Founded in 1892, the Wisconsin Bankers Association is the state’s largest financial industry trade association, representing more than 200 commercial banks and savings institutions and over 35,000 employees.
The Association represents banks of all sizes from banks in rural Wisconsin to the state’s largest financial institution in Green Bay, and nearly 98 percent of banks in the state are WBA members.
We promote a healthy environment for banks in Wisconsin through actively advocating for, educating, and supporting our members.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:
The Wisconsin Bankers Association’s (WBA) mission is to promote a healthy environment for banks in Wisconsin that, in turn, focus on helping their local communities. Ensuring that a broad mix of individuals with a variety of ideas, differing viewpoints, thought processes, backgrounds, and experiences play a meaningful role in all aspects of the banking industry is critical to the success of WBA and its members. Embracing differences and promoting equity is at the foundation of WBA as an employer and as a trade association.
Similar to the banking industry we serve, WBA understands that in order to more fully accomplish our mission, and live our values, we must leverage the diverse backgrounds, skills, knowledge, and perspectives of our members, Board of Directors, vendors, and employees. WBA is passionate about fostering a culture for members and employees where everyone feels welcome, included, empowered, and valued. This includes attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, and encouraging our staff to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all internal teams and across external relationships and services.
WBA has three subsidiaries and a public charity which offer cost-effective and quality products for banks: