Technology and Operations

This Committee acts as a sounding board for WBA in its development of new technology-oriented products and services. This group investigates new technological advancements as well as current technology and risk management issues that have the potential to impact the banking industry. The committee assists WBA in providing timely training on topics in the technology and bank operations fields. In addition, they play a key role in the planning of the annual WBA Secur-I.T. Conference. The group meets four times per year.

For more information, contact WBA’s Randall Molepske at 608-441-1212.

2022–2023 Technology and Operations Committee

John Kress, Chair
Vice President – Chief Information Security Officer
The Equitable Bank S.S.B., Wauwatosa

John White Jr., Vice Chair
Vice President – Director Information and Technology
Forward Bank, Marshfield

Jeffrey Kurek, Past Chair
Senior Infrastructure Architect
Park Bank, Madison

Steve Arps (2024)
Senior Vice President – Operations Officer
Denmark State Bank, Denmark

Sue Baker (2024)
Chief Operating Officer
Spring Bank, Brookfield

Todd Cearfos (2024)
IT Manager
Bay Bank, Green Bay

Kim Phillips (2024)
Information Technology Officer
Farmers Savings Bank, Mineral Point

Michael Hostak (2025)
Vice President – IT
Prevail Bank, Medford

Karla Riehl (2025)
IT Operations, Reporting Analyst
First State Bank, New London

Cyrene Wilke (2025)
Senior Vice President
Horicon Bank, Horicon

Randall Molepske, Staff Liaison
Assistant Director – IT
WBA, Madison