Associated Bank announces corporate promotions: Brian Klaus, Robb Timme

Brian Klaus has been promoted to the role of executive vice president, corporate treasurer with Associated Bank. He is responsible for management of the bank’s interest rate risk exposure, liquidity, funding and investment portfolio and capital activities.

With nearly 25 years of finance experience, Klaus joined Associated Bank in 2005 as a senior business analyst. In 2010, he joined Associated’s first corporate strategy team and in 2013 rotated into the director of investor relations role. Shortly after, he transitioned into corporate treasury as director of finance and took on responsibility for managing the interest rate risk team. He most recently became responsible for capital management.

Klaus holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a CPA.

Robb Timme has been promoted to senior vice president, director of investor relations and capital management. He is responsible for leading all investor relations activities at the bank and conducts outreach projects aimed at establishing and managing relationships with current and prospective investors and analysts. He is also responsible for the development and delivery of investor communication materials.

With 13 years of finance industry experience, Timme has been a member of the Associated Bank team since February 2018 when he joined as part of the bank’s acquisition of Bank Mutual. Timme held the position of treasurer at Bank Mutual since 2010 where he was responsible for managing liquidity and cash positions, asset and liability modeling, selecting investment portfolio securities and executing Bank Mutual Corporation’s stock repurchase program. Before that, he was an equity research analyst at Robert W. Baird and also served 12 years in the U.S. Navy as a pilot.

Timme holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics and a Master of Business Administration degree in applied corporate finance from the University of Wisconsin.