Green Bay-based Associated Banc-Corp has named Breck Hanson executive vice president and head of commercial real estate.
"Strong leadership for our CRE business is a critical aspect of our long-term plan for establishing a high quality, profitable portfolio," said Associated Banc-Corp President and CEO Philip B. Flynn. "Breck is a proven and accomplished leader whose skills and deep knowledge of the Midwest real estate markets will be a valuable asset in achieving Associated’s goals for CRE." Hanson will report directly to Flynn in this newly-created position and serve on the Executive Committee.
Hanson brings more than 30 years of banking experience to Associated, including over 20 years of leadership responsibility within the commercial real estate segment. Most recently, he was executive vice president, commercial real estate with Bank of America, where he was responsible for all levels of business in the Midwest CRE Group. Hanson also spent more than 20 years in CRE leadership roles with LaSalle Bank prior to its merger with Bank of America.