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Officers & Directors

Board of Directors for Bank First National Corporation

Michael G. Ansay
Michael G. Ansay
Chairman of the Board
Michael G. Ansay As sitting Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, Mr. Ansay is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ansay & Associate and is responsible for developing long-term strategic plans and implementing the mission, vision, and values of the agency to deliver high quality, customer-focused solutions. Mr. Ansay is a managing member of Ansay Real Estate, Ansay Development Corporation, and Ansay International. Mr. Ansay became a director of the Corporation and Bank in February 2010, was appointed Vice Chairman in February 2012, and assumed the role of Chairman in January 2013. Mr. Ansay is a visionary leader and adds strategic depth to the Board of Directors. He has extensive experience managing growth and successfully adapting to change.
Donald R. Brisch
Donald R. Brisch
Donald R. Brisch Mr. Brisch, retired, formerly served as the President and Vice President of Operations for Rockwell Lime Co. in Manitowoc, a leading producer of dolomitic lime, chemical grade limestone, and crushed limestone aggregate products for the manufacturing, energy, and construction industries. Active in his community, Donald currently serves on the Board of Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc. Mr. Brisch became a director of the Corporation and Bank in 2006. Mr. Brisch, as former President and Vice President of Operations for Rockwell Lime Co., adds strategic and operational depth to the Board of Directors.
Michael P. Dempsey
Michael P. Dempsey
Michael P. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey joined Bank First in June 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently President of the Bank. Mr. Dempsey currently serves on the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Finance Committee, Oshkosh Chamber Economic Development Advisory Board, President of Waterfest, Inc., and is an active EAA AirVenture Volunteer and member among many other Fox Valley community organizations. Mr. Dempsey became a director of the Corporation and Bank in 2014. He also serves on the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

In 2010, Mr. Dempsey joined the Bank as Executive President and Chief Operating Officer. He was later named President of the Bank in 2015. In this role, he is responsible for driving the Bank to establish, achieve and surpass sales, profitability, and business goals. He also provides leadership and guidance to ensure the mission and core values of the organization are upheld.
Robert D. Gregorski
Robert D. Gregorski
Robert D. Gregorski Mr. Gregorski is the founder and principal of Gregorski Development, LLC, a commercial real estate development company based in Menasha, WI. Mr. Gregorski became a director of the Corporation in April 2011 and Bank in October 2010. Mr. Gregorski brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience and expertise in real estate development. The knowledge garnered throughout his tenure with Gregorski Development positions him to be a valuable asset in a variety of contexts and committee roles, including analyzing the Bank’s commercial real estate loan portfolio.
Michael B. Molepske
Michael B. Molepske
Michael B. Molepske Mr. Molepske was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Bank in May 2010 and December 2008, respectively. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Mr. Molepske has been with Bank First since 2005 in the capacities of Chief Executive Officer, President, Senior Loan Officer, Regional President, and Executive Officer. Mr. Molepske currently serves on the Board of Directors for RCS Foundation, Rahr-West Museum Foundation, and American Barefoot Club, a division of USA Water Ski. He is a director and treasurer of the Bank’s data processing subsidiary, UFS, LLC. He is also a director and President of TVG Holdings, Inc., the Bank’s entity that holds its investment in Ansay & Associates, LLC. Mr. Molepske also serves as President of Veritas Asset Holdings, LLC, the Corporation’s troubled asset liquidation subsidiary. He is also a member of the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

