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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Mary Egan

MARY EGAN
Vice President - Retail Market Manager
NMLS #1003044
Verona Office
(608) 497-4600

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Mary has over 30 years experience in retail banking and management and joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in April 2006. Mary’s focus is on taking care of the customer and assisting clients with deposit products and services that help them achieve their financial goals.

Mary has attended MATC for general college and accounting courses, numerous bank seminars and conferences with Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) and Community Bankers of Wisconsin (CBW).

Mary is currently serving as President of the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce.  She continues to be active in chamber events and is a member of the Fitchburg/Verona Rotary Club.

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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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Connie Ketelboeter

CONNIE KETELBOETER
Assistant Vice President - Retail Services Manager 
Black Earth Office
(608) 767-4755

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Connie joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in 2010 as Retail Services Manager and has over 18 years experience in the financial industry.  She has had a variety of responsibilities throughout her banking career, but what is most important to her is providing great customer service.  She currently manages the retail banking area for the State Bank - Black Earth location.

As a strong community partner, Connie is active in the community through Community Club and organized the first American Red Cross Blood Drive in Black Earth.

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Mary Ann Wipperfurth

MARY ANN WIPPERFURTH
Retail Services Manager
NMLS #608944

Middleton Office
(608) 828-2281

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Mary Ann has over 40 years of experience in account service and retail banking and joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in 1997 as an Account Service Representative. As the bank has grown, so have Mary Ann's responsibilities. In 1998, she transitioned to the retail banking area and was a Personal Banker I at the State Bank-Middleton office.  In 2001, she was promoted to Personal Banker/Assistant Manager, in 2007 she became Personal Banker III/Assistant Manager, in 2011 she became Assistant Manager II, and in March of 2012 she was promoted to Retail Services Manager.

Mary Ann currently manages the retail banking areas at both Middleton locations.  She is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and has the knowledge and expertise in our retail products and services to serve your unique and individual financial needs.

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BRIDGET KRUEGER

BRIDGET KRUEGER
Retail Services Manager/
Business Advantage Banker
NMLS #608947

Oregon Office
(608) 835-1244

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Bridget Krueger joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in August, 2006 as a Customer Service Representative. In July of 2008, she became a Personal Banker at the Mt. Horeb office. She continued to accept increasing responsibilities during her role as a Personal Banker. In June, 2012, Bridget was promoted to Retail Services Manager of the Oregon Branch. In March, 2014, Bridget also took on an additional role as a commercial lender for our privately-owned business customers. 

Bridget attended Madison Business College in the Associate of Arts Business Degree program. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce and is active in the Oregon Rotary Club. 

 

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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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