Meet The Northwestern Business Banking Team

  • Jody Becker
    Vice President
    River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507807
    Meet Jody
    Jody Becker
    Vice President
    River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507807

    With over 20 years of commercial banking experience, Jody's knowledge of commercial real estate and medium-large businesses, combined with her commitment to delivering superior client service, makes her a valued and trusted Business Banker to her clients.

    Jody enjoys building long-term relationships with business owners while providing financial solutions to help businesses grow in both the short-term and long-term. Jody is proud of the flexibility and array of options Northwestern Bank provides their clients to make financing possible.

    Jody is also actively involved with a variety of local community organizations, and in her free time enjoys UW Badger sports and traveling with her family.

  • Jerry Kuehl
    Senior Vice President / Sales & Marketing
    Chippewa Falls or River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507808
    Meet Jerry
    Jerry Kuehl
    Senior Vice President / Sales & Marketing
    Chippewa Falls or River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507808

    Jerry’s banking career started in Milwaukee. In 1993, he relocated to the Chippewa Valley and joined Northwestern Bank. He has since been a leader in a variety of roles ever since.

    Jerry believes community banking is about relationships. Taking the time to learn about a client's dreams, passions, and goals is the most important part of his job. Along with helping his clients, Jerry enjoys being a community leader in the Chippewa Valley; a critical role of his position.

    Jerry hosts the Banker with a Beer podcast series where he interviews community and business leaders on a variety of general interest topics. The podcast has a strong following and is available on the Northwestern Bank website as well as Eau Claire Hometown RadioSpotify and Apple Podcasts stores.

    Jerry and his wife Mary have two adult daughters, a son-in-law, and recently welcomed their first grandchild. Outside of work, Jerry likes to travel, explore the arts, and enjoy fine malted beverages.

  • Jamie Leibrandt
    Senior Vice President / Senior Lending Officer
    Chippewa Falls
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507812
    Meet Jamie
    Jamie Leibrandt
    Senior Vice President / Senior Lending Officer
    Chippewa Falls
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507812

    With over 25 years of commercial banking experience, Jamie provides business leaders 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 is involved within the community through a variety of roles supporting the McDonell Area Catholic Schools, the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

  • Krista Mayer
    Business Banker
    Chippewa Falls
    NMLS Number: 1827345
    Meet Krista
    Krista Mayer
    Business Banker
    Chippewa Falls
    NMLS Number: 1827345

    Krista earned her Bachelor’s in Finance and International Business from Marquette University and brought several years of experience in Small Business Administration Lending from another financial institution when she began her career at Northwestern Bank.   Krista strives to provide the highest excellence in customer service and is committed to helping customers achieve their professional dreams.

    After being a Girl Scout herself for 20 years, she’s taken an active role as a Board Member for the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. She is also Secretary for the Chippewa Falls Police Department Alumni Association and a member of the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley.

    Krista enjoys exploring the Chippewa Valley and discovering the numerous restaurants, activities, places and the opportunity to meet new people. In her free time Krista spends most of her time outdoors kayaking, hiking, fishing and time with her two dogs, Sam and Luna, and her cat, Kitty.

  • Greg Misfeldt
    Vice President
    Chippewa Falls
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507822
    Meet Greg
    Greg Misfeldt
    Vice President
    Chippewa Falls
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507822

    Greg is a Chippewa Falls native who has been with Northwestern Bank for over 10 years. He appreciates that loan decisions at Northwestern Bank are made by people who are living, working and owning businesses in our local communities. Greg values Northwestern Bank’s commitment to serving others.

    Greg is actively engaged within the community as a Special Olympics basketball coach, a parent-volunteer of McDonell Area Catholic Schools and within various roles supporting the City of Chippewa Falls.

    Greg, his wife and two children and reside in Chippewa Falls.

  • Jennifer Moen
    Cash Management Specialist
    Meet Jennifer
    Jennifer Moen
    Cash Management Specialist
    Chippewa Falls

    Jen specializes in Business Banking and Cash Management Services for businesses in the Chippewa Valley area. Jen's grasp of banking and financial solutions, along with her hands-on approach, make her a valued and trusted banker to the businesses she serves. Jen serves the community through leadership roles supporting the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley and the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Jen lives in Chippewa Falls with her husband and daughter. She enjoys time away from the office, especially time spent together on family vacations.

  • Kent Pickerign
    Vice President
    Cornell & Thorp
    Ag & Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507818
    Meet Kent
    Kent Pickerign
    Vice President
    Cornell & Thorp
    Ag & Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 507818

    Combining Kent's 33 years of banking experience at Northwestern Bank and being a lifetime resident of the Chippewa Valley, Kent understands the big picture regarding lending in our area. He believes that Northwestern Bank stands out in the Chippewa Valley due to the high level of community involvement, and that the bank is truly embedded in the fabric that defines our neighborhoods.

    Kent has been married to wife Chris for over 20 years.  She is a second-grade teacher at Cornell Elementary School and together they have two children, Abby and Sam.

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

    Tracey her husband and three children have called the Chippewa Valley ‘home’ for the past 14 years. She believes the Chippewa Valley area is the best place to raise a family.

    Tracey’s professional passion is working with businesses to simplify the banking process. She enjoys seeing banking clients succeed in their endeavors and loves the opportunity to be a small part of that partnership process.

    Tracey is engaged with many local community organizations, including the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Polka Dot Powerhouse and the Women’s Giving Circle. She is also involved coaching youth sports.

  • Jodi Wolf
    Vice President
    River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 894461
    Meet Jodi
    Jodi Wolf
    Vice President
    River Prairie
    Commercial Lending
    NMLS Number: 894461

    Jodi brings over 25 years of finance and banking experience to the greater Chippewa Valley.  She feels one of the greatest rewards of her job is the opportunity to learn more about all of the amazing business leaders she works alongside.  It is Jodi’s passion to help local businesses succeed and truly enjoys what she does.

    Outside of work, Jodi enjoys spending time with her family. Her and her husband Mike, along with their four children, spend much of their time doing outdoor activities and being active. Jodi has learned over the years that time with her family is priceless.