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Guiding the Bank on the Path to Success

Every organization requires a core group that exemplifies the values of the organization. For Farmers Savings Bank, that group is our Board of Directors and Officers. Supported by the passion and commitment of all our high-performing team members, our Directors and Officers ensure we stay focused on how we can best serve the needs of our customers and communities.

Farmers Savings Bank Board of Directors

Joseph L Witmer, Chairman

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Lowell Thronson

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David Aschliman

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Gerry Ayers

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Daniel Ivey

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Laura Tisch

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Matthew Angel

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Matthew Staver

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Andrew Fitzgerald

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  • Dodgeville

  • Matthew J. Staver

    Matthew J. Staver

    President/Chief Executive Officer

    NMLS: 608943 Location: Dodgeville Division: Senior Management Team Phone: (608) 935-9988 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Agricultural, Commercial, Small Business and Consumer Loans

    Matt has been assisting Farmers Savings Bank customers since March of 2012.  In addition to his time with Farmers Savings Bank, Matt has over a decade of banking experience in southwest Wisconsin. 

    Matt specializes in commercial, agricultural, real estate and consumer lending. He takes great pride in establishing long term relationships and working diligently to meet his customer’s needs.  

    Matt graduated from Edgewood College with a B.S. in Business Management.  Matt and his family reside in Dodgeville. 

    Contact Matt today to see how Farmers Savings Bank can help you!

  • Patrick W. Forsyth

    Patrick W. Forsyth

    Sr. Vice President/Loan Officer

    NMLS: 509573 Location: Dodgeville Division: Senior Management Team Phone: (608) 935-9988 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Consumer, Home Mortgage, Small Business, Commercial

    Pat began his career as a credit analyst. Over the years he has expanded his knowledge of lending. He is experienced and comfortable with his ability to use all the different angles of lending in order to help his customers with their wide variety of loan needs.

    Pat believes strongly in working with his customers to make sure their lending needs are met. His knowledge is always available to you. 

    Stop in our Dodgeville location to meet Pat, his door is always open!

  • Mineral Point

  • Cherie L. Davis

    Cherie L. Davis

    Asst Vice President/Loan Officer

    NMLS: 509572 Location: Mineral Point Division: Lender Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Residential Home Mortgages and Consumer Loans

    Cherie has over 32 years in banking experience. With Cherie as your lender you can take comfort in knowing that you are being looked after. With her wide range of banking knowledge, Cherie will show you how Farmers Savings Bank can help you with all your lending needs.

    Not only will she be your lifelong banker, but your lifelong friend. Give her a call today to start your relationship.

  • Michael Christensen

    Michael Christensen

    Deposit Compliance Officer

    Location: Mineral Point Division: Operations Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    I joined Farmers Savings Bank in 2016 in our Bookkeeping Department.  Since then, I have added many hats, ensuring that I keep a busy pace.  My favorite part of my job is being able to help members of our community protect and grow their financial well-being.


    I received my BA from Simpson College in 2010 and moved to the area in 2011.  In my spare time, I volunteer at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts as an active board member.  You may also see me working the concessions at the Mineral Point Opera House from time to time or helping out at the Longbranch Gallery, also in Mineral Point.  I’ll also never turn down a good gardening project.


    I feel fortunate to work with the great staff at Farmers Savings Bank.  Our knowledgeable team truly cares about doing what’s right for our customers, and it feels good working for a bank that keeps our customers’ best interests at heart.

  • Andrea Finley

    Andrea Finley

    Operations & Human Resource Officer

    Location: Mineral Point Division: Operations Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Andrea has almost two decades of banking experience, starting out as a teller, and is committed to offering the best customer service possible.  She graduated from UW – Madison, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Science and Retail Business Management.  In 2015, she completed the Graduate School of Banking – Human Resource Management School. 

    Andrea is very active in her community.  She enjoys volunteering at her church, as well as with her children’s activities.  She is dedicated in giving back to the hometown in which she grew up in, and making it a great place to raise her family.

    Contact Andrea with any of your banking questions.  She would love to help you experience what a community bank can do for you!

  • Michael Holmes

    Michael Holmes

    Information Technology Officer

    Location: Mineral Point Division: Operations Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Michael joined the Farmers Savings Bank team in 2019 and has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology.
    A graduate of Blackhawk Technical College in South Central WI, Michael moved to Southwest Wisconsin in 2008 where he resides with his wife and 3 children.  Aside from trying to keep up with all of his children’s activities, he loves the outdoors and is passionate about all things IT.

  • Sara Jacobson

    Sara Jacobson

    Assistant Vice President & Controller

    Location: Mineral Point Division: Operations Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Sara began her financial journey during high school as a customer service representative at a local community bank through a youth apprenticeship program. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with a major in Accounting and Business Administration, specializing in Finance. She then worked as an auditor at a local accounting firm and obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 2013.

