Rogers will lead all branches of Kerndt Brothers Bank as President

Duane Rogers ...
Duane Rogers ...

Kerndt Brothers Bank has announced that Duane Rogers has joined the bank as President. Rogers will be actively involved with Bank CEO James Kerndt in directing and leading strategic initiatives to support bank growth and profitability.

Rogers joins Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank from People’s State Bank in Prairie du Chien, WI where he was Vice President of Business Development. He brings with him over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry.

In making the announcement, James Kerndt, CEO of Kerndt Brothers Bank, stated, “Duane Rogers brings significant experience in a variety of commercial and agricultural capacities. His background in management and lending will be a strong asset to Kerndt Brothers Bank as we strive to keep pace with our customers’ banking and lending needs. His wealth of experience will not only provide him with the opportunity to serve as the bank president, but he will also be able to provide direct lending services to our customers.”

“Leadership is about service, and Kerndt Brothers Bank is committed to that ideal. Its commitment to its customers, its employees, and the communities in which it operates is the essence of what community banking is all about,” commented Rogers. “I look forward to serving alongside the Kerndt Brothers Bank team to continue to take great care of our current and future customers, partner with our neighbors to make our communities stronger and continue our people and our organization. I invite you to stop by our Lansing office to visit and see what Kerndt Brothers Bank is all about.”

Rogers grew up in Ohio, IL and graduated from Purdue University where he earned a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. He is married to Misty Lemon-Rogers, business professor at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. They have one daughter who is a freshman at Augustana College.

Rogers can be reached at 563-538-0376 or 563-794-2396 and by email at

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