Lemke Named Next Leader of First State Bank
New London, WI – First State Bank chief executive officer, Bob Van Asten, announced Matthew R. Lemke has been named president of First State Bank. Lemke succeeds Van Asten who is retiring on March 31 of this year.
“Matt’s extensive experience in bank operations and visionary leadership style will help shape First State Bank’s culture and continued commitment to providing fantastic experiences for our customers and communities,” commented Van Asten.
Lemke began his banking career in 2004 as a personal banker at JP Morgan Chase in Appleton. He advanced his banking knowledge and leadership skills in his roles as senior branch manager at Associated Bank in Appleton from 2005 to 2010, and as director of retail/market manager for Baylake Bank’s Green Bay and Central Wisconsin branches from 2010 to 2016. Lemke joined Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc in 2016 where he served as senior vice president of banking services before his promotion to executive vice president – chief retail and deposit officer in 2021. Most recently, Lemke has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Bristol Morgan Bank in Oakfield.
“First State Bank has a long history of serving its customers, communities, and employees. I am excited to join an outstanding team and look forward to carrying on that dedication to delivering a meaningful community banking experience.” said Lemke.
Lemke joins First State Bank’s staff on January 9 and will be elected to First State Bank’s board of directors on January 23. Van Asten will continue in his role as CEO until his retirement, after which Lemke will become president and CEO.