Tom Maxwell, Sr. - President

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2015 News, Updates & Staff Additions from the desk of Tom Maxwell, President of Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust

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The Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Marinette, is pleased to announce that Sarah Harding has been hired as a Loan Officer. 

Sara Harding
Press release by Marguerite Lozier April 11, 2015

The Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Marinette, is pleased to announce that Sarah Harding has been hired as a Loan Officer.  Located at the bank’s downtown office on Ludington Street, Harding is specializing in mortgage lending.

Most recently employed as a licensed realtor in this area she is very knowledgeable about both residential and commercial properties.  Her experience as a realtor also gives her insight into what home buyers are looking for in buying homes.  It also enables her to tailor financing plans to meet buyer’s expectations and budgets.

A Marinette native she is a graduate of Marinette High School and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She is active in the community serving as a board member of the Marinette County Redevelopment Authority.  This organization provides assistance to home buyers and works with rehabilitation loans.

Sarah resides in Marinette with her husband Jim.


At the annual reorganization meeting of the Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Thomas K. Maxwell II was elected bank president.

TK Maxwell II
Press release by Marguerite Lozier March 9, 2015

At the annual reorganization meeting of the Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Thomas K. Maxwell II was elected bank president.  Founded in 1902 he became the bank’s seventh president.

Thomas K. Maxwell II joined the bank in December 2010 as Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer.  He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2014.

Prior to employment at the Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust he served as Vice President of commercial banking at First Midwest Bank in Chicago.  He began his career there as a credit analyst.

A Marinette native he graduated from Marinette High School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  He is presently attending the Graduate School of Banking at UW Madison.

Active in the community he is currently president of the Marinette Kiwanis Club and a member of the Peshtigo Urban Development Action Grant Revolving Loan Committee.

He resides in Peshtigo with his wife, Lisa and their three daughters.

He succeeds Thomas K. Maxwell as president who will continue to work at the bank on a part-time basis.

Also at the reorganization meeting the following were elected as directors:  Dr. William Bourgeois; Alfred Czerniewski, James Martell; Thomas K. Maxwell; Thomas K. Maxwell II; Jay Thomas; and Jeff Zeratsky.

The Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Marinette, is pleased to announce that Laura McMahon has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager/Personal Banker

Laura McMahon
Press release by Marguerite Lozier April 11, 2015

Laura McMahon has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager/Personal Banker at the Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust.  She has been employed at the Roosevelt Road branch since October 2011.

Her responsibilities include assisting in the daily operations of the branch, supervising employees and business development.  She also manages the vault and is trained as a teller.  She assists customers in opening various types of accounts including:  checking; savings; certificates of deposits; and individual retirement account.

Bank President Thomas K. Maxwell II said that Laura is a key member of our team and her versatility is a real asset to the bank.

Laura and her husband Gary reside in Marinette with their two daughters.

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