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 John Cronin at 608-441-1215.

2019-2020 Government Relations Committee

Gary Kuter, Chair
VP Compliance Officer
Capitol Bank, Madison

Ron Blawusch
Executive Vice President
Bank of Sun Prairie

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

David Fink
Founder & President
Settlers Bank, Windsor

Brian Gorman
Senior Vice President
The Peoples Community Bank, Mazomanie

Jim Hegenbarth
The Park Bank, Madison

Paul Hoffmann
President and CEO
Monona State Bank

Stacie Holden
Vice President
U.S. Bank, Minneapolis

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

Timothy Kotnour
President and CEO
State Bank Financial, La Crosse

David Kruck
VP Business Banking
Horicon Bank

E. David Locke
McFarland State Bank

Jim Loe
Regional President
Security Financial Bank, Ladysmith

Roxi Maier
SVP-Business Development
Bank of Prairie du Sac

Tom Mews
First National Community Bank, New Richmond

Ami Myrland
Capitol Bank, Madison

Todd Nagel
IncredibleBank, Wausau

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

Jerry O'Connor
NBW Bank, Waupun

Mark Oldenberg
Peoples State Bank, Wausau

Chris Pfender
Intercity State Bank, Schofield

Tracey Pierce
Bank of Wisconsin Dells

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

Daniel J. Ravenscroft
Royal Bank, Elroy

Charlie Schmalz
East Wisconsin Savings Bank, Kaukauna

Victor Schultz 
Chief Fiduciary Officer
Prairie Financial Group
Waukesha State Bank

Dan Shepard
Executive Vice President
Waukesha State Bank

Robert Van Asten
First State Bank, New London

Jason Whalen
Assistant Vice President
Huntington Bank, Columbus, Ohio

Theresa Wiese
Managing Director of Compliance
First Business Bank, Madison

Jon Willems
Market President
Commerce State Bank, West Bend

Nate Zastrow
First Bank Financial Centre, Oconomowoc

WBA Board Representative:
Paul Kohler
President and CEO
Charter Bank, Eau Claire