Ixonia Bank is pleased to announce that Chris Braatz has been promoted from Assistant Vice President – Retail Lending (NMLS# 553060) to Vice President – Commercial Lending.

“We know there is an opportunity to help the businesses in the communities we serve to grow,” said Dan Westrope, Chairman & CEO of Ixonia Bank. “We are extremely pleased to promote Chris, who can share his professional experience, expertise, and his community knowledge to help our local commercial clients capitalize on opportunities as the overall economy begins to recharge from pandemic impacts.”

Chris has been working in the banking industry for the past 20+ years and has a strong background in retail banking management, residential lending and commercial lending. Chris is very community-focused and has a strong background in civic activities and leadership.  He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Watertown YMCA.  He also is an active member of YES! Watertown, which is a local non-profit organization that works to champion and promote several events and causes throughout the area.

Chris states “I’m extremely passionate about helping local small- and medium-sized businesses.  I look forward to serving the community in my new role by building positive relationships in our community, and helping to identify the financial needs of businesses and individuals and assisting them in achieving their goals.”

Chris, a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, currently resides in Watertown with his wife Jennifer and their two daughters. While he dedicates a lot of time to helping others achieve homeownership success, he still finds time to enjoy: golfing, hunting, fishing and cheering for the local sports teams.

Chris is based out of the Bank’s Watertown South office located at 1725 South Church Street.  He also will be working out of the Bank’s Watertown East office located at 109 Oakridge Court.

About Ixonia Bank

For over 100 years, Ixonia Bank has been offering a full suite of commercial banking products and an array of financial services including personal checking, savings, loans, and wealth management services. Ixonia Bank was established in 1918 in Ixonia, Wisconsin; since then the Bank has grown to over $500 million in assets and offers services at seven locations throughout Jefferson, Milwaukee, and Waukesha Counties. To learn more about Ixonia Bank, please visit the Bank’s website at www.ixoniabank.com. Member FDIC.  Ixonia Bank NMLS#: 423065