Karla Krehbiel is named among Milwaukee's most notable woman in commercial banking by BizTimes.

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Karla Krehbiel has more than 37 years of banking experience and has been with Johnson Financial Group for 13 years. She oversees 165 employees, including 10 in commercial banking.

“Karla has worked with thousands of business owners to strengthen the business climate and economy in these markets,” said Thomas Moore, senior vice president commercial banking manager southeast for Johnson Financial Group. “Recent examples of Karla’s work with our commercial clients include mentoring a local business owner as he transitioned to president and owner of the family business, assisting a client with their expansion into a new market, and guiding a multigenerational business through the sale of their company keeping both the client and communities best interest in mind throughout the process."

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Planning opportunities under the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES” Act). The CARES Act provides approximately $2.2 trillion of economic relief and stimulus designed to help the United States economy and its citizens endure the shutdowns and hardships caused by the coronavirus.

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Brian Andrew Discusses Rate Cuts with Gene Mueller on WTMJ Radio

Brian Andrew, EVP Wealth and Chief Investment Officer, joined WTMJ’s Gene Mueller on Wisconsin’s Morning News to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the economy and Fed rate cuts. 

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Brian Andrew Joins Gene Mueller on WTMJ Radio

Brian Andrew, EVP Wealth and Chief Investment Officer, joined WTMJ’s Gene Mueller on Wisconsin’s Morning News to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the economy.

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Karla Krehbiel: BizTimes Media’s Notable Women in Commercial Banking

Karla Krehbiel, President, Southeast Region, has more than 37 years of banking experience and has been with Johnson Financial Group for 13 years. She has been named as a notable woman in commerial banking by BizTimes.

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Johnson Financial Group adviser honored

With internet-based and computerized systems playing a much larger role in how companies deliver products and services to clients and their customers, Milwaukee-area tech executives are thinking outside the budget to build a solid, tech-driven R&D pipeline that constantly yields and complements new products.

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Tech-driven R&D goes beyond the budget. Some Milwaukee execs speak up

With internet-based and computerized systems playing a much larger role in how companies deliver products and services to clients and their customers, Milwaukee-area tech executives are thinking outside the budget to build a solid, tech-driven R&D pipeline that constantly yields and complements new products.

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What would cause markets to react after Fed meeting

The bond market may get a boost after the Jan. 29‐30 Federal Open Market Committee meeting, according to observers who expect the panel to provide further signals of a pause in rate increases and a softening of its stance on balance sheet normalization.

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Banking official remains confident in local economy's growth

While the southeastern Wisconsin economy has been in a growth mode, future economic and workforce progress may depend upon policymakers who set the tone for expansion and employers who embrace new ways to recruit and retain workers.

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Brian Andrew joins Chuck Jaffe on Money Life

Brian Andrew, President of Johnson Wealth & CIO, joins Chuck Jaffe on Money Life – a daily financial talk show focusing on investing, handling, managing, planning for and protecting your money.

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Rock County home prices continue to climb

The Rock County housing market continues to experience tighter-than-average inventories, and dips earlier this year in federal interest rates and recent gyrations in the stock market have begun to light the market’s fuse.

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The coolest thing made in Wisconsin

The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest is back for a fourth straight year! Nick Novak and Mark Higgins joined Good Day Wisconsin to explain what the competition is all about. The annual contest is presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group.

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Dan Defnet named president of Johnson Bank

Dan Defnet has been appointed president of Racine‐based Johnson Bank, Johnson Financial Group president and chief executive officer Jim Popp announced Thursday.

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Future Returns: Ignore Politics When Investing

A slide that Brian Andrew, chief investment officer of Johnson Financial Group, likes to use at client presentations about the global economy and investing vividly illustrates how politics can get in the way of clear‐eyed decision making.

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Local banker to get Forward Janesville's Lifetime Achievement Award

When Johnson Financial Group regional President Larry Squire moved to Janesville 28 years ago, he came here to do banking—and to run one of his family's pick‐your‐own strawberry farms in Roscoe, Illinois.

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Wisconsin Could See Economic Slowdown This Year, Not Recession

The economic growth Wisconsin experienced in 2018 will likely slow down this year, but the state is not headed for a recession in 2019, says Brian Andrew, the chief investment officer with Racine‐based Johnson Financial Group.

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When Corporate Bonds Are a Risky Investment

Bond Buyers are told to stay in the shallower end of the yield curve to avoid unnecessary duration risk in a low interest‐rate environment.

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Johnson Financial Group becomes Broadway at the Marcus Center title sponsor

Johnson Financial Group signed on as the exclusive title sponsor in a multi‐year deal for the Broadway at the Marcus Center series.

