Greg Larson will serve as Ixonia Bank’s next chief executive officer. Larson succeeds Chairman and CEO Daniel Westrope, who notified the board in 2021 of his intention to retire after more than 10 years with the Bank. Larson will be joining a talented senior leadership team that includes Mark Wierman, who will remain in his role as president and chief lending officer.
“Our board and executive management team think highly of Greg Larson and welcome him to the Ixonia Bank team. He is an experienced leader with proven success in the financial services sector,” David Lubar, chairman of Ixonia Bancshares, said. “In addition to his success, Greg’s ties to the local business community, make him an exceptional choice to be our next CEO. We look forward to the vision, leadership, and perspective he will bring to the role.”
“Dan and his team have done phenomenal work in elevating Ixonia Bank’s reputation,” Larson said. “It is a privilege to be affiliated with the Lubar Family and a stable, highly regarded financial institution. Personalized, exceptional service through community banking has never been more compelling. I look forward to working with Mark and the rest of the team to take Ixonia Bank to the next level.”
Larson was most recently CEO of AILCO Equipment Finance Group which provides financing solutions and support to small businesses and mid-market regional companies. Before AILCO, Larson had more than 40 years of progressive banking experience with Wisconsin-based financial institutions including Associated Bank and Bank Mutual. He has extensive knowledge in leadership, middle market lending, business banking, treasury management, international banking, and M&A financing activities.
Larson is currently a board member of Steinhafels. He has also served on several not-for-profit community organizations, including the American Cancer Association (Milwaukee), American Heart Association (Milwaukee), Boy Scouts of Greater Milwaukee, Foster Care Review Board of Milwaukee County, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, La Causa and others.
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