Mr. Molepske is a proven leader with the vision and ability to successfully execute the Bank’s strategic initiatives. His attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the financial sector enables him to anticipate change and quickly adapt in a highly dynamic industry. Mr. Molepske’s primary objective is to ensure the Bank’s affairs are carried out competently, ethically, in accordance with the law, and in the best interest of employees, customers, and shareholders. Under his leadership, Bank First has experienced exceptional growth, strong asset quality, and profitability.
Katherine M. Reynolds
Katherine M. Reynolds
Katherine M. Reynolds Ms. Reynolds is a partner in the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. Her practice concentrates primarily on wealth planning and local government law, serving clients throughout northeast Wisconsin. Ms. Reynolds’ community activities include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, member and Chair of the Manitowoc County Ethics Committee, and member and Secretary of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Finance Council. She is a former member of the City of Manitowoc Police and Fire Commission, and a former director and Secretary of Shady Lane, Inc. Ms. Reynolds has been a director of the Corporation and Bank since 1992. Ms. Reynolds brings to the Board significant legal experience and expertise, having spent her entire professional career in private practice in Manitowoc County. Her legal background and experience and attention to detail add great value to the Board of Directors, most notably in her role as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.
David R. Sachse
David R. Sachse
David R. Sachse Mr. Sachse is President and Owner of Landmark Consultants, Inc., a consulting, research, and entrepreneurship business formed in 1993. Mr. Sachse currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation and is an active member of the Sheboygan County Economics Club. He became a director of the Corporation and Bank in June 2010. With his extensive background in financial planning and analysis, internal audit and compliance, and acquisition structuring, Mr. Sachse offers a diverse range of business skills.

Mr. Sachse currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Landmark Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary HTT, Inc., a company that designs and manufactures dies and metal stampings. David also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ansay & Associates, an independent insurance agency in Wisconsin. Additionally, Mr. Sachse serves as minority owner and/or advisor to five successful ventures in eastern Wisconsin, including Nutrients, Milwaukee Forge, Heresite, DRS Central, and Terra Compactor. Mr. Sachse provides financial and operational counsel to these companies.
Peter J. Van Sistine
Peter J. Van Sistine
Peter J. Van Sistine Mr. Van Sistine was Executive Vice President at FIS, recently retiring after 27 years with the company. Mr. Van Sistine currently serves as Corporate Leader for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), United Way, and is active in the American Heart Association – Heart Ball. He became a director of the Bank in September 2017 and will seek election to the Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Van Sistine brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience and expertise in the financial technology sector as well as a strategic and visionary approach to leadership.
Robert J. Wagner
Robert J. Wagner
Robert J. Wagner Mr. Wagner, retired, formerly served as President of Weyauwega Milk Products and Chairman of the Board of Trega Foods, a leading cheese maker whose primary products include cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, and dairy ingredients. Mr. Wagner served on the board of directors of Waupaca Bancorporation from 2012 to 2017. He became a director of the Bank in September 2017 and will seek election to the Corporation’s Board of Director’s in 2018. With his extensive background in operations, supply chain management, and merger and acquisition structuring, Mr. Wagner adds significant strategic depth to the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors for Bank First

Michael G. Ansay
Michael G. Ansay
Chairman of the Board
Michael G. Ansay As sitting Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, Mr. Ansay is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ansay & Associate and is responsible for developing long-term strategic plans and implementing the mission, vision, and values of the agency to deliver high quality, customer-focused solutions. Mr. Ansay is a managing member of Ansay Real Estate, Ansay Development Corporation, and Ansay International. Mr. Ansay became a director of the Corporation and Bank in February 2010, was appointed Vice Chairman in February 2012, and assumed the role of Chairman in January 2013. Mr. Ansay is a visionary leader and adds strategic depth to the Board of Directors. He has extensive experience managing growth and successfully adapting to change.
Donald R. Brisch
Donald R. Brisch
Donald R. Brisch Mr. Brisch, retired, formerly served as the President and Vice President of Operations for Rockwell Lime Co. in Manitowoc, a leading producer of dolomitic lime, chemical grade limestone, and crushed limestone aggregate products for the manufacturing, energy, and construction industries. Active in his community, Donald currently serves on the Board of Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc. Mr. Brisch became a director of the Corporation and Bank in 2006. Mr. Brisch, as former President and Vice President of Operations for Rockwell Lime Co., adds strategic and operational depth to the Board of Directors.
Michael P. Dempsey
Michael P. Dempsey
Michael P. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey joined Bank First in June 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently President of the Bank. Mr. Dempsey currently serves on the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Finance Committee, Oshkosh Chamber Economic Development Advisory Board, President of Waterfest, Inc., and is an active EAA AirVenture Volunteer and member among many other Fox Valley community organizations. Mr. Dempsey became a director of the Corporation and Bank in 2014. He also serves on the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