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Getting Ready to Exit: What Baby Boomers know and should know about getting their business ready for sale

Thousands of Baby Boomers are inching toward retiring every day and many of them have family or privately‐held businesses they have built and nurtured over the years.

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Take Five: Putting some Popp in banking

James Popp, CEO of Johnson Financial Group in Racine, likes to recount how he got into banking after being “fired” by the San Francisco 49ers, the Chicago Bears, and the Houston Oilers [now the Tennessee Titans].

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Jim Popp in the News

After almost three decades working at JPMorgan Chase & Co., most recently as market president for Chase Bank in Wisconsin and Minnesota and managing director for Chase Middle Market Banking in Wisconsin, Jim Popp made the move to Racine‐based Johnson Financial Group.

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Jason Herried's Take on the 'Booms and Busts' of the Economy

Jason Herried, Director of Equity Strategies, joined Gene Mueller on Wisconsin's Morning News show to provide his perspective on the current state of the economy. Listen to the interview below.

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Johnson Insurance creates new 'workplace of choice'

Mount Pleasant, Wis. – When the Olesens of O&H Danish Bakery decided to buy, then redevelop the 2‐acre property next to their flagship store and baking center, that plan eventually became a very good thing for 54 local Johnson Insurance employees.

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Paul Ryan lauds Harvard award-winner Helen Johnson-Leipold

House Speaker Paul Ryan described Helen Johnson‐Leipold as someone who plays the long game, looking at the horizon and what makes life better, in running Johnson Outdoors Inc. and Johnson Financial Group.

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Business Leader of the Year Helen Johnson-Leipold leads big parts of the Johnson family business

Ask Helen Johnson‐Leipold about success, and she is quick to steer the conversation toward the people who work at the businesses she leads

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Johnson Financial investment expert: More growth, low inflation ahead

Even though inflation has accelerated with an improving U.S. economy, it will likely stay under control for some time to come, says Brian Andrew, Johnson Financial Group's chief investment officer.

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Foxconn's Balance Sheet Tipped in Mt. Pleasant's Favor

A bit of insight into Foxconn's decision to move some L-C-D production to the US and Mt. Pleasant in particular came at a breakfast briefing in Kenosha Thursday from Johnson Financial's Chief Investment Officer.

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JFG honored by Department of Defense

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented Deb Amann, a Johnson Financial Group, Racine, associate, with a Patriot Award to recognize the support she showed Josh Frazier, a member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

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The Open Road comes to the Milwaukee Art Museum

This January, visitors to the Milwaukee Art Museum have the opportunity to explore art related to a quintessential American experience—the road trip. The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip presents photography of America along its highways and byways, capturing the changing landscape—both figurative and literal—shaped by car culture and the burgeoning tradition of the American road trip.

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3 business lessons from the new Johnson Financial Group CEO

Jim Popp shares three lessons from nearly three decades in financial services:

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Executive Q&A: Jim Popp takes the helm at Johnson Financial Group

James R. Popp has a new office at the headquarters of Johnson Financial Group in Racine, but don't expect to find him there every workday.

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Service Day 2017

Every year Johnson Financial Group employees come together to serve their communities during Johnson Bank’s annual Community Service Day. More than 900 employees volunteered their time and efforts at more than 65 local organizations throughout Wisconsin and Arizona. From volunteering at local food banks in southeastern Wisconsin, to working for Habitat for Humanity in northwestern Wisconsin and many places in between, Johnson Bank volunteers proudly made a difference!

Check out highlights from Service Day 2017!

 

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Banking exec Jim Popp named president of Johnson Bank

Longtime Milwaukee banking executive Jim Popp will soon be the new president of Johnson Bank and executive vice president of Johnson Financial Group, Racine‐based Johnson Financial Group said Wednesday.

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Banker: Focus on millennials, not president

Business owners and investors concerned about the presidential election's impact on the country's economic growth need to focus their attentions elsewhere.

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American Birkebeiner Legacy Lives on with Support from Johnson Bank and Johnson Family Foundation

The history of the American Birkebeiner, North America's largest cross‐country ski race, dates back to 1973 and the support of Johnson Bank (Johnson Financial Group) and the Samuel C. Johnson family has been a cornerstone of the event since the earliest days. It is in that foundational spirit that Johnson Bank and the Johnson Family Foundation continue their support as they aid in preserving the legacy and history of this American treasure with a combined $50,000 donation, $25,000 each respectively, to the recently opened Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner.

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Johnson Financial's CIO always focused on learning: Brian Andrew

As chief investment officer, Brian Andrew, who began his position at Johnson Financial Group last August, is tasked with leading Johnson Bank's investment strategy and overseeing its portfolio management. Constantly learning is part of the job, he said.

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TEMPO Milwaukee

Join us Thursday, January 16 as EVP & Chief Investment Officer, Brian Andrew, speaks about the economic outlook for 2020.