Two long time employees of Jackson County Bank (JCB) will be retiring at the end of the year.

In a press release sent today (12/15), JCB made the announcement that President John Drace and Executive Vice President Fred Goettl will be retiring from the financial institution. Drace, who has served as President for the past 11 years, started at JCB in 1998, and previously worked as a health care administrator at medical clinics in Black River Falls and Eau Claire. Goettl started at JCB in 1983 after earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Both men plan to remain active in the community.

JCB also announced that with the retirements, Heather Diehn has been appointed Interim Branch Manager of JCB. Diehn has been with JCB for more than 20 years and currently serves as Vice President of Operations.

JCB was purchased in November by Security Financial Services Corporation, headquartered in Eau Claire, and a merger is planned for the second half of 2021.

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