May 24, 2018, MADISON, Wisconsin— State Bank of Cross Plains (SBCP) has hired Scott Ducke to its executive leadership team as Chief Lending Officer. Formerly a Senior Vice President at Park Bank, Ducke joins State Bank of Cross Plains to fill the role currently held by Alan Langeteig, who will be retiring after more than 30 years in local commercial banking.
“I appreciate the opportunity to learn from and follow in the footsteps of one of the most well-established and well-liked commercial business bankers in this area as he closes out his career,” Ducke shares. “Alan has created a legacy of leadership and excellence in this industry that I’m looking forward to continuing and hopefully building upon.”
With a Masters of Business Administration from Edgewood College and an additional degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking, Ducke brings 25 years of local experience to SBCP’s leadership team. In addition to his community banking expertise, Ducke has served more than six years on the Board of Directors for Gilda’s Club and is the organization’s current Board Chair.
“This new role fulfills my goals both professionally and personally,” explains Ducke, who has worked in community banking his entire career. “The relationships I’ve built over the last 25 years are really important to me. I want to grow without moving into the corporate banking realm. I love the way community banking fits into the Dane County business culture, and having gotten to know the State Bank of Cross Plains President and CEO, Jim Tubbs, over the years, I am excited to work with another widely respected leader in the community.”
Ducke officially came on board April 23 to direct SBCP’s business banking team as Chief Lending Officer. In this capacity, he is committed to finding ways to make banking easier for business clients.
“State Bank of Cross Plains has the progressive mindset I was looking for,” Ducke says. “We are small enough to know who you are, but sophisticated enough to provide the technology and solutions you want and need to grow your business.”
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State Bank of Cross Plains is known for our modern, progressive approach to supporting businesses and consumers by offering services more typical of larger financial institutions in an environment that values one-on-one personal relationships and community involvement. Celebrating our 110-year anniversary in 2018, State Bank of Cross Plains is a $900 million institution, offering a full range of business and personal financial services including business, real estate, and consumer lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services. The largest independent community bank in Dane County, we have ten convenient locations. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.