Our Retail Banking Staff

 Linda Ballweg

LINDA BALLWEG
Executive Vice President -
Chief Retail Officer

Cross Plains Office
(608) 798-5904

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Linda Ballweg has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry and joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in November of 1992 as the Human Resources Director and Assistant Cashier after a long career with Valley Bank Southwest and 2.5 years as the Executive Director of the Madison Chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB).  

Ballweg has an extensive history with the State Bank of Cross Plains, and has taken on increasing roles and responsibilities through the years.  Her tenure as Human Resources Director ranges from Assistant Vice President-Human Resources Director in 1995 to Senior Vice President-Human Resources Director in 2002.  In 2007, her responsibilities expanded to include retail services.  In 2011, Linda was promoted to Executive Vice President-Chief Retail Officer responsible for managing the entire retail banking division of the State Bank of Cross Plains.  Throughout her banking career, Linda attended Graduate School of Human Resources and attended WBA banking schools in addition to numerous other financial programs.

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Tom Laufenberg

TOM LAUFENBERG 
Vice President - Branch Administration 
Waunakee Office
(608) 849-2713

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A lifelong resident of the Waunakee and Madison areas, Tom has over 35 years of experience in community banking. During his career, Tom has continued his education by completing the Graduate School of Banking in Community Bank Management as well as attending the WBA Commercial and Retail Lending Schools. Currently, Tom assists in the administration of the Bank’s retail banking division of all of the State Bank of Cross Plains'  locations.

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Kathy Pulvermacher

KATHY PULVERMACHER
Assistant Vice President - Retail Services Manager
Cross Plains Offices
(608) 798-5259

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Kathy has over 25 years experience in retail banking and management and joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in 1988. As the bank has grown, so have Kathy's responsibilities. She was instrumental in the opening of our Cross Plains Motor Bank location in 1991, making it our second location in Cross Plains. Kathy currently manages the retail banking areas at both Cross Plains locations.

Kathy is a familiar face in the Cross Plains community. She is actively involved with in the Cross Plains community. 

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Janel Karls

JANEL KARLS
Assistant Vice President - Retail Services Manager
NMLS #608964

Waunakee Office
(608) 849-2738

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Janel Karls joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in April of 2007 as a Personal Banker and has worked in the banking industry since 1998. At State Bank, she took on increasing responsibilities in the Retail Services division and was promoted to Retail Services Manager in December of 2009 and Assistant Vice President in December 2010. She is responsible for the oversight of the Waunakee State Bank of Cross Plains location.

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BARB FOSSHAGE
Retail Services Manager
NMLS #608942

Middleton Office
(608) 828-2280

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Barb Fosshage started with the State Bank of Cross Plains as a CSR at the Middleton West office in February of 2001. In November of 2004 she became a Personal Banker. She took on other roles within the bank as time went on and became a consumer lender in 2007 and an Assistant Manager. Barb successfully completed the Foundations in Financial Planning course in 2012.  In 2015 she was promoted to Retail Services Manager.

 

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SARAH MAIER
Retail Services Manager
NMLS #842564

Madison Office
(608) 826-3506

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Sarah Maier joined the State Bank of Cross Plains, Waunakee office in October 2010 as a Customer Service Representative/Personal Banker. With her she brought over 10 years of experience in retail banking and management. In March 2011, Sarah became a Personal Banker II, she took on the additional responsibility of consumer lending in October 2011 and continued to accept increasing responsibilities during her role as a Personal Banker II. In May 2014 she was promoted to Assistant Retail Service Manager II of the Madison office and a few months later in October 2014 Sarah was promoted to Retail Service Manager.

 

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ALI MILLER
Retail Services Manager
NMLS #1124785
Mt. Horeb Office
(608) 437-2573

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Ali Miller joined the State Bank of Cross Plains as a Customer Service Representative at our Madison location in July 2007. In 2010 Ali transferred to our Mount Horeb location and in September 2011 accepted the additional responsibilities of a Personal Banker. In October 2012 Ali accepted the challenge of becoming Assistant Branch Manager. Ali continued to refine her operational and customer service skills and in May 2014 was was promoted to Retail Services Manager. She is currently responsible for the retail banking area of our Mount Horeb location.

Ali attended Marquette University for general college courses with an emphasis in Biology. She holds an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from MATC.

 

 

 

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SHERRY ATZEN
Retail Services Manager
NMLS #658198

Verona Office
(608) 497-4605

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Sherry K. Atzen joined State Bank of Cross Plains in February of 2013 at the Verona branch. Sherry was hired as a Personal Banker/ Consumer Lender. She has over 25 years of experience with other community banks as a Teller, Personal Banker, a Lender, and Loan Review. In July 2015 Sherry was promoted to Retail Services Manager for Verona branch. Sherry also holds an Associate’s degree in Graphic Art from MATC.

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DESIREE WOOD
Assistant Retail Services Manager
NMLS #608957

Black Earth Office
(608) 767-4751

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Desiree Wood joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in June of 2006 as a Customer Service Representative at the Middleton East office.  She was given additional responsibilities as a CSR II/PB I Float in 2008.  In August of 2010 she took on consumer lending and transferred to our Black Earth office as a Personal Banker II.  Desiree was given lending authority and was promoted to Personal Banker III in 2014.  In May of 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Retail Services Manager of the Black Earth office.

Desiree earned her Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

 

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Shor Yang
Assistant Retail Services Manager
NMLS #1179807

Oregon Office
(608) 835-1243

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Shor Yang joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in January of 2012 as a Personal Banker / Customer Service Representative at the Oregon Office. In April of 2014 she became a Personal Banker II and took on additional responsibility of consumer lending. She continued to accept increasing responsibilities during her role as Personal Banker II. In July of 2015, Shor was promoted to Assistant Retail Services Manager.

Shor earned her Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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