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Harris appoints Barron to lead Wisconsin-North region
Harris Bank has appointed Dan Barron as the new regional president of Harris’  Wisconsin-North region.
Barron will be responsible for 14 branches in Ozaukee, Washington and Sheboygan counties and will be based out of Harris’ Cedarburg branch.
Barron most recently served as regional president of Harris’ northeast Illinois operations, where he oversaw financial growth, including developing and implementing marketing strategies for seven branches.
In his new role, Barron is charged with managing and growing the profitability of his branches, coaching and leading a team of more than 100 employees, and raising awareness of Harris in local communities.
"With nearly 14 years at Harris and more than 27 years of financial services experience, Dan has demonstrated his commitment to providing an excellent customer experience and being actively involved in the communities he serves," said Tom Bolger, Harris district executive in Wisconsin. "His proven expertise will help further develop our presence in this important region."
Before joining Harris, Barron held managerial positions at LaSalle Bank, Michigan National Bank and NBD Grand Valley Bank.
Harris is a subsidiary of Chicago-based Harris Financial Corp.

Storm the Bastille run announces winners

More than 8,000 runners participated in the 26th Annual M&I Bank Storm the Bastille 5K run 2 mile walk. The run serves as the opening kick off event for Milwaukee’s Bastille Days. The run is done in honor of the 18th century attack on the Bastille prison. In the men’s class, Joe Stilin, Willy Kaul and Nicholas Boehlke three-way tied for first place with a time of 14:45.  Stilin placed second in the 2009 race with a time of 14:50.  Heather Prekop, a native of Whitefish Bay took first place in the women’s category, with a time of16:46.  She currently lives in Chicago and is training for the Olympic marathon by running almost 100 miles a week.  Holly Nearman, track and field athlete at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee took second crossing the line in 17:19.  Amy Horst, Milwaukee resident, ran for MSOE and is currently an assistant Cross Country and Track and Field distance coach at Marquette University.  Horst was awarded third place in the 5K with a time of 17:32.
“Our salute to French culture has become a Milwaukee tradition,” said Kate Borders, executive director of the East Town Association.  “While the Storm the Bastille commemorates French history, the course also showcases Milwaukee’s French roots in Juneautown.  It’s been amazing to see the tradition grow.” 

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