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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.

As the Milwaukee Business Journal first reported, Popp left his post in February at JPMorgan Chase after nearly three decades with the New York City‐based banking and financial services firm. During his time with that company, he was the president of Chase in Wisconsin and Minnesota and the managing director for Chase Middle Market Banking in Wisconsin.

Popp, a resident of Mequon, will assume his new position in May. In February, he told the Milwaukee Business Journal that “it was just time to do something different.”

“Jim brings a seasoned perspective of what it takes to succeed in the Wisconsin marketplace,” said Thomas Bolger, president and CEO of Johnson Financial Group. “He understands and values the approach we take to serving our customers and communities as a family‐owned business.”

Popp is active in and sits on the boards of various organizations in the region, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association for Commerce.

“Jim's a great cultural fit too,” Bolger said. “Bringing nearly 30 years of financial services experience, Jim's knowledge of the industry in the markets we serve will be a great complement to our team and directly impact our growth plans.”

Read the article by Melanie Lawder | Milwaukee Business Journal