Cathy Vander Zanden
Cathy Vander Zanden recently celebrated 15 years with Associated Banc-Corp. As Private Client Services Business Manager, she provides leadership, guidance, and project management for the Private Banking, Investment Services, Trust and Credit/Risk teams. In addition, Cathy develops reports to understand the metrics that drive performance and works with her partners to create budgets and forecasts. She enjoys the culture at Associated and working with the CEO and her colleagues.
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) with total assets of $29 billion is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Associated Bank is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services in over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank ranked fifth in the Midwest for customer service, according to the 2017 J.D. Power annual U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study -- surpassing the average satisfaction of midsize banks in the Midwest.
Cathy is graduate of St. Norbert College with a BBA in accounting and the Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison. She is also a CPA. Cathy’s family includes her husband of 33 years, Dave, three sisters, nieces and nephews, her retired parents, and her mom-in-law. Her hobbies include domestic and international travel, photography, downhill skiing, and golf.
In addition to serving on the MW Awards Committee, Cathy is active in theMiracle League, the Old Glory Honor Flight, the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, and the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build. She was the founding co-chair for Associated Bank’s Women’s Network, a Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Power of the Purse recipient, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Village of Combined Locks
When asked why she joined Management Women, Cathy said, “When Associated Women’s Network was established for senior level women who are located throughout the Midwest, I wanted to see/understand how other organizations tackled the subject. I’m hooked on what Management Women offers us.” Through her membership, she has gained a network of new friends and connections with old friends; professional and personal development; a more confident sense of self; and experience on the scholarship committee.
Cathy also shared, “I was raised on a dairy farm near Kewaunee on Lake Michigan. Your experiences, values, work ethic and friends follow you through life.”