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Breck F. Hanson joined Associated Bank in September 2010 as Executive Vice President, head of commercial real estate. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing and growing Associated Bank's commercial real estate presence in the Midwest. In late 2014 Mr. Hanson took on the additional responsibilities of Chicago Market President. In January 2016 Hanson was named the Banks Vice Chairman. Hanson retired effective January 1, 2018.

Mr. Hanson career spanned 40 years of experience in the banking and commercial real estate industries. He served as regional real estate executive at Bank of America, where he oversaw all real estate transactions in the Midwest. For 20 years previously, Mr. Hanson served as Executive Vice President at LaSalle Bank, where he managed a national commercial real estate lending program.

Mr. Hanson holds an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University. He serves on the board of directors at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and is President of Board of Trustees for Rainbows (for All God's Children). Mr. Hanson is also on the Dean's Advisory Council at Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He also serves on the advisory boards of Morgan Harbour Construction company (a Chicago based contractor), Oppidan (a Minneapolis based commercial real estate development company), and Mandel Group (a Milwaukee based commercial real estate developer and investor).

Hanson and his wife Nancy reside in Chicago. They are the parents of four children and grandparents of five boys.