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JULY 2018
UPPER PENINSULA BUSINESS TODAY
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Troyer Joins River Valley Insurance
WAUSAU, Wis. (June 7, 2018) – River Valley is pleased to make the fol- lowing employee announcement.
Bryan Troyer recently joined River Valley Insurance as the president of the agency. He is responsible for over- seeing the growth of the agency, enhancing the customer experience, and providing customers with valu- able insight to assess and manage their insurance coverages. Troyer brings over 30 years of insurance experience including sales, underwriting, product development, account services and executive management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business adminis- tration from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and is licensed producer of life, health, prop- erty and casualty insurance in several states. Troyer also has significant vol- unteer experience with local organiza- tions such as United Way, Wausau Childcare and the Wausau Woodchucks. Although his office will be located in Wausau, he will work closely with the insurance associates located in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to service customers across the United States.
River Valley Bank is a financial insti- tution headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin. With 15 branches in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, River Valley’s continued emphasis on I.C.E. (incredible cus- tomer experience) has helped the bank grow to over $1.3 billion in assets. With a solid foundation in per- sonal and business banking, River Valley also offers consumer lending, mortgage and insurance.
Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. River Valley Insurance Agency, Inc. is a wholly owned sub- sidiary of River Valley Bank. Products offered by River Valley Insurance are not a deposit, not FDIC insured and not guaranteed by River Valley Bank.
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Baer Promoted To
President of Lasco
Marquette, MI - Lasco is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Baer from Interim President to President effective June 1, 2018.
“I’m extremely excited to start the next stage of my long-standing career here at Lasco,” said Mr. Baer. “Lasco has always been a very strong compa- ny with a great staff and I couldn’t be happier to have been chosen to lead our great team to continued success well into the future”.
Prior to being the Interim President, Mr. Baer held various positions at Lasco during his 22 year career with the company. Mr. Baer started his career at Lasco while still in high school as a part time Computer Operator in 1996. Post high school graduation he continued to work in computer operations while attending Northern Michigan University when he moved to a full-time position that combined his computer operations duties with various I.T. positions. In 2003 he was selected to be Lasco’s Check 21 Image Processing Manager. During this time, he managed Lasco’s Check processing center and was responsible for installing, configuring, training, and deploying Lasco’s new remote branch capture solution to 12 different financial clients over a two year span, while helping in various other bank conversion projects. In 2009, Mr. Baer was promoted to Vice President of Bank Services where he started to manage client relations, provided support in new product sales and implementations, assisted with contract renewals with both vendors and clients, and jointly managed all the bank services support staff. Mr. Baer was promoted to Senior Vice President of Client Management in 2014 which led to additional oppor- tunities for him to work more closely with Lasco’s client senior and execu- tive management teams and, deepen his involvement in contract renewals, budgeting, marketing and assisting with compliance. In October of 2017 Mr. Baer was appointed Interim President of Lasco. During the last
several months, he has taken on the duties associated with the President position including managerial respon- sibilities of both the bank service team and I.T. team, continuing to focus on building tighter client relationships, provide additional oversight for finan- cial and human resources, and work- ing closely with Lasco’s Board of Directors.
“Robert has been doing exceptional work transitioning into the President position over the last several months. The Board of Directors has full faith and confidence in his continued efforts into the future.” States Lasco’s Chairman of the Board, Rick Nebel.
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Rapavi - Client Associate
joshua.rapavi@raymondjames.com Josh assists our clients both over the phone and in person by answering their questions and completing their requests professionally and courteous- ly. Josh also works closely with the financial advisors to provide remark-
able service to all clients.
Josh has returned as an employee in
our office after having interned with the group throughout his college career. Josh is a Marquette native and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before returning to the Mark Aho Financial Group, Josh worked for two years in Charlotte, North Carolina at Bank of America as an internal audit analyst.
Josh is thrilled to be back in the Upper Peninsula and lives in Ishpeming with his wife and son. His hobbies include golf, hiking, and trav- eling.
Mark Aho Financial Group 205 N. Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette, MI 49855 // (906) 226-0880
Mark Aho Financial Group is not a registered broker/dealer and is inde- pendent of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA / SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc.
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