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Pewaukee Chamber adds new executive director

Kathy Eckhardt took her post this week as the Pewaukee Chamber of Commmerce’s new executive director. She has more than 20 years of experience as a business human resource director, and has also worked as a community and recreation director with the village of Hartland. Eckhardt has undergraduate degrees in social welfare and business management and a graduate degree in administrative leadership-adult education.

Associated Banc-Corp names new president and CEO

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Associated Banc-Corp., the corporate parent of Green Bay-based Associated Bank, has named Philip B. Flynn its president and CEO, effective Dec. 1. Flynn will also serve as president, CEO and director of Associated Bank, N.A.

Flynn will replace current CEO Paul Beideman, who announced his retirement plans earlier this year. Beideman will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors and as CEO of Associated Banc-Corp until December 1, 2009.

Flynn has been with Union Bank in San Francisco, Calif. Since 1980, and has been its vice chairman and chief operating officer since March, 2005. He has also held positions such as chief credit officer, head of commercial banking, specialized lending and wholesale banking activities during his career with the bank.

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“I am excited and honored to be selected as Associated Banc-Corp’s president and chief executive officer,” Flynn said. “I look forward to working with Associated’s board of directors, management team and talented team of colleagues as we continue to serve our customers and provide value to our shareholders.”

Associated Banc-Corp’s board of directors has also elected William R. Hutchinson as its chairman effective Dec. 1. He has served on the board since 1994.

“These two appointments will provide stability and ongoing strength to the leadership of the company,” Beideman said.

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