Associated Banc-Corp has announced the retirement of Arthur Heise as chief risk officer, effective July 1. Randall Erickson will assume Heise's responsibilities as chief risk officer on May 1, in addition to his current roles as general counsel and secretary.

The company also announced that Nicole Kitowski has been promoted to the role of deputy chief risk officer, effective immediately. Reporting to Erickson, Kitowski retains existing responsibility for financial intelligence, corporate security, third-party risk management and adds operational risk management.

Kitowski joined Associated Banc-Corp in 1992 as a teller and held increasingly responsible positions in information technology and strategic planning, as well as risk management.