Russell C. Weyers
President and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Financial Group
President, Johnson Bank
Topic: "The Great Recession and the Impact on the Future of Industry"
Date: April 14, 2011
Russell C. Weyers was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Financial Group in January 2011. He held the position of Executive Vice President of Johnson Financial Group and President and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson Bank since June 2004. Russ joined Johnson Bank as Executive Vice President and Manager of Corporate Banking in February 1995. In December 1999, he was named President of Johnson Bank Racine and became Executive Vice President - Strategic Development Officer in 2001. Mr. Weyers is also a member of the Board of Directors for Johnson Financial Group, Johnson Bank and Johnson Insurance, as well as President of Johnson Community Development Company.
Prior to joining Johnson Bank, Russ served in senior commercial lending positions for Bank One, Kenosha, WI and with Firstar Bank, Milwaukee, WI.
Mr. Weyers previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. He is also past Chairman of Leadership Racine and past Chairman of Racine County Economic Development Corporation and Racine Zoological Society. Russ is also a member of the Board of Directors for Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and A&E Inc. in Racine.
A native of Kimberly, WI, Russ holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh and master's degree in business administration from Marquette University, WI.