National Exchange Bank & Trust has announced numerous promotions within the organization.
Mitchell Frydrych – Chief Technology Officer
Mitchell Frydrych is promoted to chief technology officer.
Frydrych joined the bank in 2017 and brought more than 10 years of banking and IT experience with him. In his expanded role, he will continue to participate in strategic and operational decision making, lead the IT department including staff training and development, and work with appropriate departments in deploying new information systems as well as monitoring current systems.
Frydrych earned his bachelor’s degree in Information and Computing Science from UW-Green Bay, his master’s degree in Information Technology Management from UW-Oshkosh, and he has completed the Graduate School of Banking where he focused on both the Bank Technology Management School and Bank Technology Security School.
Frydrych grew up in Armstrong Creek, Wisc. He now resides in Greenville, Wisc. with his family.
Kate Thone – VP/Security
Kate Thone is promoted to vice president of security and is based out of the office on South Main Street in Fond du Lac.
Thone joined the bank in 1989 and has served in a variety of operations roles. Thone was name assistant vice president and security officer in 2016. In her expanded role, she is responsible for leading the security function and setting the security strategy across the organization. Additionally, she oversees account payable activities and the bank’s vendor management program.
Thone grew up in Kaukauna and attended Kaukauna High School. She has continued her education throughout her career through earning the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) which proves expertise within the field of Automated Clearing House payments. Thone is also an Associate Protection Professional (APP) Board certified in security management fundamentals and is an alumna of the Leadership Fond du Lac program.
Thone currently resides with her husband in Fond du Lac. She is active in the community as a board member and treasurer of The Family Resource Center of FDL County Inc. and a member and volunteer at her church.
Megan Schueller – AVP/Lending Projects
Megan Schueller is promoted to assistant vice president of lending projects and works out of an operations building in Fond du Lac.
Schueller joined the bank in 2018 as a loan services project coordinator and brought eight years of project analyst experience with her. In 2020, she was promoted to lending project officer. In her expanded role, she will continue to oversee lending projects and initiatives for all commercial lending teams and manage the appraisal team.
Schueller grew up in Markesan and currently resides in Fond du Lac. She is active in the community as a part of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac, the Fond du Lac County Historical Society, Ruby’s Pantry, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County and the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership.
Julie Stigler – AVP/eBanking
Julie Stigler is promoted to assistant vice president of eBanking where she is based out of the office located on North Main Street in Fond du Lac.
Stigler joined the bank in 2015 as an eBanking business specialist. She was then promoted to eBanking business lead before becoming an eBanking business officer. In her expanded role as AVP/eBanking, she will serve as a point of contact for all online business banking products and services, participate on cross functional teams to bring new products and services to customers, and help deliver online banking solutions and services that help customers streamline their processes for efficiency and accuracy.
Stigler grew up in Oakfield where she attended Oakfield High School. She then went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Carroll University and her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Quality from Marian University. She currently resides in Rosendale with her family. She is active in the community as a part of the Village of Rosendale Parks Committee and the Tree Committee.
Diana Nachtrab – Account Services Officer
Diana Nachtrab is promoted to account services officer and works out of office located on South Main Street in Fond du Lac.
Nachtrab joined the bank in 1998 as a part of the account services team. In 2016 she was promoted to account services team lead for fraud and in 2021 she transferred to the team lead for imaging. In her expanded role, she will oversee the payments & recon and fraud support teams and plays an integral part of the Account Services leadership team in employee engagement, risk management and leading project teams.
Nachtrab grew up in Van Dyne and attended Laconia High School in Rosendale. She now resides in Fond du Lac.
Dana Swiss – Loan Servicing Officer
Dana Swiss is promoted to loan servicing officer and works out of an operations building in Fond du Lac.
Swiss joined the bank in 2003 as a loan services representative. In 2019, she was promoted to loan servicing team leader and in 2021, she was promoted to loan servicing supervisor. In her expanded role, she will continue to supervise loan input and credit inquiry staff and review various process and reports to ensure compliance.
Swiss grew up in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Fond du Lac with her family. Swiss is active as a part of the United Way committee at the bank and volunteers for Relay for Life.
Jayme Whitty – Account Services Officer
Jayme Whitty is promoted to account services officer and works at the office located on South Main Street in Fond du Lac.
Whitty joined the bank in 2017 as a part of the fraud department. After a short time, she moved to the ACH team before becoming the assistant supervisor of account services in December of 2019. In her expanded role, she will provide oversight to the quality review and imaging teams in addition to providing strategic input and people engagement as a part of the Account Services leadership team.
Whitty grew up in Byron, Wisc. and attended Lomira High School. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Finance from UW-Oshkosh. She now resides in Eden and is active in the community as a part of Sunset Stitchers Quilt Guild.
National Exchange Bank & Trust is an independent bank with convenient locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. For more information, visit the bank’s website at nebat.com.