Americana Community Bank announces retirement, promotions
SLEEPY EYE — After 38 years in banking and 14 years of service to Americana Community Bank (ACB) and their customers, James Swiontek, ACB Senior Credit Officer, will retire in late June.
Bradley Mathiowetz, President of ACB’s Sleepy Eye branch, will serve as ACB Senior Credit Officer following Swiontek’s retirement.
Mathiowetz, a 22-year employee of ACB and life-long Sleepy Eye resident, has managed the bank’s agricultural portfolio for his entire career and has been Sleepy Eye branch president since 2002.
In addition to his agricultural portfolio, Mathiowetz is an experienced commercial lender. He will have office hours in the bank’s metro markets as well as in Sleepy Eye.
Robert Schmid, a 16-year ACB employee, has been promoted to Americana Community Bank Sleepy Eye Branch Manager.
Schmid has experience in agricultural, commercial, and real estate lending and is currently president of the Sleepy Eye Golf Course Board of Directors. He has served on many other community boards and organizations.
“Best wishes to Jim Swiontek in his retirement years,” said Adam Dittrich, President and CEO of Americana Community Bank, “I look forward to a new era under Brad Mathiowetz’s credit leadership at ACB, building on the solid framework Jim leaves us with. Brad’s knowledge of the local economy and background in lending to many kinds of commercial and ag customers will be a strong base upon which to continue to build the bank’s portfolio. Bob Schmid will be an excellent leader for our Sleepy Eye branch employees and will continue to provide superior banking to our customers.”