Ron Jankowski Joins First Business Bank – Northeast Board
APPLETON, WI, – Dec. 9, 2008 – First Business Bank – Northeast, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ), announced today Ron Jankowski, President, Valley Express, LLC., has joined its board. The board is led by Chairman Jerry Smith who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for First Business Financial Services, Inc.
Other members include Michael (Mickey) Noone, President – Northeast Region of First Business Bank; Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.; and Susan Andrews, Account Executive of FirstChoice Insurance Agency of WI, Inc.
“We are very pleased to have Ron join our board,” commented Mickey Noone, President – Northeast Region of First Business Bank. “Ron exhibits the entrepreneurial spirit we look for in clients, staff members, and board members. He became a client of ours early on, so we have had the chance to work with him and his employees over the past two years; and now we are proud to have him join our board.”
Ron grew up in the Madison area and in 1988 moved to Oshkosh with a national trucking company. In 1997 he started Valley Express, LLC., with one tractor and two trailers. Valley Express has since grown to 125 tractors and 400 trailers and provides transportation services throughout Wisconsin and the Greater Midwest. Its two facilities are located in Oshkosh.
In 1999 Ron created Planet Freight, Inc. which provides a wide variety of third-party transportation services. Ron is past President and a current member of the Fox Valley Traffic Club, as well as a member of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association.
Ron has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Ron and his three children are very active in their church, school, and community.
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.