Mark Behrens has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Johnson Financial Group and Johnson Bank, effective July 1. Behrens succeeds Judy Sutfin, who left the company this month after four years as CFO.
Behrens, a CPA, has worked at Johnson Financial Group for 30 years, most recently as president of Johnson Insurance Services. He was previously in banking and corporate finance roles, and served as chief operating officer of Johnson Insurance. Behrens holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from Marquette University.
“Mark has an intimate knowledge of our company, our culture and our people,” said Thomas Bolger, president and chief executive officer of Johnson Financial Group. “He understands how far we have come, but as importantly, where we need to be positioned in the rapidly changing competitive environment of the future.”
As a result of the move, Michael Derdzinski has been named interim president of Johnson Insurance. The company has started the search for a new president. Derdzinski has led several areas of Johnson Insurance, most recently serving as senior vice president-director of Employee Benefits Group.
“Mike will provide a bridge of consistency and continuity for both our clients and our associates to help accomplish the transition without losing our momentum,” Bolger said.