Bob Atwell, Chairman

Bob is the founding CEO of Nicolet National Bank. He has over 35 years of experience as a Wisconsin banker. He is a graduate of Beloit college (’80) and the Yale School of Management (’83). Bob is Lead Director for the Ariens Company Board, serves on the Boards of Hospital Sisters Health System, Great Northern Corporation, Saris Cycling Group, University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and Relevant Radio, a national Catholic radio network. He is a frequent speaker on leadership and community banking as well as entrepreneurship, ethics, faith and economics.

Rachel Campos-Duffy

Rachel Duffy is a published author, communications consultant, and television personality specializing in political analysis, culture and parenting. She is the host of America's #1 rated cable news morning show, FOX & Friends on the FOX News network. Rachel has also appeared as a frequent guest on NBC's Today Show and ABC's The View. In 2008, she co-hosted the series "Speaking of Women's Health" on the Lifetime Network with the legendary Florence Henderson. Her advocacy work has included serving as the national spokesperson for The LIBRE Initiative, a non-profit group that advocates for the economic empowerment of Hispanics through limited government, entrepreneurship and self-reliance. Rachel's debut children's book set to be released in Fall 2019 by Regnery Kids, is a story about a little girl's adventure inside the U.S. Capitol inspired by real life events where she learns about patriotism, courage and her immigrant father's journey to citizenship. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Arizona State University's Honors Program and a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. Rachel lives in Wisconsin with her husband, former Congressman Sean Duffy [R-WI], and her nine awesome kids!

Mike Daniels

Mike is currently President & CEO of Nicolet National Bank, which he co-founded in 2000 with Bob Atwell. Starting from zero, Nicolet will be a $7.5 billion asset company, and is publicly-traded (NCBS). Nicolet has continued to grow organically every year since inception and has also recently grown through M&A activities. All told, Mike has led the successful integration of nine acquisitions in eight years.

Mike is a 1986 graduate of St. Norbert College in De Pere WI. He also serves on a number of community and non-profit boards, including being the founding President of the Nicolet National Foundation. He was a former chairman of UFS, Inc., a data services company in Grafton WI and still serves as a board member. Mike is also a board member of NPS, Inc. N/K/A FyterTech Nonwovens, LLC, a successful tissue and non-woven manufacturer with locations across the US and UK. Mike is well-known in the Northeast WI communities as a sounding board for entrepreneurs and business executives, as well as young professionals.

Héctor Colón

Servant-CEO, Héctor Colón is the President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS). Under his visionary and Servant-Leadership approach, Colón has positioned LSS for greatness - adapting new models and business strategies to increase impact and viability for staff, clients and the organization. Before the start of Colón’s tenure in 2017, the organization had not met its budget for four consecutive years. During Colón’s first three years, LSS grew from over $4 million in losses to $8 million in gains resulting in a $12.4 million financial turnaround No stranger to financial turnarounds, Colón worked with his team to turn multi-million dollar deficits into multi-million dollar surpluses while serving as Executive Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, he led several countywide initiatives, including efforts to reform the juvenile justice system, end chronic homelessness, transform mental health care, and end a 30- year waitlist for disabilities services. Héctor will say that his own personal and professional turnaround began in boxing. As a member and champion of the national USA Boxing team, he won seven national titles and competed in the 1992 Olympic trials. At the height of his boxing career, Colón stepped away from a lucrative boxing career to serve God. Today, he is the USA Boxing Board Vice President where he and the organization focus on inspiring athletes to discover their own path towards personal and professional greatness. He also serves on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Colón’s life experiences and success prepared him to answer the call of Servant-CEO. He is working to inspire a Servant-CEO collective to revolutionize the social services sector as we know it today in the following ways: • Position the nonprofit industry as the employer of choice • Fully commit to the growth and development of all clients and their potential for greatness • Reimagine a Servant-Led sector that will thrive well beyond the next century Colón was named a 2021 Notable Minority Leader and the 2019 Nonprofit Executive of the Year by BizTimes Media. He also was chosen as Hispanic Man of the year by United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS). His first book, “From Boxing Ring to Boardroom: Five Virtues For Life and Leadership” is now available for purchase on and

John N. Dykema

John N. Dykema has served as Director of the Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. and Nicolet National Bank since 2006. He is Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Wrapper Corporation and Circle Packaging Machinery, Inc., manufacturers of custom packaging machinery in De Pere. He is on the Boards of FyterTech Nonwovens LLC, Hassia-Redatron GmbH (Butzbach, Germany), and Effytec Packaging (Barcelona, Spain). He is a Director and Vice Chair of the Bellin Health System, Inc.

