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First Business Financial Services has made a number of appointments to the First Business Bank board of directors.

The board was formed after the holding company consolidated its three bank charters into one.

Rita Cortes, Tim Keane and W. Kent Lorenz have joined the board.

Cortes previously served on the Alterra Bank board, which dissolved on June 1. Cortes remains a member of First Business Bank’s Kansas City region advisory board. She is also an executive director of the Menorah Heritage Foundation and was previously a partner with Seigfreid Bingham, practicing law within all aspects of general business.

Keane and Lorenz previously served on First Business Bank – Milwaukee board, which dissolved on June 1.

Both are members of First Business Bank’s Milwaukee region advisory board, and Keane is also a member of the bank’s Kansas City region advisory board.

Keane is a director of Golden Angels Investors, manages investments for the group, and was the founder and CEO of Retail Target Marketing Systems, now a unit of Fidelity Information Services.

Lorenz recently retired as chairman and CEO of Acieta, a provider of advanced industrial robotic automation systems to North American manufacturers and their global affiliates.

He is the managing partner of DKR Investors, a commercial real estate investment company based in Pewaukee, Wis., and was appointed in 2014 to serve on the Wisconsin Technical College System board of directors where he currently serves as board secretary.

First Business Financial Services is a bank holding company and parent of First Business Bank.

First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions.