Oconomowoc, Wis. – On Monday, January 20 th , First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC) presented their “President’s Awards” at their Annual Leadership meeting.
The President’s Awards, presented by Mark W. Mohr, FBFC President and CEO, highlight the outstanding accomplishments and exemplary work of FBFC employees. FBFC takes nominations from employees during the month of December, which are then reviewed by Mark for final selections. This year, there were five employees recognized across the categories of Leader in Community Service, Leader in Customer Service, Excellence in Mentorship, Rising Star and Financial Achievement.
“People might first walk into a community bank because it’s close to home. But ultimately, they choose to stay because of the hard work of our employees, said FBFC’s President and CEO, Mark W Mohr. While we consistently strive to provide best-in-class financial products and services that fit our customers’ needs and lifestyle, our commitment runs so much deeper than that. As a true community bank, our mission is to ‘Make Lives Better’ and our employees really do live and breathe this mission”.
Sharon Manke, FBFC Security Officer, was the recipient of the “Leader in Community Service” award. On average, Sharon spends more than 300 hours a year improving the quality of life in our hometown of Oconomowoc. From Kids Fest, to the German Christmas Market, to Shorehaven, and a number of events in between, Sharon is a remarkable person who continues to have a huge impact on the community.
Headquartered in Oconomowoc, First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC) is a full-service community bank focused on meeting the financial needs of local businesses and individuals. The bank has served southeastern Wisconsin since
1859 and has 14 full-service branch locations and six loan offices. The bank’s executive team and its 300-plus employees are committed to contributing to the success and vitality of the communities they serve. Shorehaven, and a number of events in between, Sharon is a remarkable person who continues to have a huge impact on the community.
Darin Zachow, FBFC Assistant Property Manager, was presented with the award of “Leader in Customer Service” award. As a bank, it’s easy to think of customers as those who trust us with their finances, but for many employees, their customers are their coworkers. Darin truly goes above and beyond for the employees at FBFC, and his work ethic and great attitude are contagious. Darin makes life better for those he works with each and every day.
Kathy Ganswindt, FBFC PMO Manager, was awarded the “Excellence in Mentorship” award. FBFC received more nominations for this award than any other. One nominator of this individual stated that “she demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to her department and to the entire FBFC family. She takes it upon herself to provide exceptional mentoring and service to every team member. She discerns quickly their individual needs and moves efficiently to provide key information, recommendations or direction. Her eagerness to help others and develop their skills is a cornerstone of FBFC’s values.” FBFC is proud to have Kathy as a strong leader at the bank.
Sarah Andritsch, Director of SBA SOP Commercial Lending, was this year’s Rising Star. As a Top Workplace, one of our commitments is to continue to develop and nurture young talent. The Rising Star Award recognizes an employee under the age of 35 who is not only eager to learn, but has already displayed tremendous leadership and skill in their role. Sarah has been vital to the growth and success of our SBA loan program. One nominator said, “Sarah has been the best manager I have ever worked for. She is understanding, compassionate, and strong – a true leader.” FBFC is excited to see what the future holds for Sarah.
Financial achievement is critical to a bank’s growth and stability. Dave Brogan, FBFC Mortgage Producing Sales Manager, was this year’s winner of the “Financial Achievement Award”. FBFC is
Headquartered in Oconomowoc, First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC) is a full-service community bank focused on meeting the financial needs of local businesses and individuals. The bank has served southeastern Wisconsin since 1859 and has 14 full-service branch locations and six loan offices. The bank’s executive team and its 300-plus employees are committed to contributing to the success and vitality of the communities they serve. over 160 years old and Dave was able to close more dollars of loans in 2019 than any other lender in the history of the bank.
First Bank Financial Centre is changing its name to Bank Five Nine. Visit fbfcwi.com/bankfivenine for details.