Madison, WI. November 2, 2017. Dan Defnet, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Cegelski as Commercial Real Estate Specialty Group Manager. Todd will lead Johnson Bank's commercial real estate team companywide to deliver service to real estate developers and investors in the Madison, Milwaukee, Phoenix and the Twin Cities (Minnesota) markets.
Todd previously served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, for the Madison region's commercial real estate team. With extensive real estate knowledge and more than 30 years in the financial services industry, Todd specializes in commercial investment properties. He graduated with a degree in finance and management from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in addition to the Graduate School of Banking and American Bankers Association Graduate School of Commercial Lending.
"Todd is a capable, versatile leader with a track record of success," says Defnet. "He has been influential in our Madison region, earning the respect and trust of both clients and colleagues. As we continue to focus on growth and strategy in a competitive market, Todd will be a qualified leader and knowledgeable partner to our clients."
Over the past five years, Johnson Bank has strengthened its commercial real estate team and presence under the leadership of Mark Johnson, formerly head of Commercial Real Estate at Johnson Bank. The team has grown and diversified its offerings and portfolio and recently expanded to the Twin Cities market in 2015. Mark will return to his Minnesota roots to begin a new role focused on accelerating growth in key markets as well as working with Mike Fitzpatrick, the Minnesota CRE Manager, to continue growth of the Minnesota CRE portfolio. Mark has strong ties to the Twin Cities, having managed a Commercial Real Estate group there for more than two decades.