Senior Management

Northwestern Bank – Senior Management

Below is a list of Northwestern Bank's Senior Management Staff and their information.

  • Jamie Leibrandt
    Senior Vice President / Senior Lending Officer
    Chippewa Falls
    Commercial Lending
    (715) 723.4461 [email protected]
    NMLS Number: 507812
    Meet Jamie
    Jamie Leibrandt
    Senior Vice President / Senior Lending Officer
    Chippewa Falls
    Commercial Lending
    (715) 723.4461 [email protected]
    NMLS Number: 507812

    Jamie serves as the Senior Vice President and is a Senior Lending Officer at Northwestern Bank. With over 25 years of commercial banking experience, 13 of those employed at Northwestern bank, Jamie offers his clients a wealth of knowledge to help their company succeed. Jamie believes getting to know the client, their families and their businesses allows him to provide the best solutions for all their banking needs and truly appreciates Northwestern Bank’s commitment to building quality relationships. 

    Jamie grew up in Durand and now he and his family call Chippewa Falls, ‘home’.

  • Tracey Smiskey
    Market President - Eau Claire Area
    River Prairie
    [email protected]
    NMLS Number: 1577962
    Meet Tracey
    Tracey Smiskey
    Market President - Eau Claire Area
    River Prairie
    [email protected]
    NMLS Number: 1577962

    Tracey is Market President of Northwestern Bank at our River Prairie Office in Altoona, WI. Tracey and her family have called the Chippewa Valley ‘home’ for the past 12 years. She and her husband agree that this area is the best place to raise a family. They have three beautiful children, ages 12, 11 and 6.

    Tracey is involved in many local organizations, including the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Center and Women’s Giving Circle. She is also involved coaching youth sports in the community. Tracey’s professional passion is working with businesses to simplify the banking process.

  • Michele Koch
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Jerry Kuehl
    Senior Vice President / Sales & Marketing
    Chippewa Falls or River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    (715) 723.4461 [email protected]
    NMLS Number: 507808
    Meet Jerry
    Jerry Kuehl
    Senior Vice President / Sales & Marketing
    Chippewa Falls or River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    (715) 723.4461 [email protected]
    NMLS Number: 507808

    Jerry Kuehl is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Northwestern Bank. Jerry’s banking career initially started in the city of Milwaukee. In 1993, he decided to relocate to the Chippewa Valley.

    Jerry believes community banking is all about relationships. Taking the time to learn about his client's dreams, passions, and goals are what he feels is the most important part of his job. He believes his role is so much more than simply funding transactions, which is why he enjoys leading community affairs; a critical role of his position.

    Jerry and his wife, Mary have two adult daughters. The four seasons, a creative workforce, and an up-and-coming music and arts scene makes our city a great place to call home and an exciting time to live in the Chippewa Valley. Outside of work, Jerry likes to travel, the arts, and enjoy fine malted beverages! 

  • Melissa Grill
    Chief Financial Officer & Cashier
  • Jerry Jacobson
    President
    Chippewa Falls
    Started on Board: 1/1994
    (715) 723.4461 [email protected]
    Meet Jerry
    Jerry Jacobson
    President
    Chippewa Falls
    (715) 723.4461 [email protected]

    Jerry Jacobson is President of Northwestern bank and has been the CEO since 1998. A Chippewa Falls native, he continued his education at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, where he graduated with a degree in Economics.  As a lifelong learner, he has also furthered his education in Chicago, earning his MBA in Finance. Jerry brings over 40 years of banking experience to the greater Chippewa Valley.

    Jerry has a strong passion for philanthropic giving, community engagement, and strengthening the future of the Chippewa Valley.