James Kilsdonk is new VP/Commercial Loan Officer for Appleton

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AbbyBank welcomes James Kilsdonk, VP/Commercial Loan Officer, to their Appleton, Wisconsin location. James is a 15-year veteran of the banking industry, five of which are in commercial lending. Prior to AbbyBank, James was the market president at Old National Bank. He comes to AbbyBank with a degree in marketing from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. He also was the 2019 Future 15 Young Professional award recipient; a 2019 Leadership Fox Cities graduate and received the 2021 NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award.
James is extremely philanthropic as he is currently a board member for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin’s. He is the treasurer for the Fox Cares Foundation and a board member for the Fox Cities Pulse Young Professionals. He also volunteers for the American Cancer Society, United Way Fox Cities, and the St. Joseph Food Program.
“I enjoy helping people and companies create solutions for their needs. Seeing their success, growth and fulfilling their dreams, brings joy to my heart. When a business is successful, that means jobs, food on family tables, and a stimulated local economy, which is very rewarding for me,” states James.
When James isn’t working, you will find him golfing, playing sports, and being a dad. He’s also an avid motorcycle, auto and racing enthusiast.
“James is a steady presence in the Fox Cities area. He will remain committed to his community and represent AbbyBank well,” stated Adam Rekau, Senior Vice President/Senior Loan Officer. “He will be a valued member of our team and we look forward to his success here.”