In 2010, Mr. Dempsey joined the Bank as Executive President and Chief Operating Officer. He was later named President of the Bank in 2015. In this role, he is responsible for driving the Bank to establish, achieve and surpass sales, profitability, and business goals. He also provides leadership and guidance to ensure the mission and core values of the organization are upheld.
Robert D. Gregorski
Robert D. Gregorski
Robert D. Gregorski Mr. Gregorski is the founder and principal of Gregorski Development, LLC, a commercial real estate development company based in Menasha, WI. Mr. Gregorski became a director of the Corporation in April 2011 and Bank in October 2010. Mr. Gregorski brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience and expertise in real estate development. The knowledge garnered throughout his tenure with Gregorski Development positions him to be a valuable asset in a variety of contexts and committee roles, including analyzing the Bank’s commercial real estate loan portfolio.
Michael B. Molepske
Michael B. Molepske
Michael B. Molepske Mr. Molepske was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Bank in May 2010 and December 2008, respectively. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Mr. Molepske has been with Bank First since 2005 in the capacities of Chief Executive Officer, President, Senior Loan Officer, Regional President, and Executive Officer. Mr. Molepske currently serves on the Board of Directors for RCS Foundation, Rahr-West Museum Foundation, and American Barefoot Club, a division of USA Water Ski. He is a director and treasurer of the Bank’s data processing subsidiary, UFS, LLC. He is also a director and President of TVG Holdings, Inc., the Bank’s entity that holds its investment in Ansay & Associates, LLC. Mr. Molepske also serves as President of Veritas Asset Holdings, LLC, the Corporation’s troubled asset liquidation subsidiary. He is also a member of the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

Mr. Molepske is a proven leader with the vision and ability to successfully execute the Bank’s strategic initiatives. His attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the financial sector enables him to anticipate change and quickly adapt in a highly dynamic industry. Mr. Molepske’s primary objective is to ensure the Bank’s affairs are carried out competently, ethically, in accordance with the law, and in the best interest of employees, customers, and shareholders. Under his leadership, Bank First has experienced exceptional growth, strong asset quality, and profitability.
Katherine M. Reynolds
Katherine M. Reynolds
Katherine M. Reynolds Ms. Reynolds is a partner in the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. Her practice concentrates primarily on wealth planning and local government law, serving clients throughout northeast Wisconsin. Ms. Reynolds’ community activities include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, member and Chair of the Manitowoc County Ethics Committee, and member and Secretary of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Finance Council. She is a former member of the City of Manitowoc Police and Fire Commission, and a former director and Secretary of Shady Lane, Inc. Ms. Reynolds has been a director of the Corporation and Bank since 1992. Ms. Reynolds brings to the Board significant legal experience and expertise, having spent her entire professional career in private practice in Manitowoc County. Her legal background and experience and attention to detail add great value to the Board of Directors, most notably in her role as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.
David R. Sachse
David R. Sachse
David R. Sachse Mr. Sachse is President and Owner of Landmark Consultants, Inc., a consulting, research, and entrepreneurship business formed in 1993. Mr. Sachse currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation and is an active member of the Sheboygan County Economics Club. He became a director of the Corporation and Bank in June 2010. With his extensive background in financial planning and analysis, internal audit and compliance, and acquisition structuring, Mr. Sachse offers a diverse range of business skills.

Mr. Sachse currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Landmark Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary HTT, Inc., a company that designs and manufactures dies and metal stampings. David also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ansay & Associates, an independent insurance agency in Wisconsin. Additionally, Mr. Sachse serves as minority owner and/or advisor to five successful ventures in eastern Wisconsin, including Nutrients, Milwaukee Forge, Heresite, DRS Central, and Terra Compactor. Mr. Sachse provides financial and operational counsel to these companies.
Peter J. Van Sistine
Peter J. Van Sistine
Peter J. Van Sistine Mr. Van Sistine was Executive Vice President at FIS, recently retiring after 27 years with the company. Mr. Van Sistine currently serves as Corporate Leader for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), United Way, and is active in the American Heart Association – Heart Ball. He became a director of the Bank in September 2017 and will seek election to the Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Van Sistine brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience and expertise in the financial technology sector as well as a strategic and visionary approach to leadership.
Robert J. Wagner
Robert J. Wagner
Robert J. Wagner Mr. Wagner, retired, formerly served as President of Weyauwega Milk Products and Chairman of the Board of Trega Foods, a leading cheese maker whose primary products include cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, and dairy ingredients. Mr. Wagner served on the board of directors of Waupaca Bancorporation from 2012 to 2017. He became a director of the Bank in September 2017 and will seek election to the Corporation’s Board of Director’s in 2018. With his extensive background in operations, supply chain management, and merger and acquisition structuring, Mr. Wagner adds significant strategic depth to the Board of Directors.

Bank First National Corporation Officers

Michael G. Ansay
Michael G. Ansay
Chairman of the Board
Michael G. Ansay As sitting Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, Mr. Ansay is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ansay & Associate and is responsible for developing long-term strategic plans and implementing the mission, vision, and values of the agency to deliver high quality, customer-focused solutions. Mr. Ansay is a managing member of Ansay Real Estate, Ansay Development Corporation, and Ansay International. Mr. Ansay became a director of the Corporation and Bank in February 2010, was appointed Vice Chairman in February 2012, and assumed the role of Chairman in January 2013. Mr. Ansay is a visionary leader and adds strategic depth to the Board of Directors. He has extensive experience managing growth and successfully adapting to change.
Michael P. Dempsey
Michael P. Dempsey
Executive Officer
Michael P. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey joined Bank First in June 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently President of the Bank. Mr. Dempsey currently serves on the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Finance Committee, Oshkosh Chamber Economic Development Advisory Board, President of Waterfest, Inc., and is an active EAA AirVenture Volunteer and member among many other Fox Valley community organizations. Mr. Dempsey became a director of the Corporation and Bank in 2014. He also serves on the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

In 2010, Mr. Dempsey joined the Bank as Executive President and Chief Operating Officer. He was later named President of the Bank in 2015. In this role, he is responsible for driving the Bank to establish, achieve and surpass sales, profitability, and business goals. He also provides leadership and guidance to ensure the mission and core values of the organization are upheld.
Kelly M. Dvorak
Kelly M. Dvorak
Corporate Secretary
Kelly M. Dvorak Ms. Dvorak joined Bank First in March 2017 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In this role, she serves as an internal resource to oversee legal affairs, as well as corporate and regulatory matters. Ms. Dvorak brings to the Senior Management Team tremendous legal experience and expertise, having served her entire professional career in the field. Ms. Dvorak’s writings and publications include, Top Ten Legal Challenges Facing Alternative Energy Sources, Association of Corporate Counsel; Trucking Policy Disclaimers and the Policyholder’s Obligations to Preserve Coverage, Defense Research Institute Trucking Compendium; Discovery Practice and the Rules of Civil Procedure, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar; and Initial Issues in Federal Court, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar.
Kevin M. LeMahieu
Kevin M. LeMahieu
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin M. LeMahieu Mr. LeMahieu joined Bank First in August 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he oversees the Bank’s finance and reporting functions. Mr. LeMahieu brings to the Senior Management Team significant financial expertise, having served his entire professional career in the public accounting and finance fields. Under his direction, these functions have been recognized by the Bank’s external auditing firms for exceptional reporting practices and procedures.
Michael B. Molepske
Michael B. Molepske
Chief Executive Officer & President
Michael B. Molepske Mr. Molepske was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Bank in May 2010 and December 2008, respectively. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Mr. Molepske has been with Bank First since 2005 in the capacities of Chief Executive Officer, President, Senior Loan Officer, Regional President, and Executive Officer. Mr. Molepske currently serves on the Board of Directors for RCS Foundation, Rahr-West Museum Foundation, and American Barefoot Club, a division of USA Water Ski. He is a director and treasurer of the Bank’s data processing subsidiary, UFS, LLC. He is also a director and President of TVG Holdings, Inc., the Bank’s entity that holds its investment in Ansay & Associates, LLC. Mr. Molepske also serves as President of Veritas Asset Holdings, LLC, the Corporation’s troubled asset liquidation subsidiary. He is also a member of the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

