was a panelist at the 21st Century Work Place Annual HR Law Conference and has lectured at the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Rashke has most recently been awarded the 2015 Brian Howell Excellence in Innovation Award from Madison Magazine. Dan has been honored through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Program and the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau Torch Award Program for ethics and integrity. He was honored as a “Community Leader” by the United Way of Dane County, an organization with which he is very active as a member of the Board of Directors and as Campaign Chair in 2015. In 2013, Dan was the Chair of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Madison, Wisconsin. He was also a former member of the American Family Children’s Hospital Development Partners Advisor Board, the Meriter Foundation Board of Directors of which he was Chair, and the Meriter Health Services Board of Directors.

         

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $760 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

 


Clark Street School and Jason Pertzborn Receive State Bank of Cross Plains Grant - November 25, 2014

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, November 25, 2014,the State Bank of Cross Plains grant administered through the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District’s Education Foundation was given to Clark Street Community School educator Jason Pertzborn on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Pertzborn received a $1,250 grant to help develop an internship program. His students will learn how to write resumes and cover letters, apply for jobs, interview for positions, receive paychecks, prepare personal budgets and even learn about W-2 and W-4 forms.

“The State Bank of Cross Plains is thrilled to be able to award this grant to Jason,’’ State Bank of Cross Plains vice president of sales and marketing Dawn Ferguson said. “His hard work and dedication continue to offer innovative services to the students in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District.”

It is the second consecutive year CSCS and Pertzborn have received the State Bank of Cross Plains grant. Last year, they received a grant to learn about tax preparation, insurance, investment and savings, budgeting and managing credit. Students then visited other District schools and taught younger students about what they had learned.

“Jason does such a phenomenal job helping our students get ready to work once they are done with high school that it only made sense to fund his latest grant proposal,’’ Foundation executive director Perry Hibner said. “He was clearly the best recipient for this type of grant.’’

“I am very thankful for the State bank of Cross Plains for their generous support of students in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District and especially here at Clark Street Community School.” Jason Pertzborn said. “These grants are very helpful and allow us to create and enhance wonderful learning opportunities for the students here at CSCS in job preparation and personal finance.’’ 

The State Bank of Cross Plains committed to providing a $1,250 grant each fall through the Education Foundation for five years. Potential grant recipients must show how the program provides for financial education to low-income students and-or provides job training and skills to struggling students.

“The State Bank of Cross Plains has been a great partner, not just for the Education Foundation but the entire school district,’’ Hibner said. “They are a vital part of the Middleton-Cross Plains community and we are fortunate that they place such an emphasis on education.’’

The grant was one of 10 distributed to District schools by the Foundation, which is in its third year. The Foundation has given out 32 grants over the past two years totaling nearly $20,000. More than two-thirds of the 6,700-plus students in the District have been impacted by the Foundation’s grants.

The Foundation announced all of its grant recipients during a 2-hour, 15-minute yellow bus tour that included stops at all seven of the winning schools. Nearly 20 MHS band members played “On Wisconsin” in each of the schools before Foundation board chair Courtney Ward-Reichard presented each recipient with flowers and a certificate.

"It is such a thrill to be able to distribute funds so generously contributed by our donors to some of our many amazing teachers for inspiring and exciting programs for students throughout our school district,'' Ward-Reichard said. "I am so looking forward to seeing the results of these many diverse initiatives.''

The Foundation was formed in 2011 to provide inspiring experiences for students and staff in the District. The Foundation has partnered with Madison Community Foundation and has raised more than $150,000 for its endowment fund.

The Foundation also recently finished a campaign to have engraved bricks placed at Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools and raised more than $40,000 from the 10-week effort. J.H. Findorff & Son, the construction firm working on both middle school building projects, has agreed to allow a second phase, which means approximately 300 more bricks will be available for engraving. That campaign will begin later this month and end just after the 2014-15 school year is completed, Hibner said.

 The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.

 


State Bank of Cross Plains Elects New Board Member - May 22, 2014

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On May 22, 2014, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced the election of Daniel F. Kuehn to its Board of Directors.

