Associated Banc-Corp has named financial services veteran Susan Pickering senior vice president and regional manager of the bank's Private Client & Institutional Services group. She will lead a team of relationship managers who provide wealth management services for high-net-worth clients and retirement plan services for institutions, the bank said in a statement. She will be responsible for the southern region of the bank's business footprint, which includes both Milwaukee and Madison.

The position she assumes was vacated in April, the bank said.

Pickering joins Associated from JP Morgan, where she served as executive director of private wealth management in Milwaukee. In that role, she led a team in delivering investment, banking and fiduciary services to high-net-worth families, foundations and trusts. Prior to that, she was a private banker at M&I Wealth Management. She has more than 25 years of financial services experience, Associated said.

Associated Banc-Corp is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and has assets of $22 billion.