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.

2017-2018 Government Relations Committee

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

Ron Blawusch
Senior Vice President
Bank of Sun Prairie

Amy Brennan
VP, Government Relations
JPMorgan Chase, Chicago

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

Kirk Emerich
SVP/CFO
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
CEO
Park Bank, Madison

Paul Hoffmann
President and CEO
Monona State Bank

Corey Hoze
Senior Vice President
Associated Bank, Milwaukee

Scott Huedepohl
President
Community State Bank, Union Grove

Steve Johnson
Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, Minn.

Ryan Kamphuis
President
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
Chairman/CEO
McFarland State Bank

Jim Loe
President
Pioneer Bank, Ladysmith

Roxi Maier, Chair
SVP-Business Development
Bank of Prairie du Sac

Tom Mews
President
First National Community Bank, New Richmond

Todd Nagel
President
River Valley Bank, Wausau

Jerry O'Connor
CEO
The National Bank of Waupun

Mark Oldenberg
EVP/CFO
Citizens Community Federal, Eau Claire

Chris Pfender
VP, Risk Management
Peoples State Bank, Wausau

Tracey Pierce
SVP/CFO
Bank of Wisconsin Dells

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

Daniel J. Ravenscroft
Regional Vice President
Royal Bank, Elroy

Lee J. Schmalz
Chairman
East Wisconsin Savings Bank, Kaukauna

Victor Schultz 
Trust Counsel
Prairie Financial Group
Waukesha State Bank

Dan Shepard
Executive Vice President
Waukesha State Bank

John Slatky
President
Bank of Luxemburg

Robert Van Asten
President
First State Bank, New London

Nate Zastrow
EVP-CFO
First Bank Financial Centre, Oconomowoc

WBA Board Representative:
Dave Werner
President/CEO
Park Bank, Milwaukee

WBA Staff Liaison:
Jon Turke
Director - Government Relations