Daniel grew up in Cross Plains and attended UW Madison where he majored in electrical and computer engineering, history, and Italian. Upon graduation, Daniel moved to Italy and worked for The Fiat Group. After working for The Fiat Group for over 3 years, Daniel attended Northwestern University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor degree. He passed the Bar Exam in both IL and WI and practiced law as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago before joining Plastic Ingenuity (PI)  in Cross Plains, WI in 2009.

He currently serves as PI’s General Counsel and National Sales Manager. PI is a packaging company and one of the largest custom thermoformers in North America. In addition, Daniel is a board member of the Overture Center Foundation.

“We have recruited a new, highly qualified independent director and are very fortunate to utilize Dan’s individual accomplishments and leadership to help us build a strong, competitive and rewarding bank of tomorrow for the benefit of shareholders, employees and the communities we serve,” stated Jim Tubbs, State Bank of Cross Plains President & CEO.

Daniel, his wife Jenny and two daughters live in Maple Bluff.                  

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $750 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.                 


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces Super Hero Winner - May 15, 2014

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On May 15, 2014, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with nine offices in Dane County, announced the winner of its 2014 Celebrate Your Superhero Contest.

Everyone knows someone who is “super” – that special person who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Whether it be someone who has overcome adversity or has just done something super in your eyes, the State Bank of Cross Plains wants to award one local “superhero” $1,000 and a super prize pack.

This year’s winner is Sharon Marshall, nominated by her daughter, Jenny Aune for her strength and beauty.

                                 “My mom has always been there to support me and the rest of her family. She would travel near and far to be my number one fan at races. She became the best grandma ever once my kids were born and continues to be the most kind and thoughtful person to everyone she meets. My mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this month and continues to remain positive and strong through this journey. I know my mom will be a survivor and fight this with all of her strength. For this and for who she has been to me the last 37 years she is my HERO!”

Sharon received the $1000 prize along with $700 worth of prizes such as a kindle fire, gift cards for dinner and a spa day. Jenny received the $250 prize along with $300 worth of prizes such as a spa day and dinner gift certificates.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently nine convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces the Hiring of Dan Holum, Vice President - Residential Lending - December 12, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announces the hiring of Dan Holum, Vice President – Residential Lending.

Dan has 30 years of residential mortgage experience has been helping families throughout Dane County with obtaining their American Dream of home ownership. 

Dan serves on the board of directors for the Madison Chapter of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and is a member of the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin. 

  The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


Clark Street Community School Receives State Bank of Cross Plains Grant- November 27, 2013
The $1,250 grant will go toward personal finance and career preparation

The inaugural State Bank of Cross Plains Grant administered through the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District’s Education Foundation was given to Clark Street Community School teacher Jason Pertzborn on Monday.

Pertzborn received a $1,250 grant to help his students learn about tax preparation, insurance, investment and savings, budgeting and managing credit. The Foundation was also excited that elementary students will benefit from the program because CSCS students will lead Junior Achievement activities at other MCPASD schools.

State Bank of Cross Plains vice president of sales and marketing Dawn Ferguson was on hand for the announcement.

“The State Bank of Cross Plains is excited to be able to work with MCPASD Education Foundation and provide an opportunity to a deserving teacher and classroom for an extended learning program,’’ she said. “CSCS and teacher Jason Pertzborn were a perfect match for our grant. We look forward to working with other schools and teachers in our district in the future.’’

The State Bank of Cross Plains earlier this year committed to providing a $1,250 grant each fall through the Education Foundation for the next five years. Potential grant recipients must show how the program provides for financial education to low-income students and-or provides job training and skills to struggling students.

“We are thrilled to be a partner with the State Bank of Cross Plains,’’ Education Foundation executive director Perry Hibner said. “They are a vital part of the Middleton-Cross Plains community and we are fortunate that they place such an emphasis on education.’’

Hibner said this year’s State Bank of Cross Plains grant will help hundreds of District students.

The grant was one of six distributed to District schools by the Education Foundation, which is in its second year. The Foundation also gave out six grants in the spring and handed out nearly $7,500 this year.

The Foundation announced all of its grant recipients during a nearly 2-hour yellow bus tour that included stops at all six of the winning schools on Monday. Fourteen MHS band members played “On Wisconsin” in each of the schools before Foundation chair Courtney Ward-Reichard presented each recipient with flowers and a certificate.

