Brookfield, WI, January 25, 2023 – Spring Bank announced today it has expanded its leadership team naming Heather Nelson as President effective immediately. David Schuelke, who has served as the bank’s Chief Executive Officer and President since its founding in 2008, will continue as CEO. Currently, Nelson becomes only the third female bank president in southeastern Wisconsin.
“Expanding our leadership team and splitting the responsibilities of the CEO and President reflect Spring Bank’s 15 years of success and positions us for future growth,” Schuelke said. “It also demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the personalized service and attention business owners and individuals deserve.”
Spring Bank is a locally owned community bank serving mostly small to medium-sized businesses in Milwaukee, Waukesha and surrounding counties. The bank has grown to $375 million in assets and currently has more than $290 million in outstanding loans.
Nelson, who most recently served as Spring Bank’s senior vice president, Commercial Lending, joined the bank in 2010. Her 30+ year banking career includes positions at large regional and smaller community banks and has served as a commercial lender for most of that time.
“Most rewarding for me as a banker has been getting to know my customers, being able to provide answers and resources, and seeing them succeed,” Nelson said. “It’s been exciting to be a part of both their growth and Spring Bank’s.”
“Throughout her career, and especially at Spring Bank where she has excelled, Heather has consistently exceeded the expectations of her customers with integrity, compassion and drive,” Schuelke noted. “I look forward to working closely with Heather as she assumes this new leadership role.”
Outside of Spring Bank, Nelson is active with a number of professional and community nonprofits. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Waukesha YMCA and the Adult Learning Center. Nelson is past president of WCREW-Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women and held that role for four years. She’s also served on the boards for REACH (Real Estate Alliance for Charity) Wisconsin and United Ethnic Festivals.
Nelson received her Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.