Three local business leaders have joined the Starion Financial Madison Advisory Board.
Jim Anderson is broker-partner with Crown Commercial Real Estate & Development LLC in Middleton. Anderson started in the auto parts business as a factory representative for Champion Spark Plug Company, working in southeastern Iowa, northeastern Missouri and western Illinois. He moved into the position of state sales manager for NAPA Auto Parts (Genuine Parts Company). He purchased the Middleton store and grew it to the fourth largest in Wisconsin, selling in 1995. It was through this connection Anderson got involved in the real estate side of the business. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and previously served on the Middleton Chamber of Commerce board, including a term as president, and the Middleton City Council.
David Baehr is the president of Baehr Inc., a real estate brokerage firm established in 1999. Baehr resides in Sun Prairie where he has served as a member of the city’s Comprehensive Planning Committee and the Business Ad Hoc Committee for Economic Development. In addition, he is active in a variety of professional and community organizations including local and national real estate boards, the East Side Club and Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. Baehr also owns and manages market rate and senior housing communities throughout southern Wisconsin.
Megan Decker is president of Mega Rentals, Inc., which provides traffic control and pavement marking services to contractors, utilities, municipalities and Wisconsin DOT. Founded in 2002, today the company employs more than 100 people at six locations throughout Wisconsin. Decker has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. Active in the Madison community, she is involved in the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, TEMPO Madison, Junior League of Madison and Leadership Greater Madison Alumni.
The seven-member Madison Advisory Board is elected by the Starion Board of Directors to represent community needs and values, and offer guidance to Market President John Hecht and the Board of Directors regarding banking, lending and business operations for the bank. Anderson, Baehr and Decker join current members Mike Adler, Restaino & Associates; Susan Bulgrin, Culver’s; Mary Ann Drescher, Attic Angel Association; and Paul Lenhart, Krupp General Contractors.
Starion Financial is a $1.2 billion family-owned community bank with a full line of commercial, personal and mortgage banking services. Started in Oakes, N.D., in 1969, Starion opened in Madison in 2006 and has three locations: 5900 Gisholt Drive, Madison; 1651 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton; and 326 South Grand Avenue, Sun Prairie. The bank has 12 branches in North Dakota.