Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Event Timeline:

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration & Welcome

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtual Panel Discussion
(To include Q & A)

Registration & Cancellation Policies:
Register and/or send cancellations by no later than noon on Monday, 10/13/20 to:


CPE Credit:
This event is eligible for 1 CPE credit. Virtual participants must attend from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and answer polling questions to receive credit.


Michelle Weiss
Financial Executives International

Session Topic
Work Options Resulting from the COVID Pandemic Panel Discussion

Summary & Learning Objectives
The purpose of this virtual session is to conduct a discussion among Associated Bank’s real estate, human resources and technology leaders. They will address the variety of ways individuals are working as a result of the COVID pandemic (office, remote & hybrid). Participants will be able to submit questions in advance or join in the conversation during the Q&A portion, which will be held during the last 10 minutes of the panel discussion. Learning objectives are as follows:

  • Help others understand the impact COVID has had on talent within an organization.

  • To better understand how technology evolved to keep up with “the new and constantly evolving” normal.

  • How COVID is impacting office use and whether flexible work is here to stay.

Bradley Buchanan

Senior Vice President & Director of  Strategy & Corporate Development
Associated Bank


Brad Buchanan joined Associated in 2008 and is currently Senior Vice President, Director of Strategy & Corporate Development.  In 2013, his current role was created to manage these efforts in addition to managing the Procurement and Contract Management functions.  He oversees all aspects of the M&A process: target evaluation, financial modeling, operational due diligence, project management, integration, and restructuring.  Additionally, Brad is responsible for partnering with all business and support units to articulate the Bank’s annual strategies and initiatives.

Buchanan brings more than 25 years of financial services industry experience to Associated.  Prior to joining Associated, Brad was a Senior Finance Manager at Washington Mutual in the Home Loans division.  Before that, he was a Management Consultant for Arthur Andersen serving clients in the financial services industry in both the U.S. and Canada.  Additionally, Brad held positions in the transportation financial services industry at Associates Commercial Corporation and began his career at GE Capital’s Commercial Trailer Leasing subsidiary. 

Brad holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Iowa and resides in the Chicago area. 


Angie DeWitt
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Associated Bank

Angie joined Associated Bank in 2008 and is currently the executive vice president and chief human resources officer. She is responsible for all human resources functions, including succession planning, talent management, change management, recruitment, culture development, organizational and performance management, training and development, and total rewards. She also serves on the executive committee for Associated Banc-Corp. Angie brings more than 26 years of experience to Associated Bank, including multiple leadership roles in finance and human resources services. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in accounting and Master of Business Administration in accounting and business administration from Lakeland College.

She holds Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Public Accountant certifications, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Golden House, a domestic violence non-profit organization and the Board of Directors of the Brown County United Way. Angie has a strong passion for servant leadership and being a positive role model for women leaders in our community.


David Knight
Senior Vice President
Director of Facilities Real Estate
Associated Bank

With nearly 10 years at Associated Bank, David handles all corporate real estate transactions and oversees the facility management & construction project management departments within Associated Bank’s primary footprint of Minnesota, Illinois & Wisconsin. He has executed over 1,000 real estate transactions including disposition of excess real estate, tenant leases, new leases, structuring lease terminations and identifying new retail opportunities. The footprint has been reduced from over 300 branches to approximately 225 today. Recently, Associated Bank completed several acquisitions including 2 regional banks in the Assets of Huntington Bank. The real estate department worked on the consolidation analysis and oversaw the facilities branch activity. Associated Bank has approximately 4,300 employees in about 10 corporate buildings in the 3-state footprint. They also own a 387,000 SF multi-tenant building in Milwaukee that’s in the process of being completely renovated for ASB’s occupancy Q2, 2022.  

David has been on school boards in Wauwatosa (private school) as well as a Milwaukee Charter School.  He also served on the Wauwatosa Architectural Review Board for 2 years. David volunteered for many different charitable organizations including the United Way, UPAF, Salvation Army, Feeding America, St. Ben’s & Junior Achievement.



Executive Vice President | Chief Information Officer | Associated Bank

Michael joined Associated Bank in 2015 and is currently the executive vice president and chief information officer. He is responsible for the overall direction, leadership and results of the corporation's information technology systems and strategies. He also serves on the executive leadership team for Associated Banc-Corp.

Meinolf brings more than 20 years of experience to Associated Bank, including multiple information technology leadership roles in financial and risk management services. Meinolf earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. He serves on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, the technology united council for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, and is the corporate walk chair for Light the Night with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He is also the executive sponsor for Associated Bank’s Young Professionals Colleague Resource Group.

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October 14, 2021 Virtual Panel Discussion: Instructional Method: Virtual Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None; Field of Study: Personnel & Human Resources; Recommended CPE Credits: Professional Development Speaker = 1 Credit.
For FEI CPE credits, one credit hour equals 50 minutes according to NASBA guidelines. Some state boards may differ on how many minutes constitute a credit hour. Contact your state board for more information. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Michelle Weiss, Chapter Administrator: michelle@mwcommunications.org.