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Who We Are

“As a locally owned community bank, we are always looking for ways to reach out to our community.”

-Paul Northway, President/CEO

Photo of Paul NorthwayPaul Northway
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 25 years of sales and management experience in the financial industry across all lines of business (commercial, retail, mortgage, insurance, wealth services)
  • Focused on helping business clients improve cash flow, manage working capital, attract and retain key employees, and position the balance sheet for growth
  • Interested in leadership development, linking marketing to sales, strategy and innovation, and making the community a better place to live
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Graduate School of Banking (2003)
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, MBA (1997)
  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, B.S., Business Administration (1990)
  • Board member/Executive Committee of Curative Connections
  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Council of Trustees
  • Board member/Executive Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region
  • 2014 Leadership Fox Cities Executive graduate
  • Married with two sons
  • Baseball geek, bird watcher and golf addict

Photo of Brett SchroederBrett Schroeder
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 18 years of experience in business banking, including sales, credit and workout
  • Manages sales, credit and loan operations
  • Focused on creating win-win opportunities for business banking clients
  • Ripon College – B.A., Business Management (2000)
  • Board member of Appleton Youth Football Association
  • Coach for Appleton Little League, AASD and AYFA
  • Appleton native
  • Married with two sons
  • Enjoys lifting weights, golfing, traveling, and watching sports

Photo of Brent WalbrunBrent Walbrun
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 33 years of experience working with business owners as a business banker
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Graduate School of Banking (1999)
  • NMLS Mortgage Originator, Life & Health Insurance license
  • Board member WBA Consumer Lending School
  • WBA Residential Mortgage Lending School Director (1995-2016)
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, B.S., Finance
  • Boy Scout Leader – Pack 3161 (past)
  • Founding member and Treasurer of Darboy Kiwanis Club (past)
  • Treasurer and board member of Badger State Outboard Association
  • Secretary of Wisconsin Power Boat Association (past)
  • Three-time National Hydroplane Champion (boat racer)
  • Loves to bowl—has bowled a 300 game before
  • Married to Jill—together they enjoy volunteering at places like the Appleton Homeless Connections

Photo of Andy PoquetteAndy Poquette
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 12 years of relationship building in the financial industry, specializing in Treasury Management
  • Focused on assisting business clients, local governments and municipalities accelerate their collections, prevent fraudulent activity, manage payables, automate processes, and put excess liquidity to work
  • Wisconsin Banker’s Association Emerging Leader
  • Leadership Fox Cities graduating class of 2018
  • United Way Fox Cities Ambassador
  • Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI, B.S., Speech
  • Communication/Marketing
  • Married with two children
  • Enjoys downhill skiing, traveling, hunting and spending time up north with family and friends.

Photo of Amanda KruegerAmanda Krueger
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 16 years of experience in marketing and business development—12+ years in the financial industry
  • Manages all things marketing and assists with sales team management
  • A 2016 ‘Future 15’ award recipient and 2016 graduate of Leadership Fox Cities
  • St. Meyer & Hubbard Sales Management training course completed 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Contributing author for ‘Business Brief’ in Appleton Monthly Magazine
  • Board member and Vice Chair of the Fox Valley Veterans Council, Inc.
  • Board member of Wisconsin Veterans Village Association, Inc.
  • Member of Fox Valley Technical College Marketing Advisory Committee
  • Fundraising event committee member with Catalpa Health
  • Member of Mid-Day Women’s Alliance
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, B.A., English/Communications
  • MN native, married to a retired Army Sergeant and mother of a 6-year-old princess
  • Competitive foosball player – three Wisconsin State titles (2016 & 2017)
  • Sports fan, traveler, big supporter of military families

Photo of Jim MuellerJim Mueller
P: 920-739-1040

  • Residential Mortgage Lender for purchase, construction and refinance transactions—focused on educating clients about their options and programs offered
  • Started working in the financial industry in 1979 as an accountant, and subsequently as a loan processor, loan officer, branch manager, mortgage sales manager and regional lending manager
  • Wisconsin Brokers R.E. license and insurance licenses for life, property and casualty
  • Member of: Appleton Northside Business Association, Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities, Appleton Northside Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin, Winnebago County/Oshkosh Housing Association
  • Prior member of: Winnebago Home Builders Association, Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association, Jaycees – Oshkosh, Kiwanis Club
  • Coached youth basketball for 10 years, Cub Scout leader for 8 years
  • Driver for Meals on Wheels for 14 years, providing safety checks and reducing isolation for elderly and disabled adults
  • Volunteer at St Joe’s Food Pantry and Family First Ministry to provide meals to people in need
  • Enjoys traveling and camping with family members and friends, spending time in the outdoors, walking, hiking and biking
  • Blood donor for over 30 years

Photo of Travis JonesTravis Jones
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 12 years of banking experience working closely with business owners and management on current business plans and future goals.
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, MBA, 2016
  • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, B.S., Finance and minor in Organizational Communication
  • Graduate WBA Commercial Lending School, and has completed various classes presented by The Risk Management Association (RMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Graduate of Leadership Fox Cities – 2015
  • Member of Pulse and Fox Cities Chamber
  • Community Benefit Tree – Treasurer and Executive Board Member, Committee co-chair – Strategic Development (2017-Present)
  • Make-A- Wish Fundraising Committee Member (2009-Present)
  • Avid outdoorsman who enjoys being outside during all of Wisconsin’s four seasons, especially with my family.

Photo of Shelly RohdeShelly Rohde
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 20 years of experience in the financial industry in commercial and retail banking, as well as operations and finance
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Leadership Development for Community Bankers (2016)
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Graduate School of Banking-Financial
  • Managers School (2017)
  • Board member of Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) Retail Section
  • Board member and membership chair with Women in Management Fox Cities Chapter
  • Walk for Wishes committee member with Make-A-Wish
  • Ripon College, B.A., Business Management/Leadership Studies (2000)
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, MBA (2003)
  • Married with two very active boys
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on the boys in extracurricular activities, watching movies, and dabbling in all things Pinterest

Photo of LuAnn ThielLuAnn Thiel
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 25 years of experience in the financial industry
  • Manages IT—from network equipment to bank connectivity, Servers to PCs, printers to phones, iPads to TVs
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, B.S., Business Administration & Management
  • Community involvement: Junior Achievement, Board President of Celebration Children’s Center, Stephen Minister trained, team concessions coordinator for youth sports
  • Married with two sons
  • Enjoys watching Packers, Brewers, Badgers and high school sports

Photo of Lindsay TafelskiLindsay Tafelski
P: 920-739-1040

  • Over 30 years of banking experience, including retail and business banking
  • Leads mortgage lending, and creates opportunities to develop and deepen relationships with prospective clients
  • NMLS Mortgage Originator
  • Past president of Downtown Green Bay Kiwanis Association
  • Member of Green Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Past board member of NWTC Financial Advisory Board
  • Member of Northeast Wisconsin Realtors Association, Brown County Home
  • Builders Association, Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Committee member with Boy Scouts of America, Bay-Lake Council
  • University of Minnesota – Duluth, B. A., Marketing and Sales
  • Cannon Financial Institute – Private Banking
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Realty Estate Finance Lending School
  • 4-year letter award winner in football at UMD, receiving ‘Defensive Star’ and ‘Hustle’ awards
  • Sports-minded, enjoys exercising and traveling
  • Animal lover, proud owner of a dog named Murphy