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Hometown: Born in Virginia, raised in Cedarburg
Education: Bachelor’s in finance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Previous position: Credit analyst, Partnership Bank
Current position: Assistant vice president-business banking, Partnership Bank
What set you apart for promotion?
“With the five years that I had in credit analysis, it was a natural transition to business banking because I had a solid foundation of understanding credit and understanding the numbers part of businesses that now I can have both conversations with business owners.”
Ultimate career goal?
“Ideally, at some point I would like to be president of our bank. I have some great mentors that are helping me develop some of my leadership skills,” including chairman Dean Fitting and president Vince Cameranesi.
Did you approach them?
“A few of them took me under their wing. Some of them I approached and wanted to learn about their careers and how they became CEOs and presidents. I firmly believe if you want to get somewhere, you’ve got to learn from somebody who’s done it before.”
In your free time?
“I’m part of the Milwaukee Curling Club. It’s really cool because I curl with people of all ages. We have people that are still in high school to one of our members is like 90 years old. The sport is fun in itself, but then after the curling game you sit down and have a drink with everyone, even the people you played against.”
Why continue living in Cedarburg?
“After high school I moved to the East Side. I got married last year and we’re actually expecting our first child, and as I got older I realized how great a place it was for a family.”
What book are you reading?
“‘Blink’ by Malcolm Gladwell.”