Settlers bank Welcomes Daniel Nichols, SVP, Commercial Lending

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Madison native, Dan Nichols, has joined the Settlers bank team. Dan is an experienced commercial banker who will be responsible for growing and maintaining the commercial loan portfolio, and promoting the Bank's commercial lending services and products throughout the greater Wisconsin market.

Dan will be returning to the Madison market, following a four year stop in Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as Managing Director of Commercial Real Estate with BMO Harris Bank for Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Phoenix and Orlando. Dan's wealth of experience and connections in the greater Madison and Wisconsin markets are a further indication of Settlers commitment to growing and serving its business clients.

Nichols said, "Settlers has proven to be a knowledgeable and timely partner to their client base, which is what really drew me to joining their team. I look forward to returning to the Madison area, renewing connections and becoming an active member of the community."

Nichols holds both a B.B.A. and M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Edward Kinney, SVP, Commercial Lending

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Ed Kinney has more than 25 years of experience as a commercial lender and is well-versed with all facets of commercial & industrial and asset-based lending. His real estate lending experience encompasses construction, land and condominium development, single and multi-family residential, office, retail, warehouse and industrial.

Ed is active in his community, currently as a member of the Madison Development Corporation Venture/ Debt Fund Loan Committee; serving the City of Fitchburg as its Vice Chair of Plan Commission, Chair of Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee, and Representative to Capitol Area Sustainable Communities; acting as the Enrollment Coordinator for the Fireflies 4-H Club; and serving as the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity Wisconsin Chapter Vice President & Treasurer of House Corporation, and Alumni Association Treasurer.

Ed graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business, and is a graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison.

Thomas Lyons, AVP, Business Banking

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Tom Lyons has over 7 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has been Settlers bank AVP, Business Banking for more than five years. Tom focuses on providing excellent customer service and expert advice to his clients and prospects.

He was featured among In Business Magazine’s 2013 Class of 40 Under 40, and is a former Eagle Scout. Tom is a Paul Harris Fellow member of the DeForest Area Rotary Club, having served as its past President.

Tom is active in his community serving as a Director of 6:8, where he is Board Treasurer. He is a volunteer at The Road Home, and is the Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 248.

Tom holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brooke Tiedt, AAP, Treasury Management Officer

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Brooke Tiedt joined Settlers bank in 2012 bringing 10 years of treasury management and nearly 18 years of financial industry experience. Brooke provides businesses with a full range of treasury management solutions helping them to optimize working capital and improve operational efficiency. She has completed her ACH Professional (AAP) accreditation from the National Automated Clearing House Association.

Brooke is active in our community, co-leading an area Girl Scout troop.