Johnson Financial Group: Behrens appointed CFO

Racine, WI. June 23, 2015. Thomas M. Bolger,

President and CEO of Johnson Financial Group

today announced the appointment of Mark C.

Behrens as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Johnson

Financial Group and Johnson Bank effective July 1, 2015.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Behrens has been with the company for

more than 30 years. He most recently served as President of Johnson Insurance

Services. During his tenure, Behrens has also held a series of roles in Banking, Corporate

Finance and as Chief Operating Officer of Johnson Insurance.

“Mark has an intimate knowledge of our company, our culture and our people,”

said Bolger. “He understands how far we have come, but as importantly, where we

need to be positioned in the rapidly changing competitive environment of the future.”

In a related move, Michael Derdzinski, has been named interim President of

Johnson Insurance as the company begins an active search to find a new president for

the agency.

“Mike will provide a bridge of consistency and continuity for both our clients and

our associates to help accomplish the transition without losing our momentum,” added


Derdzinski is a long-time veteran of the insurance business and has served in

various leadership roles within Johnson Insurance, most recently as Senior Vice

President – Director of Employee Benefits Group.

Behrens succeeded Judy Sutfin, who left the company in June after four years as

CFO. A resident of Union Grove, Wisconsin, Behrens holds a bachelor’s degree in

accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and a master’s degree in

business administration from Marquette University. He is a member of the Office of the

Insurance Commissioners P&C Advisory Council, member of the WICPA and a member

of the Board of Directors for the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin.