Sauk Valley Bank Welcomes Ray Oswald as New Market President for Janesville

JANESVILLE, WI., Jan. 31, 2024 – Sauk Valley Bank is delighted to announce the appointment of Ray Oswald as the Market President for Janesville, Wisconsin. With an impressive career and a proven track record in the financial industry, Ray brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the organization. 

In his role as Market President, Ray will play a pivotal part in driving strategic initiatives, fostering community relationships, and overseeing the growth and development of Sauk Valley Bank’s presence in the Janesville area.

Ray joins Sauk Valley Bank with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. His extensive background in finance, combined with his commitment to community engagement, aligns seamlessly with Sauk Valley Bank’s values. His leadership will contribute significantly to the bank’s mission of providing exceptional financial services and strengthening its ties within the Janesville community.

“Ray’s arrival marks a significant addition to the Sauk Valley Bank team. He brings a wealth of expertise that will contribute to the bank’s continued growth and success in our Janesville market,” said Dirk Meminger, President and CEO. “His strategic vision and hands-on approach will enable us to continue forming those strong relationships within the Janesville area, while delivering a differentiated banking experience for the community.”

Ray expressed his enthusiasm about joining Sauk Valley Bank, stating, “I am honored to be a part of Sauk Valley Bank, contributing to the bank’s commitment to excellence in the financial services. The bank puts incredible value on long term relationships and backs that up with the investment and involvement in the communities they serve. That passion and commitment is increasingly rare in the banking industry, but it’s part of Sauk Valley Bank’s DNA.”

Ray was raised on his family dairy and tobacco farm in Edgerton, WI until attending college at UW-Stevens Point and then relocating to Milwaukee. While there, he led various banking software and consulting teams during his 25-year tenure with Fiserv. Ray enjoys serving in his community as President of the Board of Directors for Edgerton Community Outreach and is also a member of the Edgerton Rotary Club.

About Sauk Valley Bank

Sauk Valley Bank is a locally owned community financial institution that provides the highest quality products and services, by offering solutions that fit various customer financial needs; including personal, commercial, and agricultural. For more information on Sauk Valley Bank, visit Sauk Valley Bank, Member FDIC.

For further information: Lili Santillan, (815) 632-4604.


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