Popp to replace retiring Johnson Financial Group CEO

By Freeman Staff

Oct. 24, 2017

James R. Popp
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RACINE — When Johnson Financial Group CEO and President Thomas M. Bolger retires Jan. 1, James R. Popp will take over the role. Popp is currently president of Johnson Bank. Johnson Financial Group Chairwoman Helen Johnson Leipold made the announcement about the leadership change Monday in a message to the company’s 1,200 associates.

Thomas M. Bolger
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The Racine-based company also announced that Popp has been appointed president of Johnson Financial Group effective immediately. A resident of Mequon, Popp is active in and sits on the boards of various organizations in the region, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association for Commerce, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Greater Milwaukee Committee.

Popp joined Johnson Bank in May of this year following a nearly three-decade career with the New York City-based banking and financial services firm JP Morgan Chase. During his time with JPMC, he was the president of Chase in Wisconsin and Minnesota and the managing director for Chase Middle Market Banking in Wisconsin.