Our leaders are working every day to make us the best bank possible.

It takes a lot of dedicated, hard-working people to keep Starion Bank running smoothly and providing the financial services and community leadership our customers expect. Our leaders come from a mix of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experience and perspectives to the table. This creates the environment needed to accomplish strategic goals for the organization's growth and continued success.

This board includes owners, senior managers and community representatives. The members gather input from the communities we serve and then employ sound business management principles to set policy. The board provides governance of our company and makes strategic decisions necessary to drive the future of our bank.

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Craig Larson


Starion Bank
Chairman of the Board

 

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Don Morgan


Starion Bank
Chief Executive Officer

 

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Dr. Dale Klein


Sanford Health
Family Medicine Physician

 

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Cameron Knutson


Knutson Realty
Owner

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Donovan Bertsch


Theel, Inc.
Dealer Principle

 

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Joan McCusker


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
Senior Vice President of Risk and Administration

 

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Levi Andrist


GA Group
Attorney

 

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Matt Younkle


Pythonic Corporation
Co-founder & CEO

 

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Ryan Taylor


Ducks Unlimited
Director of Public Policy

 

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Paul Lenhart


Krupp General Contractors
President & Chief Executive Officer

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Randy Hatzenbuhler


Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
President

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Michelle Larson


Starion Bank
Family Owner/Shareholder

 

Starion Bancorporation is the parent company of Starion Bank. Its board is comprised of shareholders and management representatives who offer guidance regarding performance, holdings management and business operations. Starion Bank is Starion Bancorp's largest subsidiary.

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Craig Larson


Starion Bank
Chairman of the Board

 

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Curt Walth


Starion Bank
Executive Vice President

 

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Frank Larson


Starion Bank
Founder

 

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Michelle Larson


Family Owner/Shareholder

 

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Heidi Barranger


Family Owner/Shareholder

 

This six-member board includes local entrepreneurs, business leaders and residents of the Madison, WI, area. They represent community needs and values, and offer guidance regarding banking, lending and business operations for bank branches in our Madison market.

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Paul Lenhart

Krupp General Contractors
President & CEO

Paul Lenhart was elected to the Madison Advisory Board in 2008, and to the Starion Bank board of directors in 2009. Paul is president and chief executive officer of Krupp General Contractors, located in Madison. He is also president of Lenhart Company, Inc, a real estate development company, and president of Lenhart Properties, LLC, a real estate management company. He has more than 33 years of construction and real estate development experience. Paul is a board member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and was previously board chair of its public policy and membership committees. He also Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Dane County Council on Climate Change.

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Susan Bulgrin

Culver's Restaurants
Owner

Susan Bulgrin was elected to the advisory board in 2009. Since 1995, Susan has owned and operated Culver’s restaurants in Madison, Wis. Susan is a graduate of Baraboo High School and the University of Wisconsin – Madison with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. Her career in public health included a state position at the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services in maternal and child health programming. She is active on many community boards including the Small Business Advisory Council for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

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Mike Adler

Restaino & Associates Realtors
Realtor

Mike Adler joined the advisory board in 2010. He joined Restaino & Associates Realtors in 2007 and has more than 38 years of real estate sales experience in the Madison area. He is listed among the top one percent nationally for Homegain, according to the National Association of Realtors. Mike is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He spends time coaching young adults in bowling and baseball.

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David Baehr

Baehr, Inc.
President

David Baehr joined the advisory board in 2015 and is the President of Baehr Inc., a real estate brokerage firm established in 1995. He owns a real estate portfolio of approximately 600 units with the help of his companies, Ursa Management and Prairie Construction. David’s professional and community service includes local and national real estate boards, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, the committees for Sun Prairie planning and economic development. David is also an owner and serves on the Board of Directors of American Extractions, which produced the world’s first CBD nano-ionized distillate using Cellular Deconstruction™ Technology.

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Matt Younkle

Pythonic Corporation
Co-founder & CEO

Matt Younkle, who joined the board in 2020, is a successful serial entrepreneur and nationally renowned inventor and leader with a background in engineering, product development and business development. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Pythonic Corporation, a company that streamlines and automates document review workflows, and Co-founder of Move Counselors, LLC., an enterprise software platform. Matt was a Co-founder and the CEO of Murfie, and Founder and President of Laminar Technologies, LLC. He has served on several local boards and co-founded the Wisconsin Innovation Awards and The Forward Festival. Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering.

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Valerie Renk

Habitat for Humanity of Dane Co.
CEO

Valerie Renk, elected to the advisory board in 2021, and has been CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Dane Co. since 2012. Born in Illinois, Valerie received a BS from UW-Madison, and has experience in financial services, agriculture, higher education, and cooperatives. She has spoken about cooperatives to numerous groups, including the United Nations. Valerie is a compensated member of the Community Investment Advisory Committee at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. She also is a Principal & Director of Johnson Land, a family partnership and trust. She serves on the boards of Madison Rotary Club and her local chamber of commerce.

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Mark Greene

SafetyNet
Director

Mark Greene joined the advisory board in 2021 and is the Director at SafetyNet, a startup company within CUNA Mutual Group’s Innovation Lab. SafetyNet focuses on solving working Americans’ savings and cash flow challenges with simple, transparent, and cost-effective solutions. Since 2013, Mark has chaired the Economic Development Committee for the City of Madison. He is also an Instructor Pilot for the Air National Guard. Mark received a Doctor of Law (JD) from the University of Wisconsin Law school and a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy.

These top managers initiate action on key organizational challenges, bank industry developments, company financial performance, staffing, staff development and top projects in the organization. They review key financial data and set major project priorities.

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Don Morgan


Chief Executive Officer

 

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Brenna Grossbauer


Chief Human Resources Officer

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LaDawn Schmitt


Chief Credit Officer

 

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Ryan McKay


Chief Risk Officer

 

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Rick Geloff


Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer

 

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Dave Hoekstra


Chief Banking Officer

 

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