Mr. Molepske is a proven leader with the vision and ability to successfully execute the Bank’s strategic initiatives. His attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the financial sector enables him to anticipate change and quickly adapt in a highly dynamic industry. Mr. Molepske’s primary objective is to ensure the Bank’s affairs are carried out competently, ethically, in accordance with the law, and in the best interest of employees, customers, and shareholders. Under his leadership, Bank First has experienced exceptional growth, strong asset quality, and profitability.

Executive Officers of Bank First

Michael P. Dempsey
Michael P. Dempsey
President
Michael P. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey joined Bank First in June 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently President of the Bank. Mr. Dempsey currently serves on the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Finance Committee, Oshkosh Chamber Economic Development Advisory Board, President of Waterfest, Inc., and is an active EAA AirVenture Volunteer and member among many other Fox Valley community organizations. Mr. Dempsey became a director of the Corporation and Bank in 2014. He also serves on the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

In 2010, Mr. Dempsey joined the Bank as Executive President and Chief Operating Officer. He was later named President of the Bank in 2015. In this role, he is responsible for driving the Bank to establish, achieve and surpass sales, profitability, and business goals. He also provides leadership and guidance to ensure the mission and core values of the organization are upheld.
Kevin M. LeMahieu
Kevin M. LeMahieu
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin M. LeMahieu Mr. LeMahieu joined Bank First in August 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he oversees the Bank’s finance and reporting functions. Mr. LeMahieu brings to the Senior Management Team significant financial expertise, having served his entire professional career in the public accounting and finance fields. Under his direction, these functions have been recognized by the Bank’s external auditing firms for exceptional reporting practices and procedures.
Michael B. Molepske
Michael B. Molepske
Chief Executive Officer
Michael B. Molepske Mr. Molepske was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Bank in May 2010 and December 2008, respectively. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Mr. Molepske has been with Bank First since 2005 in the capacities of Chief Executive Officer, President, Senior Loan Officer, Regional President, and Executive Officer. Mr. Molepske currently serves on the Board of Directors for RCS Foundation, Rahr-West Museum Foundation, and American Barefoot Club, a division of USA Water Ski. He is a director and treasurer of the Bank’s data processing subsidiary, UFS, LLC. He is also a director and President of TVG Holdings, Inc., the Bank’s entity that holds its investment in Ansay & Associates, LLC. Mr. Molepske also serves as President of Veritas Asset Holdings, LLC, the Corporation’s troubled asset liquidation subsidiary. He is also a member of the Bank’s Senior Management Team.

Mr. Molepske is a proven leader with the vision and ability to successfully execute the Bank’s strategic initiatives. His attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the financial sector enables him to anticipate change and quickly adapt in a highly dynamic industry. Mr. Molepske’s primary objective is to ensure the Bank’s affairs are carried out competently, ethically, in accordance with the law, and in the best interest of employees, customers, and shareholders. Under his leadership, Bank First has experienced exceptional growth, strong asset quality, and profitability.
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