    In 2020, Sara took on the role of Comptroller for a non-profit organization, where she further developed her expertise in financial operations, budgeting, and compliance. She actively contributed to the community as a board member for the Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce. With her strong background and experience, Sara looks forward to bringing her skills back to a community bank where she can continue making a positive impact.

  • Kimberly M Phillips

    Kimberly M Phillips

    Information Security & Digital Banking Officer

    Location: Mineral Point Division: Operations Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Kimberly started her banking career with Farmers Savings Bank as a Student Apprentice in 1998.  While gaining knowledge of the banking industry Kimberly attended SWTC and received an Associate degree in Business Administration/Finance.  Working full-time since 2002 Kimberly has worked in all departments of the bank and received many certificates in Information Technology, Information Security, Business Continuity, and Operations.

    Kimberly is also active in the community as the Treasurer of Arc of Southwestern Wisconsin and also on the WBA (Wisconsin Bankers Association) Tech Conference Committee.

  • Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds

    Investment Division Officer

    Location: Mineral Point Division: Investments Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact me

    Growing up in a small town helped teach me the meaning and power of these words. Working in and servicing clients in the communities that Farmers Savings Bank is located continues, for me, the need to always honor these words and what they stand for: Neighbors helping neighbors.

    I bring 28 years of insurance and financial services experience to the Farmers Savings Bank Investment Center.  My greatest professional enjoyment comes from helping clients grow and protect their wealth through the Basket ProcessTM designed to guide them in their personal flow of money. My clients' dreams and goals are what drive my every thought in their personal investment process.

    As a FINRA Series 7 and 65 securities registered advisor with Commonwealth Financial Network®, one of my top concerns is to continually upgrade my education to make sure I am giving you, my client, the best possible advice for all of your insurance and investment needs.

    I specialize in 401(k) rollovers, retirement and investment planning, life insurance, and long-term care/estate planning needs.

    The greatest compliment my clients give me is a referral for me to speak with their friends and family.

    I enjoy a wonderful family life near Stoughton, Wisconsin, with my wife and two sons. As a family, we enjoy most outdoor activities, including camping, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling, and hiking with our yellow lab. I also enjoy helping out with my sons' Boy Scout troop and cheering them on in their sports activities.

    A few of my passions are pheasant hunting in SW Wisconsin and South Dakota, deer hunting, spending time at our family's cabin, and completing the American Birkebeiner (26 years and counting).

    Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

    305 Doty St Mineral Point, WI, 53565

  • Ashley Tibbits

    Ashley Tibbits

    Asst Vice President/Loan Officer

    NMLS: 1096570 Location: Mineral Point Division: Lender Phone: (608) 987-3321 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Consumer, Ag and Commercial Loans

    Ashley has nearly a decade of banking experience and is dedicated to helping the customer with all their banking needs. She will work alongside you to help figure out the best available options for you.

    Ashley not only works at the bank, she helps her husband on the farm during her free time. She's also an active volunteer during the Iowa County Fair. She enjoys helping local youth create memories that will last a lifetime. She also takes part in many other community activities being a member of the Mineral Point Kiwanis Club.

    Ashley is excited to be working in her hometown with the hometown crowd, along with the fresh new faces of the community. 

    Call Ashley today to see how she can help you accomplish your banking goals.

  • Mount Horeb

  • Andrew Baber

    Andrew Baber

    Vice President/Loan Officer

    NMLS: 222749 Location: Mount Horeb Division: Lender Phone: (608) 437-2265 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Residential Mortgage Loans

    Andy has been a residential lender since 1999. He is dedicated to finding the best loan product to suit your needs. He believes that customer service is the most important part of the mortgage process. 

    Andy is active in the Mount Horeb community through the school district and the recreation department. He actively volunteers his time to helping the youth community stay active in sports and other community activities.

    Contact Andy today to find the best mortgage to fit your needs!

  • Casey McClyman

    Casey McClyman

    Sr. Vice President/Chief Credit Officer

    NMLS: 842565 Location: Mount Horeb Division: Senior Management Team Phone: (608) 437-2265 Contact meSecurely Send Documents

    Casey joined the Farmers Savings Bank Team as a SVP - Chief Credit Officer in July 2023 with 20 years of community banking experience.  He specializes in small business lending, family owner-operators, commercial real estate, and consumer lending.  Casey strives to provide high quality customer service to his clients and a strong value add as their banking partner.  He is a graduate of UW-Madison with a BS in Consumer Science with a concentration in Personal Finance.

    Casey has been highly active in the Mount Horeb community for several years and strongly believes in giving back to the communities we serve.  He serves on the executive board for the Mount Horeb Community Foundation, is highly active in Junior Achievement with Mount Horeb Schools, and is also involved in various volunteer efforts with the school district and youth sports.  He also served 13 years with the Mount Horeb Area Fire District & EMS, stepping down following the birth of his daughter.

    Casey, his Wife, and Daughter (and dogs too) proudly reside in Mount Horeb.  They are a very active outdoor family, enjoying running, biking, hiking, skiing, boating, and just spending time together as a family.

    Reach out to Casey today to assist you with your business needs.