Board of Directors
John Soderberg began his career at First National Community Bank on June 1, 1964 and worked his way through the ranks in every position the bank offered. In 1976, John assumed the role of President and has been a consistent leader throughout New Richmond and St. Croix County as a whole through the years.
Presently CEO and Chairman of the Board of FNCB, John also serves as a founding member and the Chair of the New Richmond Area Economic Development Corporation, the Chair of the St. Croix River Bridge Crossing project, and a board member for the St. Croix Press Board of Directors.
John's list of involvements and accomplishments are extensive and span more than sixty years throughout the region. Community banking is a true passion for John and the Soderberg family as a whole and this is evident with the addition of his children, Scott and Elizabeth, who assumed Director roles on the FNCB board in 2013 as part of a long range succession plan for First National Community Bank.
Libby Soderberg currently serves as General Counsel for Optum Insight, where she manages all legal affairs for the company, including general business legal advice, alliance relationships, customer and vendor contracting, technology and intellectual property transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and employment matters. Prior to taking on this role, she was lead counsel for the Optum Insight Provider Market Group, and was head of the Optum Insight Customer and Vendor Contracting Group. Libby has been with Optum since 2006.
Prior to joining Optum,Libby was a partner with the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, LLP where she advised clients on a broad spectrum of technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Libby holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University in St. Paul,Minnesota and a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul and is a member of the Minnesota bar.
Scott Soderberg is an attorney who has represented the interests of injured workers for 28 years. He has managed the firms of Soderberg & Vail and Soderberg Law Firm since 1997. Scott has also taught courses in the Legal Studies department at Hamline University and presented at numerous legal education seminars. Over the past 20 years, Scott has been deeply involved in volunteering for youth and amateur sports organizations. In addition to coaching football, basketball and baseball, he served as a director and later secretary of the Eden Prairie Baseball Association for 15 years. Scott has also managed several spring trips, fundraising efforts, and various tournaments for Eden Prairie High School, American Legion Baseball and, Gustavus Adolphus College.
In his spare time Scott enjoys hiking and various recreational sports, following his sons' town ball team, and taking family vacations.
Board of Directors, First National Community Bank, New Richmond (2013-present)
Board of Directors/Secretary, Eden Prairie Baseball Association (2000-2014)
Volunteer/Fundraiser, Eden Prairie High School (2008-2013)
Volunteer/Tournaments, American Legion Baseball (2010-2013)
Volunteer, People Reaching Out to People (PROP) (2009-2011)
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law (1988)
B.A., Business Administration, Hamline University (1984)
New Richmond High School (1980)
Dennis Nybakken has more than 40 years of financial industry experience. He began at First National Community Bank in 1992 and served as the President of the bank until 2011. Originally from South St. Paul, Denny attended the Pacific Coast Banking School in Washington State. He served as both Assistant District Governor and President of the Rotary Club of New Richmond. In addition to his service on the FNCB Board of Directors, he has also served on the board for the New Richmond Educational Foundation and First Lutheran Church. Denny's list of volunteerism runs deep throughout St. Croix County where he is retired from banking in the traditional sense but enjoys his time on the board here at FNCB.
Thomas Schumacher has over 30 years of experience representing closely held businesses with all aspects of business planning, including choice of entity, capital formation, business transitions, mergers and acquisitions.
A founder of Bakke Norman Law Offices in 1985, Tom has served as the firm's managing shareholder since 1999. He has volunteered in various capacities with the State Bar of Wisconsin and area economic development boards. He also served on the Baldwin-Woodville Area School Board for 15 years.
Tom stays active as a basketball coach and referee, and also runs and plays golf.
Board of Directors, First National Community Bank (2015-present)
Chairperson, Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (2014-present)
Board of Directors, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (2006-2013)
School Board, Baldwin-Woodville Area School District (1995-2010)
Trustee, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hammond, WI
Captain, Cross Country and Track & Field Teams, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Todd Loehr is the President & CEO of Wisconsin LIghting, Inc., a New Richmond ecommerce lighting and lampshade company. An electrical engineering graduate of the University of Minnesota, Todd spent his first 11 years in business working in both Switzerland and Germany where he served on the executive management team for the Swiss industrial packaging company, presently known as Bosch Packaging. Todd and his wife, Tamara, moved back to the midwest in 2006, and shortly after, he and his father, Vern, purchased Wisconsin Lighting where they turned a business-to-business format to a direct to consumer sales company relying on internet sales. Wisconsin Lighting, Inc., has now earned the title of "St. Croix County Small Business of the Year" by the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation. Todd is active with City of New Richmond Economic Development projects. He volunteers his time as a hockey coach, and enjoys the outdoors and traveling with his wife and their 4 children.
Mark Casey is the Executive Vice President for First National Community Bank and has been with FNCB since 2008. Mark grew up in New Richmond and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, graduating in 1992. He is also a graduate of the UW Madison Graduate School of Banking.
Mark served on the Board of Directors of the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation for 5 years, as well as, the New Richmond Golf Course Board for 3 years. He currently serves on the Board for Five Loaves Food Shelf and Two Fish Thrift Store.
Thomas Mews is the President of First National Community Bank and started in the financial services industry in 1996. He became part of the First National Community Bank team in 2001. Prior to becoming President in 2011, Tom held the position of Senior Vice President of Credit Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has also completed the Graduate School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tom presently serves on the Board of Directors for First National Community Bank, Westfield's Hospital, Westfield's Hospital Foundation, and serves in an advisory capacity for Wisconsin Business Development. Additionally, he has served as a Director for the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the New Richmond Area Community Foundation.