Our Story

forward financial bank, our story

Ever changing, ever growing – our evolution moves FORWARD!

 
Originally incorporated in Marshfield, WI in 1919, we’ve adapted and grown throughout the years to respond to the changing needs of our clients and communities.
 
We have spent the last 10 years moving into rural communities that larger banks were leaving and some smaller banks couldn’t sustain. Our mission of Moving Our Communities Forward resonates with the families, businesses, farms and non-profits in Central Wisconsin; and we continually look for new communities to become a part of.
 
Our digital footprint is growing quickly – both in the number of services we offer and the number of online connections we make. In our fast-paced world, we are ready to connect with you and advise on the best convenience service to fit your lifestyle.

 

 

We will continue to remain consumer-oriented by offering home loans, improvement loans, consumer loans, and a complete variety of commercial and agricultural loans; in addition to checking accounts and a full range of savings programs.

 

 

President’s Message


President Bill Sennholz_Forward Financial Bank

Our team is amazing!

 

The power that moves us all FORWARD continues to amaze me! Our team is the very best in the business, and I’m not just talking about the banking business.

I recently had the privilege of accepting the 2018 Bubbler Award from representatives of the WEDC and NEWaukee organizations. FORWARD is one of the ten Best Places to Work for Young Professionals in Wisconsin!

To say that I’m proud of all that our team has done to achieve this recognition is an understatement. They work extremely hard to help each other, our communities, and you – our customers. Their energy and commitment sets a tone throughout the organization that makes this an exciting place to be.

Stop in to one of our locations to see our award-winning team. Let their energy move you FORWARD!

 

 

William W. Sennholz
CEO & President

 

 

Our Leadership


 

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of eight members, all living in our bank location communities. They represent all areas of our marketplace and many of the important industries we serve.

Senior Management Team:

William W. Sennholz

CEO & President
Rob Mort

Rob L. Mort

Treasurer/CFO
Dave Clark

Dave Clark

Executive Vice President

Corporate Officers:

Chad Hoerman

Chad Hoerman

Commercial Lender

Vice President

David Krause

David Krause

Senior Commercial Lender

Vice President

Gary Schraufnagel

Gary Schraufnagel

Ag Lender

Vice President

Gene Knoll

Gene Knoll

Lending Specialist

Vice President

Jennifer Sobotta

Jennifer Sobotta

Marketing Director

Vice President

Jesse Nelson

Jesse Nelson

Internal Auditor

Vice President

Jessica Frahm

Jessica Frahm

Commercial Lender

Vice President

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John White Jr.

IT Director

Vice President

Lori Schutz

Lori Schutz

Project Manager

Vice President

Mike Henke

Mike Henke

Ag Lender

Vice President

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Ron Wilczek

Senior Commercial Lender

Vice President

Bill Neville

Bill Neville

Commercial Lender

Asst. Vice President

Carissa Miller

Carissa Miller

Credit Administration Officer

Asst. Vice President

Chrissy Walczak

Controller

Asst. Vice President

Chris_Mueller

Christopher Mueller

Compliance Officer

Asst. Vice President

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Gwen Schnitzler

Human Resources Director

Asst. Vice President

Holly Zopfi

Holly Zopfi

Loan Operations Officer

Asst. Vice President

Jill Scheppler

Jill Scheppler

Mortgage Lending Manager

Asst. Vice President

John Kaprelian

Retail Manager

Asst. Vice President

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Megan Genteman

Deposit Operations Manager

Asst. Vice President

Sandy Klatt

Sandy Klatt

Corporate Secretary
Forward Bank is guided by a diverse and experienced group of professionals that touch all aspects of our business. They follow our mission, educate our team on the corporate values, and set the tone for growth and excellence.  

 

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