“These are very special days,’’ Ward-Reichard said. “We love seeing the looks on the faces of all the students and staff when we announce they have won a grant.’’

The Foundation was formed in 2011 to provide inspiring experiences for students and staff in the District. The Foundation has partnered with Madison Community Foundation and has raised nearly $120,000 for its endowment fund.

Next month, the Foundation will also unveil more than a dozen signs recognizing contributions of area businesses and individuals, and displayed in District schools.

In all, the Foundation’s first year of grants should impact approximately 4,000 students in the district, Hibner said. To learn more about the Foundation and how to support similar grants in the future, please visit Foundation’s website: www.inspiringexperiences.org.


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces the Hiring of Dennis Haefer, Vice 
President - Business Banking - October 31, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announces the hiring of Dennis Haefer, Vice President – Business Banking.

Haefer has 24 years of banking experience, all in Dane County, and has spent most of his career working with business clients.  Dennis offers a high level of expertise in helping entrepreneurs finance growth and expansion opportunities.  He has extensive experience in many areas of commercial lending including investment real estate, owner occupied real estate, equipment & rolling stock, and working capital lines of credit.  Dennis is responsible for business development in the Madison area with an emphasis on the Verona and Oregon markets.  

Dennis is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He has been involved with a multitude of community organizations over the years; United Way, The YMCA, The Urban League and is currently a board member of the Edgewood High School Athletic Association. 

  The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Announces the Hiring of Caitlin Bauch,
Vice President - Trust Officer - September 26, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announces the hiring of Caitlin Bauch, Vice President – Trust Officer.

 Prior to joining the Bank, Caitlin practiced law in Madison and brings with her five years of legal experience in working on a variety of complex estate planning, trust, and probate issues.  She also has experience working with business owners to address their business continuation and succession planning needs.

Caitlin will focus on trust account administration, estate administration and tax planning.  As an attorney herself, Caitlin has the ability and expertise to work with her clients and their attorneys to address each client’s individual needs.

“I am delighted to announce that Attorney Caitlin Bauch recently joined our team,” stated Dan Savage, Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer.  “Her arrival adds an important dimension to our client service capabilities and compliments our other strengths that include, but are not limited to, investment management and all facets of financial planning.”

A graduate of College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin Law School, she is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Bar Association, the Dane County Bar Association and other legal organizations in and around Dane County. She will be located at the Madison Office at 455 S. Junction Rd.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces Winners of Playhouse Giveaway - September 10, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – State Bank of Cross Plains is proud to announce the winners of their summer Playhouse giveaway. 

Middleton:      Paula Duryea
Verona:          Marilyn Brinkman
Black Earth:    Alyssa Parrell
Oregon:          Katie Dudzic
Cross Plains:   Marilyn Dahlby
Waunakee:     Beverly Acker
Mt. Horeb:      Bill McGaw
Madison:         Karen Reilly

From June 1 –September 6, 2013, the State Bank of Cross Plains celebrated summer by giving away Playhouses at each one of our locations. 

“Throughout the summer, we showcased these playhouses in each community parade.  We are excited for each winner and  judging by the excitement on their faces, they are just as thrilled,” stated Dawn Ferguson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. 

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Elects New Board Member - January 16, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On January 16, 2013, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service 
community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announced the election of Troy A. Schwenn to its Board of Directors.

Schwenn is President and CEO of Automation Components, a Middleton based company with 161 employees, since 1991. He is the recipient of many awards including Wisconsin Manufacturer of the 
Year, Best Company for Philanthropy and Community Service, and Vendor of the Year. He also serves on the St. Francis School Athletic Board and continues to serve in other leadership positions with various professional and community organizations. Schwenn has a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater and grew up in Waunakee. He and his wife, Mindy, have three children and live in Verona.

“We are very fortunate to utilize Troy’s multiple experiences and leadership to help us build a strong, competitive and rewarding bank of tomorrow for the benefit of shareholders, employees and the 
communities we serve,” stated Jim Tubbs, State Bank of Cross Plains President & CEO.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range 
of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as 
well as wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.

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