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Rita Cortes Joins First Business Bank Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, KS, – Aug. 14, 2017 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announces the appointment of Rita Cortes to the First Business Bank Board of Directors. Rita brings strong Kansas City representation to the board, which was formed after the holding company consolidated its three bank charters into one. Rita previously served on the Alterra Bank Board, which dissolved on June 1. She remains a member of First Business Bank’s Kansas City Region Advisory Board.

Rita is Executive Director of the Menorah Heritage Foundation. She was previously a partner with Seigfreid Bingham, P.C., practicing law within all aspects of general business including business formations, contracts and succession planning, commercial real estate, mergers & acquisitions, tax planning, construction transactions and non-profit organizations.

Prior to joining Seigfreid Bingham, Rita served as chief executive officer of Hoffman Cortes Contracting Company, a commercial construction company, responsible for all operations including client development, contract negotiation, employment agreements, financial management, risk management, executive team leadership and surety relations.

Long active in the community, Rita also has deep experience working with tax-exempt organizations and their board members. She currently serves on the boards of the Midwest Innocence Project, and Camp Ramah in Wisconsin.

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.

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