Terrence R. Fulwiler

Terrence R. Fulwiler has served as a Director of Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. since 2016. He served as a Director of Baylake Corp. and Baylake Bank from 2010-2016. He was CEO of the WS Packaging Group of Companies. Currently he is Chairman of Bellin Health Systems of Green Bay, Board Member of the Green Bay Packers, EMT International of Green Bay, NPS Co. of Green Bay, On-Site Productions of Green Bay, and the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Foundation. Member of the Bellin College Board of Trustees; board member of East Shore Industries, and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

Christopher J. Ghidorzi

Christopher J. Ghidorzi has served as Director of Property Development, C.A. Ghidorzi, Inc. and Affiliates (2007 - Present). Previously: Director of Equity Trading, Robert W. Baird & Co. (2001 - 2007). Chris is a trusted advisor to clients, consistently challenging the economics of their real estate development, lease and building plans to realize the best long-term value for the owner. Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Finance and Business Administration. He was a member of the Badger football team that won back to back Rose Bowl Championships in 1999 and 2000 and served as team captain. Chris was named an Academic All-American Athlete and was also awarded the Ivan B. Williams Scholastic Award for holding the highest GPA on the team.

Andrew F. Hetzel Jr.

Andrew Hetzel served as a Nicolet Bankshares Director from 2001-2016, returning as a Director in May 2018. He is Owner and CEO of FyterTech Nonwovens LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of spill control, filtration and wiping products, headquartered in Green Bay, WI. He is also a board member of Visonex, LLC, a Healthcare Diagnostics Company headquartered in Green Bay and the New North Inc., a regional economic development corporation for the 18 counties in Northeast Wisconsin.

Donald J. Long Jr.

Donald J. Long, Jr. has served as Director of the Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. since 2000. He is former Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Century Drill & Tool Co., Inc., an expediter of power tool accessories.

Ann K. Lawson

Ann K. Lawson, CPA, CMA, has served as Director of Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. and Nicolet National Bank since May 2021. She was Chief Financial Officer of Nicolet from February 2009 until her retirement in June 2021. Ann previously served 10 years as Director of Corporate Accounting and Reporting for Associated Bank, Green Bay, 5 years as Principal Accounting Officer of a regional community bank in North Carolina, and 7 years in public accounting with KPMG LLP. Ann currently serves on the local Quality Board for Hospital Sisters Health System.

Susan L. Merkatoris

Susan L. Merkatoris, CPA has served as Director of Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. since 2003. She is the owner of Larboard Enterprises, LLC, which operates multiple The UPS Store franchise locations.

Dustin J. McClone

Dustin McClone is President & CEO at McClone Insurance. Dustin brings over 15 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining McClone, Dustin worked for one of the largest reinsurers in the country with a focus on large employer self-funded health plans. Dustin holds his bachelor’s degree with a double major in finance and economics from Marquette University. Dustin is dedicated to making significant positive impacts in local communities throughout Wisconsin. He founded the United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders program, which raises more than $800,000 annually for the not-for-profit organization. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of United Way Fox Cities.

Oliver Pierce Smith

Pierce Smith serves of the board of Menasha Corporation, a manufacturer of corrugated and plastic packaging to consumer packaged goods companies, automotive, and industrial companies. Prior to joining Menasha's board, Pierce worked for Menasha Packaging, the company's largest division, as Director of Purchasing where he was responsible for indirect contracts, supplier relations, and the company's real estate foot print. Pierce also previously worked in operations, logistics, information technology, and in integrating multiple company acquisitions. Prior to joining Menasha, Pierce was a consultant for Accenture in New York, NY analyzing systems and processes for technology, media, and telecommunications clients. Pierce received a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, NJ in Mechanical Engineering. Pierce served on FNB Fox Valley's board since 2009 which included serving at times on ALCO, Audit, and Mergers & Acquisition committees. He also chaired the Governance committee. He serves on the board of the Theda Care Foundation, serving Neenah's local health system. He also serves as an advisor to the Winnebago Seed Fund, a Neenah venture capital group and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Paine Arts Center & Gardens in Oshkosh. Pierce grew up in Neenah and returned to his hometown to live and work in 2013.

Robert J. Weyers

Robert J. Weyers has served as Director of the Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. since 2000. He is Co-Owner of Weyers Group, a private equity investment firm, Commercial Horizons, Inc., a commercial property development company, and PBJ Holdings, LLC, a real estate holding company.

Paul Tobias

Paul Tobias is the former Chairman and CEO of Mackinac Financial Corporation. Paul’s 46 years of experience includes commercial banking, investment banking, turn around management, asset management and private equity/hedge fund investing. Paul is a cum laude graduate of Albion College and holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan. Paul serves as Chairman of the Elcot Fund, a London based private investment fund and is an advisor to Clarkston Private Client, a Michigan based RIA. Paul is a former Board member and former Board Chairman of Albion College and a former Board member and Past President of Oakland Hills Country Club. Paul is also the Investment chairperson for the Judson Center Foundation and a member of the First Foundation committee at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham.