The staff at Farmers & Merchants State Bank is here to help provide you with the best banking services available. Our Board of Directors helps determine the direction of the bank, and considers what will be best for the communities we serve. Please take a moment to browse through our staff so you know who you’re speaking with when you stop by our offices.
Bill Campbell has been with Farmers & Merchants State since 2001, and currently serves as the bank’s President and CEO. In his current role, Bill is responsible for overseeing the bank’s operations, especially in terms of being a resource for senior management. Bill has been in the banking industry since 1983, and has helped customers in a variety of ways, including as a teller, personal banker, loan officer just to name a few. Bill takes great pride in continuing to develop the bank’s staff to provide a better customer service experience.
Away from the office, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, Brenda. They have a terrier named Banjo, and love cheering for the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers, especially the hockey and football teams. Bill is also an active member of the community, volunteering his time with the Marshall Scholarship Foundation and the Jefferson County Realtors Association. He is also a past member of the Lake Mills Fire Department.
William Hogan has been a member of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank team since 2004. In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, William is responsible for making sure the bank’s finances are managed responsibly. He makes sure the bank’s resources are used wisely, from basic office supplies to monitoring the bank’s treasury management.
William has one son and one daughter. William cheers for the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas A&M Aggies, where his daughter is currently a graduate student. William volunteers his time at the local food pantry. He is also a distinguished toast master and a green belt in karate.
David Stronach came to Farmers & Merchants State Bank in 2002. As Vice President of Commercial Lending, David oversees the bank’s commercial lending staff. He develops relationships with the business community to help expand the bank’s customer base while providing financing solutions to local business owners.
David is an avid sports fan, and cheers for all the major teams from Wisconsin, specifically the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the University of Wisconsin Badgers.
Kim Abraham has been with Farmers & Merchants State Bank since 2002 and currently serves as the bank’s Chief Marketing Officer and Bank Manager for the Marshall office. Kim is responsible for a lot of things at the bank, including overseeing special events, developing relationships, cooking egg bakes or marching in local parades.
Kim and her husband Jeff are the proud “personal attendants” to Sweetness, a sheltie shepherd named after Walter Payton. Obviously, Kim is a huge Chicago Bears fan, and also cheers for the Blackhawks and Cubs. She is also a board member for the Waterloo Food Pantry, and is active in the Marshall Business Association, especially in planning special events.
A graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Barbara Hennessy has been with Farmers & Merchants Bank since 1994. As Vice President of Commercial Lending, Barbara helps business owners and farmers in Marshall and Waterloo find the right business lending or ag lending solution that will allow them to get started or continue to thrive.
Barbara is proud to live and work in Waterloo, and is involved with community causes that help keep the city strong. Barbara is active in the Waterloo Food Pantry and the Waterloo Carousel.
Brad Chadwick has done a little bit of everything since joining the bank in 2007. He currently is a mortgage lender and our Retail Bank Manager leading the Universal Bankers in both locations. He is responsible for helping customers purchase and refinance their homes, and can also assist with debt consolidation options. He prides himself on providing exceptional one-on-one service which results in a stress-free experience. His large referral network is evidence of his Partner For Life commitment to our team. Family, friends and fishing are also important factors in his life outside of the bank!
Scott Cochems came to Farmers & Merchants State Bank in 2011 and brings more than 15 years of commercial lending experience to our team. As Vice President of Commercial Lending, Scott is responsible for new business development and growing and maintaining the bank’s commercial loan portfolio while remaining a resource for local business owners. Scott furthered his education by graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.
Scott lives in Waunakee and is an active member of The Rotary Club of Waunakee. Scott was born and raised in the Madison area and has a great understanding of the local market. Scott enjoys the outdoors and cheering for the state's sports teams.
Joy Probst has been with Farmers & Merchants State Bank since 2003. She is currently the Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking and Business Banking Coordinator. Joy’s responsibilities include everything from opening new accounts for personal and business banking customers to helping connect business customers with cash management services that allow them to operate more efficiently.
With her husband Tom, Joy has two children and three grandchildren. She is active in several bank-supported causes, including Wiener and Kraut Day and the Marshall Fireman’s Parade. When it comes to sports, Joy loves to cheer for the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badger football team.
Joining the Farmers & Merchants State Bank in 2013, Kyler Kabat currently serves as one of the bank’s mortgage originators. In that role, Kyler is responsible for helping bank customers find the mortgage option that will help them afford their dream home. Kyler recently graduated from Madison College with a degree in Finance.
Kyler married his wife, Jennifer, in 2014 and he is close with his parents and brother, Kaden. Kyler loves sports, especially the Badgers, and the outdoors where he enjoys camping, hiking and spending time on the water. Kyler is also an active member of the Lake Mills Rotary Club
Kasondra (KC) Knuth worked with the Farmers & Merchants State Bank team in the early 2000's as a Mortgage Loan Originator and Consumer Lender and has joined the team again in 2019! KC, a Mortgage Loan Originator, is responsible for helping bank customers find the mortgage option that will best fit their needs and help them achieve their goals. KC prides herself on helping customers clearly understand the overall home buying process.
Kasondra brings over 10 years of Mortgage Industry experience including servicing of mortgage loans, previous Mortgage Loan Origination experience as well as having been a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser. Her extensive knowledge of the industry allows her to help her customers become comfortable with the process.
KC and her husband Bruce have been married 22 years and have three sons, Drew, Ian and Max and one daughter, Miranda. Her family lived in Marshall for ten years. Due to a career relocation for her husband, she now resides in Oconomowoc, WI. She is excited to bring the Farmers & Merchants State Bank name to the community of Oconomowoc!
Kasondra enjoys spending time at community events, is a member of the Oconomowoc Newcomer and Neighbors Club and Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce. She has volunteered in many ways in the Oconomowoc Area School district including the classroom, coaching and Chairing committees who coordinate events for the district. She and her husband love attending their children's sporting events and academic extra-curricular events. She is a huge baseball fan - GO BREWERS!
Standing from left to right: William Hogan, Gene Davis, Terry Hellenbrand, Andrew Griggs and Terry Weisensel. Seated from left to right: James Beyer, William Campbell and Dr. Joe Arena.