First State Bank chief executive officer, Harry Radix, recently announced that Robert Van Asten has been named president and board member of First State Bank.
Van Asten has 27 years of banking experience, joining First State Bank in 1991 as an assistant vice president responsible for developing and maintaining commercial and agricultural loan relationships. He was promoted to vice president in 1996 and became the branch manager for the bank’s Clintonville and Cecil offices in 1997.
In 2005, Van Asten was promoted to senior vice president and business banking manager. He became senior credit officer in 2008 and has served on the bank’s Officer Loan Committee and Asset/Liability Committee since that time.
Van Asten is director and past chairman of the board of directors for the Clintonville Area Foundation. He has been a member of the New London Rotary Club since 1991 and is currently its treasurer. Van Asten has also served on the board of directors and as past board chairman for the New London Family Medical Center, as a director for the Wolf River Area Heath Care Foundation, and as a director and president of the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Van Asten succeeds Radix who announced he will retire in late January 2016. Radix will continue as the bank’s chief executive officer until his retirement.
First State Bank is a $263 million community bank founded in 1933 with locations in Waupaca, New London, Clintonville, Manawa, Dale, and Cecil. For information call 1-800-994-2500 or visit bankfirststate.com.