Kim Brooks and Rusty Wolfe have received The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) inaugural Community Leadership Award. Newly created, this award highlights one of SNBT’s Core Values: Community Leadership, and will be given to a person, a business, or a non-profit organization annually. Recipients are chosen by members of the SNBT Senior Management team.
This first Community Leadership Award was presented to Brooks and Wolfe at a ceremony at the SNBT Marinette campus which celebrated the unveiling of a sculpture, “Eye of the Storm,” created by Wolfe. The award is a miniature replica of the sculpture.
Both individuals have been a driving force in the local art movement that has been sweeping the community. Through this art initiative, more businesses and individuals are taking a closer look at ways to make their surroundings more beautiful.
“Rusty and Kim have been leaders in our community since they arrived, allowing the rest of us to be part of this exciting movement,” said Dan Peterson, SNBT President & CEO. “They help our residents see the potential that lies in our own back yards,” he continued. “This year, we unanimously decided who should receive this award. These two people work tirelessly to bring out the best in our community, not for the betterment of themselves, but for the benefit of all,” Peterson concluded.
Brooks and Wolfe have also been leaders in the #MyMarinetteMenominee movement. In addition to being community leaders, Wolfe is a nationally recognized artist with an art studio in Marinette, and together they own and operate the Marinette Antique Mall. They reside in Marinette with their dog, Hero.