Financial Services Industry People in the News

The Italian Community Center members recently elected Dave Spano, president and chief executive officer of Annex Wealth Management in Brookfield.

John LeRose has been hired as a financial services representative by MetLife Great Lakes. He will work from the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Guardian Credit Union, West Allis, recently added Brenda Duce as a mortgage account executive, and also recently promoted Steve Heiderer to assistant vice president of internal audit and compliance. Kelly Stengert has also accepted the position of corporate attorney. She will support Heiderer in handling legal work in the collections department and in identifying and containing compliance risk.

Adam Trout has joined Associated Banc-Corp in a newly established position of director of credit risk management. He brings more than 18 years of banking experience to Associated, including 13 years at Union Bank where he most recently served as a senior vice president. Trout will be based at Associated’s Milwaukee Plaza East office location.

Steven Bell, chief executive officer of Community State Bank, Union Grove, was elected chairman of Community Bankers of Wisconsin for 2010-2011. Bell joined the bank as vice president in 1982 and was named president in 2001. The 107-year-old bank currently has $270 million in assets, $225 million in deposits and nine locations across the state.

Waukesha State Bank has promoted Heather Pfalz to assistant vice president. Pfalz joined Waukesha State Bank in 1997 as a teller and has held various positions during her tenure. The Bank has also promoted Tamara Springer to bank manager of its East Moreland Boulevard Office in Waukesha. Springer started at Waukesha State Bank in 2008 as a personal banker, coming to the Bank with more than five years of banking experience.

Inlanta Mortgage, Waukesha, has added John Malinger to its team as an underwriter to help with the increased volume and rate lock activity it has seen in the past months. Malinger was previously employed as an underwriter with Waterstone Mortgage Corporation and Universal Mortgage. He has more than five years experience and specializes in government loans.

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