Mark Winter And Laurie Benson Join First Business Bank Board Of Directors
MADISON, WI, – Oct. 14, 2009 – First Business Bank announced today that Mark Winter and Laurie Benson have joined its Board of Directors. First Business Bank is part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ).
Mark is Vice President of Grub & Ellis|Oakbrook-Madison. He is responsible for management and leasing of Grubb & Ellis|Oakbrook’s office portfolio. He is also active in commercial property sales, acquisitions, and development.
Mark has leased over 1,500,000 square feet of commercial office space in the Madison and Milwaukee areas over his career. He is the current board chairman of HospiceCare, Inc. of Madison, and also serves on the HospiceCare Holdings Inc. board. Mark has a B.S. in Comprehensive Finance from the University of
Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Laurie is a co-founder and former CEO of Inacom Information Services (now CORE BTS). As CEO of Inacom Information Systems for its 25 year history, she helped the business grow into one of Wisconsin’s largest technology solutions providers.
Laurie retired from the business in July 2009; but she continues her outreach by serving on the boards of WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative) and Henry Vilas Zoological Society, as well as on the advisory boards of UW – Madison School of Business MBA Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, UW – Madison School of Nursing, and the WI and National Girls Collaboratives.
She has received numerous awards and recognition including most recently the 2009 Top 100 Women in the IT Channel by “Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine” and the 2009 National SBA Champion in Business Award.
About First Business
First Business Financial Services is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility and responsiveness. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com.