Written by MARK JAEGER
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:46
The family tradition continues at Port Washington State Bank, which has announced three personnel moves.
James S. Schowalter has been promoted to the position of vice president-chief credit officer.
Schowalter will have responsibility for all of the bank’s lending divisions, including commercial, mortgage and consumer loans. He previously served as director of retail banking.
A fifth-generation member of the bank’s founding family, Schowalter is a graduate of Marquette University with 10 years experience in the banking profession.
That banking tradition is something closely held by the Schowalter family.
“We are bound by the same banking regulations as everyone else, but we like to think that continuity sets us apart,” said Steven Schowalter, bank president.
“Our customers know we are on-site management that cares about the community and are committed to sticking around.”
Gary Heckendorf has been promoted to vice president/senior business lender.
Heckendorf will be handle coordination and outreach efforts in the commercial loan department.
Joel Dykstra, a seasoned lender with the bank, is being promoted to vice president of business banking.
“Both of these individuals bring a high degree of professionalism and customer service to their area of expertise, and we are proud to have them move forward in their careers with the bank,” Steve Schowalter said.
Roberta Campbell has been promoted to vice president/director of retail banking. Campbell has been manager of the bank’s Grafton office.
Schowalter said her new duties will include overseeing retail banking at all six of the bank’s Ozaukee County locations.
Port Washington State Bank has been locally owned and operated for 113 years.
The bank has $425 million in banking assets under management.
Image Information: NEW POSITIONS AT Port Washington State Bank include (from left) Gary Heckendorf, vice president/senior business lender, Roberta Campbell, vice president/director of retail banking, James S. Schowalter, vice president/chief credit officer, and Joel Dykstra, vice president of business banking.