At the WBA Bank Executives Conference in Madison, eight Wisconsin bankers were honored for their long service to the industry and inducted into the WBA 50- and 60-Year Clubs. These clubs recognize bankers who have dedicated themselves to the banking industry and their community for half a century and sixty years or more, respectively. WBA commends the following remarkable representatives of our industry for their many years of service and leadership:

50-Year Club Inductees:

Janet Aaby, Citizens State Bank, Woodville

Barb Bratton, Mound City Bank, Platteville

Don Brown, Bank of Milton

Jean Knuth, Bank of Prairie du Sac

Geraldine Ogren, Security State Bank, Iron River

Steve Schowalter, Port Washington State Bank

Jerry Smith, First Business Financial Services, Madison

Orin Toltzman, Forward Financial Bank, Marshfield


Fifty-Year Club inductees attending the WBA Bank Executives Conference were presented with certificates recognizing their years of banking service. Shown above (left to right): WBA Board Chair President & CEO of Park Bank, Milwaukee David Werner, Schowalter, Bratton, Ogren, Brown, WBA President and CEO Rose Oswald Poels.