Commercial & Vendor
“I am truly honored to be accepted onto this team of extraordinary bankers,” said Gary Heckendorf. Recently, Heckendorf joined the growing team of Partnership Bank Business Bankers as a Senior Vice President working out of the Bank’s Cedarburg office.
“Partnership Bank has deep roots in Ozaukee County going back over 40 years,” Heckendorf continued,“ and I consider it a privilege to be rejoining the ‘old’ Ozaukee Bank team and again working alongside the people who built and ran that very successful bank.”
A 25 year veteran of community banking, Heckendorf worked at Port Washington State Bank (PWSB) for over eight years where he managed a loan portfolio nearing $100 million. At Partnership Bank, his responsibilities will include business development and lending in Ozaukee and Washington counties.
“We are thrilled to have Gary join our team,” said Vince Cameranesi, President - Partnership Bank. “Gary is a kind soul and so well respected by the business community as a fair and honest person who has his client’s best interests as his top priority.”
Heckendorf makes his home in Jackson with his wife Holly and his three daughters. In his spare time, he golfs and is involved with a variety of community activities.
“It is important to have a banker you know and trust,” said Kevin Doherty, Vice President with Partnership Bank. Doherty, who joined the Ag/Business Banking team at Partnership Bank, brings over 13 years of Ag lending and credit experience with him. Most recently, he worked for Badgerland Financial as their Credit Delivery Director.
Doherty will focused on Ag and Business lending with an occasional mortgage as rates are still low and people are buying in record numbers as well as refinancing. In addition, he will be helping to develop new product which provide financing for niche markets and add greater depth to the existing product lines. “I am excited to be here,” Doherty added, “Partnership Bank has been on my radar for quite some time…I kept seeing Partnership Bank associates volunteering in the community, supporting causes that are near to my heart, and many times bringing a completely new perspective to projects and programs. I can now proudly say…I’m part of this team that is making a difference in Watertown and surrounding areas.”
“I know I am speaking for our whole Bank team when I say we are thrilled to have Kevin here,” said Nate Salas, President with Partnership Bank. “Our business is growing – Kevin is part of the fabric of this community and builds relationships quickly. It’s a win-win.”
A resident of Watertown, Kevin lives on a 10 acre farm with his wife Jean and two children, Nathan and Megan. In the community, Kevin volunteers with various church and school projects and is the Business Representative for Jefferson County Meat Animal Project. As well, he is the Treasurer of the World Beef Expo which is one of the Midwest’s largest cattle expositions with over 420 exhibitors from 16 states.
In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family showing pigs at local, state and national shows. Kevin has a passion for the outdoors especially hunting.