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   Baith Retires From Great North Bank After More Than 40 Years
FLORENCE, Wis. — Celeste Baith, who worked on the bookkeeping/data processing staff at Great North Bank, retired Tuesday after 42 1/2 years.
“Bank management, employees and our customers will all miss Celeste and all she offers to our operation,” said Tom Wittkopf, president and CEO of the bank. “We are grateful for her work ethic, her loyalty, the special relationships she has developed with customers and for her willingness to take on just about any task asked of her throughout the years.”
Baith began working as a teller at The State Bank of Florence — now Great North Bank — on Sept. 26, 1977, after graduating from Florence
High School and a couple years of employment in Green Bay and Iron Mountain.
She witnessed major changes and challenges in the financial services industry in her four decades at the bank. Baith has seen a great transition from paper transactions and deliv- ery of services, to electronic
and digital processing and delivery of items. She has been part of three major computer conversions of the bank’s core processing systems, which placed a great reliance on the data processing department and Baith’s ability to learn and accept new ways to get things done.
Over-the-counter banking evolved to more convenient online banking and bill pay and other services that offer customers 24/7 access to their accounts.
Baith was an important part of the operation that provided a connection between the customers, the employees and the banking system.
Baith loves her gardens but said she cut them back by about half the last few years. They will keep her busy in retirement. She also loves to travel
and hopes to do more in her retire- ment years.
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Verso CEO St. John Adds
President Title
MIAMISBURG, OHIO - Verso Corp. announced its board of direc- tors has elected CEO Adam St. John to serve also as the company’s presi- dent, effective immediately, replacing Michael A. Weinhold, who resigned.
Weinhold has been president since November, reporting to St. John.
In another move, the baord has elect- ed Aaron D. Haas as senior vice pres- ident, sales and marketing. In this position, Haas joins the company’s senior leadership team, with responsi- bility for leading the company’s strategic and tactical sales and market- ing initiatives.
“On behalf of our senior leadership team, I am extremely pleased to have Aaron lead our sales and marketing organization, “ St. John said. “Aaron has a proven execeptional ability to lead various teams within Verso and has extensive paper industry knowl- edge and sales and marketing experi- ence.
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