Lucas Stangl of Merchants Bank Earns Accredited ACH Professional Certification

Lucas Stangl, AAP, Treasury Management Sales Support Officer Lead

Lucas Stangl has earned the Accredited Automated Clearing House Professional (AAP) designation according to Kerri Bronk, Vice President/Senior Operations/eChannel Officer for Merchants Bank.

“We strive to be a resource for our customers and Lucas becoming an AAP exemplifies our commitment to being a true financial partner. Automated Clearing House payments can be complicated so having another AAP on staff at Merchants is a huge benefit for our customers who want to implement payment strategies or improve payment efficiency,” said Bronk.

Stangl is the Treasury Management Support Officer for Merchants and has been with the Bank since 2013. To obtain his AAP accreditation, he completed course work and testing on the Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments system through the National Automated Clearing House Association.

“I enjoy working with our customers every day and knew that becoming an AAP would help me better serve them. With this accreditation, I’ll stay up-to-date on ACH best practices and related regulations and be able to share my in-depth knowledge with customers and fellow co-workers,” said Stangl.

Stangl has been in banking since 2011 and led the Merchants Bank Electronic Banking team from 2013-2019. He then transitioned to Treasury Management Support Officer for the company to focus solely on the digital needs of the Bank’s commercial treasury clients.

The Merchants Bank Treasury Management & Commercial Lending team is comprised of more than 40 local experts, available throughout our regional footprint. Merchants’ Treasury Management experts can help with cash flow strategies, custom account protection tools and effective options for collecting and making payments. As a regional banking leader, Merchants Bank can assist businesses of any size with their business financing needs, including traditional commercial loans, leases and special loan program offerings.

Merchants Bank is a full service community bank with 23 branches in southeastern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. Headquartered in Winona, MN, the Bank has more than $2.7 billion in assets and was founded in 1875. Member FDIC.