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Phil Pesanka
VP / Commercial Loan Officer

Phil Pesanka

Part-time fry master, full-time Commercial Loan Officer
NMLS #510763
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Introducing Phil Pesanka: Your Commercial Lending Expert

Phil, a veteran in the banking industry with over two decades of experience, joined AbbyBank in December of 2002. He stands as a pillar of expertise in all area of commercial lending, making him a valuable asset to both AbbyBank and our customers. 

What sets me apart?

Whether I'm navigating the intricacies of commercial real estate lending by helping home builders meet the demands of the housing market or exploring other avenues of small business loans, my skills have developed over the years to encompass a diverse range of commercial lending experience. In my job, I value strong communication and hard work to meet the financial goals for our customers and thrive on fostering meaningful partnerships. I’m passionate about empowering businesses to reach their full potential. For me, the most rewarding aspect of my job is the opportunity to work closely with my customers, guiding them towards their goals and witnessing their accomplishments firsthand. 

Words to live by:

"Finish what you start." - Darth Vader
Meet my counterpart in deposits, Tracy Engman. Discover her story. 

More About Phil

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  • Bachelor's Degree from UW-Stevens Point
  • Graduate School of Banking degree from UW-Madison
  • Army-Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) in Chaffee, Arkansas

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  • Optimist of the Year in 2020
  • Army Achievement Medal in 1998

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  • Born and raised in Stevens Point, WI but moved to the Wausau area in 1998 after a promotion. 
  • Have called Rothschild, WI home for over 20 years.

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Community Involvement

  • Member of the Everest Area Optimists Club for 13 years
  • Volunteer for Junior Achievement for over 15 years
  • Member of the Wausau Area Builders Association

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Outside the Office

  • I turn cheese curds into fresh, deep-fried golden delights in the Everest Optimist cheese curd trailer.
  • I'm a part-time carpenter, remodeling our house and cabin one room at a time.
  • For the amount of golfing I do in the summer, you'd think I could be good. 

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Passionate About

  • Being an active member in the Everest Area Optimists Club
  • Fundraising for the Everest Optimists to help financially impact some of our area youth with scholarships and other donations

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