ICBA Announces Mark Mohr as Community Banker of the Year

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The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that Mark Mohr, president and CEO of First Bank Financial Centre in Oconomowoc, Wis., is the association’s national Community Banker of the Year. This annual award recognizes the exceptional work and commitment of individual community bank employees and the dedication they have to their local communities.

We are pleased to honor and recognize Mark Mohr as ICBA’s Community Banker of the Year. As a positive leader, compassionate citizen and strong volunteer, Mark makes a real difference in the lives of local citizens in his community.

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that Mark Mohr, president and CEO of First Bank Financial Centre in Oconomowoc, Wis., is the association’s national Community Banker of the Year. This annual award recognizes the exceptional work and commitment of individual community bank employees and the dedication they have to their local communities.

“We are pleased to honor and recognize Mark Mohr as ICBA’s Community Banker of the Year. As a positive leader, compassionate citizen and strong volunteer, Mark makes a real difference in the lives of local citizens in his community,” said ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine. “Mark’s dedication to Oconomowoc and his First Bank Financial Centre colleagues are to be commended.”

Mohr, who has more than 30 years of financial industry experience, has been president and CEO at First Bank Financial Centre since 2007. He has earned the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Leadership Award and participates in several local charities and nonprofits. He is a member of the ProHealth Care board of directors and also serves as vice chair of the Rogers Behavioral Health System board of directors. Mohr’s commitment to volunteerism has rubbed off, with the community bank’s employees volunteering more than 10,000 hours to more than 400 organizations.

Under Mohr’s leadership, First Bank Financial Centre’s assets have grown, total loans have doubled and the bank has realized record earnings the past three years. First Bank Financial Centre, which was created in 1859 as the community’s first bank, has been recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace and is Wisconsin’s number-one Small Business Administration lender and a top 100 provider in the nation for SBA loan volume.

In addition to Mohr being name ICBA Community Banker of the Year, three regional winners from the East, Midwest and West were also named. The winners will be featured in the December issue of ICBA Independent Banker®, the association’s award-winning monthly publication and the number-one source of community banking news for ICBA members. Mohr and the regional winners will also be recognized at the 2016 ICBA Community Banking LIVE® national convention in New Orleans.

Regional award winners are:

  •     East: Leonard Moreland, president and CEO, Heritage Bank, Jonesboro, Ga.
  •     Central: Sean Kouplen, chairman and CEO, Regent Bank, Tulsa, Okla.
  •     West: Bruce T. Jensen, president and CEO, Town & Country Bank, St. George, Utah

Each September, ICBA seeks nominations from community bankers, customers and community leaders to identify passionate, innovative and savvy community bankers for this prestigious award. This is the second year the association has held the contest, which was sponsored by D+H.

For additional information about community banks, visit http://www.icba.org.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit http://www.icba.org.

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