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 bankâ€™s lending divisions, including commercial, mortgage and consumer loans. He previously served as director of retail banking.
A fifth-generation member of the bankâ€™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.
â€śWe are bound by the same banking regulations as everyone else, but we like to think that continuity sets us apart,â€ť said Steven Schowalter, bank president.
â€śOur customers know we are on-site management that cares about the community and are committed to sticking around.â€ť
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.
â€śBoth 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,â€ť Steve Schowalter said.
Roberta Campbell has been promoted to vice president/director of retail banking. Campbell has been manager of the bankâ€™s Grafton office.
Schowalter said her new duties will include overseeing retail banking at all six of the bankâ€™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.