Jim comes to First Business Bank with over 34 years of commercial lending experience. Graduating with a BA in Finance from UW-Whitewater and an MBA from Northern Illinois University, he also completed the American Banker’s Association Graduate School of Commercial Lending. Jim was an instructor of finance at Northern Illinois University and conducted numerous continuing education courses with the American Institute of Banking. A Wisconsin native, Jim is a board member and Treasurer of Madison Ice, Inc. He is also a board member of the Combat Blindness Foundation and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. He is past president of the UW-Whitewater Foundation, a former board member and Treasurer of the Foundation for Madison Public Schools, and past president of the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne - Middleton. Jim participates on a number of local civic groups and is actively involved in youth hockey.