Security Financial Bank Employees Receive WBA Lifetime Service Awards

Security Financial Bank Employees Receive WBA Lifetime Service Awards

Article By: Becky Seelen

EAU CLAIRE - Several employees at Security Financial Bank were recently honored with a Lifetime Service Award from the Wisconsin Bankers Association. The award recognizes bankers who have completed at least 30 years of service in the industry. The following SFB staff members were recipients: Marcia Berger, Durand location; Mary Berger, Eau Claire Corporate; Cheryl Carter, Ladysmith; Cindy Koller, Durand; Laurae Mallinson, Ladysmith; Jean Marcon, Ladysmith; Faye Owen, Durand; Paul Rudersdorf, Eau Claire Corporate; and Julie Sabelko, Eau Claire Corporate. 

Marcia Berger started her career at SFB in 1976 working in the Bookkeeping Department. Throughout the years, she also has worked in the loan department and as operations officer/teller supervisor. In 2007, she became the customer service officer, and today she serves as the Call Center manager. 

Mary Berger began her career in bookkeeping and soon moved into a teller position.  After nine years, she moved into the lending area processing loan payments. In 2003, she became a banking assistant helping customers with various banking needs. Today, Mary is a Central Loan Services specialist.

Cheryl Carter, a mortgage banker in SFB's Ladysmith office, recently celebrated her 40th year in the industry. Through her banking career, she has held many positions including teller, compliance officer, BSA officer, HR manager and bank security officer. Carter has experience in the loan department and real estate lending. In 2011, she became a mortgage banker where she continues to enjoy helping Security Financial Bank customers find their forever home.

Cindy Koller began her career with Security Financial Bank as a teller in December of 1978 and is currently serving as the lead teller of SFB's Durand location. Koller has witnessed and experienced many changes in banking over her 40-year career. In her current role, she relies on the knowledge and experience she has gained to meet the needs of SFB customers and to manage and support the Teller Department and staff in Durand.

Laurae Mallinson began her banking career in 1972 in bookkeeping. SFB is fortunate to have her as a teller in its Ladysmith office.

Jean Marcon started at the bank in Ladysmith in 1976, took a short break to have a family and returned in 1978. She has trained as the backup bookkeeper and ran proof for 18 years. She was promoted to head teller and later became assistant cashier and booked loans.

 Faye Owen was originally hired as the lead system operator and bookkeeping clerk for Security National Bank in Durand in 1977. She later became the supervisor of data processing and bookkeeping. Owen also has supervised the operations and teller staff at the Bank. In 2003, she was appointed as the Bank's security officer and Bank Secrecy Act officer. Later, Owen was appointed as OFAC officer, Fact Act officer, and in 2015, the roles of ERM officer and compliance officer.

Paul Rudersdorf began his banking career in 1986. Throughout his banking career at several banks, Rudersdorf served different roles including commercial lender, overseeing the Commercial Lending, Credit, Retail, Marketing, and Sales, and was part of the Executive Management. In 2015, Rudersdorf joined SFB and currently serves as president and CEO.

Julie Sabelko's entire banking career has been with Security Financial Bank. She started in April 1988 as a teller and is currently serving as director of quality control. During her 30-year tenure, she has gained valuable experience in many areas of banking such as teller/customer service, new accounts, deposit and loan operations, data processing, investment portfolio accounting/record keeping, accounts payable, shareholder relations, human resources, corporate secretary and supervisory management.