News Release: Joe Shere Joins Blackhawk Bank as AVP Business Banking

Joe Shere Assistant Vice President Business Banking at the Janesville Wisconsin location.

December 5, 2018 (Janesville, WI) – Joe Shere joined Blackhawk Bank as Assistant Vice President, Business Banking at the Janesville Banking Center located at 2525 Milton Ave., Janesville.

Shere has been in the banking industry for more than 15 years, with experience in retail bank management, consumer lending and commercial lending.  His experience has allowed him to become well-versed in growing and managing portfolios. 

As a University of Wisconsin alumni, he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. In 2018, he was inducted into the UW - Whitewater Hall of Fame for baseball. 

Shere stays active outside of work by volunteering with the Janesville Noon Rotary.  He is also an avid outdoorsman, where he spends time with his wife, three year old son and five year old twin son and daughter. 

“Joe is a welcome addition to our team in Janesville,” commented Phil Whitehead, Senior Vice President Business Banking at Blackhawk Bank. “His knowledge of the area and the local economy is an asset to our clients and the bank.”

About Blackhawk Bank

Established in 1881, Blackhawk Bank has served individuals, families and business owners for 137 years. The Bank operates eight full service banking centers in Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin and in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park and Roscoe, Illinois. The Bank also operates a Business Banking Center in Elgin, Illinois and a Mortgage Processing Center in Roscoe, Illinois. Complete information about Blackhawk Bank can be found at