The Board of Directors Ixonia Bancshares, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mark R. Hogan has been elected to its Board and to the Board of Ixonia Bank.  Mark most recently served as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and prior to that had a long and successful history in the banking industry.

Dan Westrope, Chairman & CEO of Ixonia Bank states, “The experience and wisdom that Mark brings to our Board of Directors is extremely valuable as we grow and expand the Bank, particularly in the metro Milwaukee area. We look forward to his addition to our outstanding Board.”

Hogan’s experience includes almost four decades at M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank and BMO Harris Bank. He retired in 2010 as M&I’s executive vice president and chief credit officer before signing on to serve as senior adviser to BMO Harris in 2011. Mark was appointed to his position at WEDC by Governor Scott Walker in September 2015 and served until September 2019.

Mark stated “I look forward to working with the Ixonia Bank team as they expand on their more than 100 years of providing high quality financial services to personal and corporate clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin.”

Mark also contributes his time and talents to numerous boards in the Milwaukee Area. He is currently Chair of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Finance Council, and a Director of both M2 Lease Funds and Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School.  Additionally, he serves on the Seton Catholic Schools Finance Committee.  Past civic and board affiliations include the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority, Children’s Wisconsin, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Marquette University High School, and Mount Mary University.

A Green Bay native, Mark received his BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, and his MBA from Marquette University.  Mark and his wife, Janet, live in Wauwatosa and have three grown children.

About Ixonia Bank

For over 100 years, Ixonia Bank has been offering a full suite of business 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 offer services at seven locations throughout Jefferson, Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. To learn more about Ixonia Bank, please visit the Bank’s website at