Government Relations

The WBA Government Relations Committee formulates WBA’s legislative agenda and monitors legislation that directly or indirectly impacts Wisconsin’s tax-paying financial institutions. The committee has approximately six to eight meetings or conference calls per year.

For more information, contact WBA’s Jon Turke at 608-441-1215.

2018-2019 Government Relations Committee

Jeffery Schmid, Chair
Senior Vice President
Fox River State Bank, Burlington

Ron Blawusch
Senior Vice President
Bank of Sun Prairie

Carl R. Cecelia
EVP, Chief Credit Officer
Southport Bank, Kenosha

Dave Coggins
Executive Vice President Ag. Banking
Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc

Steve Eager
President & CEO
Union Bank & Trust Company, Evansville

Nicole Elam
VP, Government Relations
JPMorgan Chase, Chicago

Kirk Emerich
westbury bank, West Bend

Morgan Farmer
Vice President
Park Bank, La Crosse

Joe Fazio
Chairman & CEO
Commerce State Bank, West Bend

David Fink
Founder & President
Settlers Bank, Windsor

Brian Gorman
Senior Vice President
The Peoples Community Bank, Mazomanie

Jim Hegenbarth
Park Bank, Madison

Paul Hoffmann
President and CEO
Monona State Bank

Corey Hoze
Senior Vice President
Associated Bank, Milwaukee

Scott Huedepohl
Community State Bank, Union Grove

Steve Johnson
Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, Minn.

Ryan Kamphuis
Bank of Oakfield

Jimmy Kauffman
President and CEO
Bank of Sun Prairie

David Kruck
VP Business Banking
Horicon Bank, Oshkosh

Gary Kuter
VP Compliance Officer
Capitol Bank, Madison

E. David Locke
McFarland State Bank

Jim Loe
Pioneer Bank, Ladysmith

Roxi Maier
SVP-Business Development
Bank of Prairie du Sac

Tom Mews
First National Community Bank, New Richmond

Amy Myrland
McFarland State Bank

Todd Nagel
River Valley Bank, Wausau

Rebecca Novak
Senior Manager, Government Relations
BMO Financial Group, Chicago

Jerry O'Connor
The National Bank of Waupun

Mark Oldenberg
Citizens Community Federal, Eau Claire

Michael Payne
Markesan State Bank

Chris Pfender
VP, Risk Management
Peoples State Bank, Wausau

Tracey Pierce
Bank of Wisconsin Dells

Charles R. Pittelkow
The Equitable Bank, S.S.B, Wauwatosa

Daniel J. Ravenscroft
Regional Vice President
Royal Bank, Elroy

Victor Schultz 
Trust Counsel
Prairie Financial Group
Waukesha State Bank

Dan Shepard
Executive Vice President
Waukesha State Bank

Robert Van Asten
First State Bank, New London

Nate Zastrow
First Bank Financial Centre, Oconomowoc

WBA Board Representative:
Mark Meloy
First Business Bank, Madison

WBA Staff Liaison:
Jon Turke
Director - Government Relations