News Release: Blackhawk Bank Announces Internal Promotions for 2021

March 9, 2021 (Beloit, WI) – This month, Blackhawk Bank announced several promotions from within, continuing their commitment to grow talent within their organization.  In February, the Bank promoted 5 current employees.

Mathew Reynolds was promoted to Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking & Investment Group

Mat Reynolds joined Blackhawk Bank in 2009 as Vice President Retail Sales Manager. Today, Mat establishes, directs, and monitors the Bank’s retail functions and oversees the Blackhawk Investment Group. Dave Adkins, President and CEO of Blackhawk Bank, stated “Mat has played a pivotal role in developing and continuing Blackhawk’s commitment to customer success. He demonstrates industry knowledge and insight, and is truly vested in Blackhawk Bank. We are very fortunate to have him, and no one is more deserving of this opportunity.”

Brian Mertens was promoted to Vice President of Technology

Brian Mertens joined Blackhawk Bank in 2015 as a Network Technician Support Specialist. Today, he oversees the technology needs of the Bank and helps rollout new department initiatives. Todd James, Chairman & CEO of Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., stated, “Brian is an extremely diligent worker, and constantly strives to improve the Bank’s IT operations.” He continues, “over the last five years, Brian has proven to be an incredible asset to his department and the Bank as a whole, this promotion is well deserved.”

Jaclyn Martin was promoted to Vice President of Business Banking

Jacki has been with Blackhawk Bank since 2014, starting off as an Assistant Vice President Relationship Manager Associate and has moved through the ranks. As the Vice President of Business Banking, Jacki works with customers to manage portfolios and assist business clients with their needs. “Since joining Blackhawk, Jacki has shown that she is dedicated to the Bank, as well as client success,” says Dave Adkins, President and CEO of Blackhawk Bank. “Jacki has consistently identified client needs and delivered guidance. She is truly a significant member of the Blackhawk team and has earned this promotion.”  

Joe Shere was promoted to Vice President of Business Banking

Joe Shere has been on the Blackhawk team since 2018. Originally coming on as Assistant Vice President of Business Banking, Joe has cultivated relationships with clients and has helped find unique solutions. Dave Adkins stated “Joe has become a great resource for our Janesville team. He has shown time and time again that he is committed to the Business Banking team and is vested in the future of our clients. We are fortunate to have him on our team.”

Gail Beyer was promoted to AVP Relationship Manager Associate

Gail Beyer has been with Blackhawk Bank for over 15 years, with her most recent role supporting the commercial team in the McHenry market. “Since joining Blackhawk, Gail has proven to be a dedicated team member,” say Adkins. “She is hardworking and always willing to take on additional responsibilities. We are fortunate to have someone in the McHenry Market who is so loyal to both her team and our clients.”