Bruce Lammers has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Ridgestone Bank since 2006.� Privately held Ridgestone Bank focuses on government-guaranteed lending and has branch locations in Brookfield, Wis. and Schaumburg, Ill. Mr. Lammers’ extensive work in the banking industry includes government-guaranteed lending, commercial banking, asset management and corporate strategy. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �Consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 SBA lenders in the country, Ridgestone Bank has become a leader in SBA and USDA lending initiatives, dedicated to serving small business. ��Under Lammers, the company has grown significantly and has expanded its footprint to include loan production offices throughout the Midwest and Southern California.Prior to his position at Ridgestone Bank, Mr. Lammers served as the COO and EVP of a $5.3 billion Midwest regional banking institution in Northern Illinois.� Here he was responsible for the management of multiple functions, including Commercial Banking, Small Business, Cash Management, Private Banking, Special Assets and Credit Administration.Mr. Lammers also served as the President of the Green Bay and Northeastern Wisconsin Region of U.S. Bank (formerly known as Firstar Bank), and the Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer of the Sheboygan, Wisconsin office of U.S. Bank.� While working at U.S. Bank, he was named Financial Services Advocate of the year for the State of Wisconsin.Mr. Lammers has made significant strides in assisting others within his industry, and currently serves on the board of directors of NAGGL (National Association of Government Guarantied Lenders).� He has also served on the board of several economic development groups including the Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation and The Rockford Local Development Corporation.
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