Operations Manager Promotions
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Kari De Smith
Kari De Smith has taken on the duties of Operations Manager for the Adell location of National Exchange Bank & Trust in addition to her current role as Operations Manager in Cedar Grove.
De Smith joined the bank in 2015 as a Teller/Customer Service Representative. She then became Team Leader/Supervisor before being named Operations Manager in Cedar Grove in January 2021. With this promotion, De Smith will oversee deposit operations at both offices. She will lead her teams in providing excellent customer service and ensure smooth and efficient retail office operations including scheduling, hiring and training.
De Smith grew up in Bonduel, Wisc. where she attended Bonduel High School. She has received certificates in Personal Banking and Branch Management from the Wisconsin Bankers’ Association and a Supervisor certificate from the American Bankers Association.
De Smith resides in Oostburg today with her family where she is active in the community as a part of Kids Hope USA Mentoring Program, the Cedar Grove Christmas Village Market Committee, and Treasurer for the Holland Mutual Insurance Board.
Stephanie Kreis will be taking on the Operations Manager role for the Waupun office of National Exchange Bank & Trust.
Kreis joined the bank in 2017, as a Personal Banker in Waupun. She was promoted to Operations Manager and moved to the Allenton and Mayville offices in 2020. Kreis has now transitioned back to Waupun and will provide leadership and guidance to the Waupun staff, ensuring smooth and efficient deposit operations, providing excellent customer service, representing the bank in the community and working to build lasting relationships.
Kreis grew up in Juneau and attended Dodgeland High School. She currently resides in Waupun with her family. Kreis has been active in the Mayville community as Vice President for the Rotary Club and is looking forward to getting more involved in the Waupun area.
Amanda Schultz is promoted to Operations Manager for the offices located in Brandon and Rosendale for National Exchange Bank & Trust.
Schultz joined the bank in 2016 as a Customer Service Representative. In her new role, she will lead deposit operations, oversee the hiring and training of new staff and continue providing excellent customer service.
Schultz grew up in Columbus, where she attended Columbus High School. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Herzing University in Milwaukee.
Today, Schultz resides in Brandon with her family. She is active in the community and organized a horse pull for the Brandon Community this past year, which she hopes will be an annual event. Additionally, Schultz has assisted with clerking the Livestock Auction at the Alto Fair for the past five years and has helped the Brandon office in their efforts to be a part of the Holiday Parade for the past two years.
Pam Vande Brink
Pam Vande Brink has been promoted to Operations Manager for the National Exchange Bank & Trust offices in Dalton, Kingston and Princeton.
Vande Brink joined the bank in 2021 as a Customer Service Representative, bringing with her 17 years of experience in management. As an Operations Manager, she will lead the deposit operations, ensuring efficient, effective operations at the offices, and continue to provide excellent customer service.
Vande Brink grew up in Markesan where she attended Markesan High School. She now resides in Dalton, where she is active in the area as a part of the Kingston Lion’s Club.