Prairie Trust, a division of Waukesha State Bank, is proud to announce the hire of Thomas Kieffer as senior trust administrator.

“We strive to provide our clients with best-in-class trust and estate planning services. In today’s increasingly complex environment, premier fiduciary services that are both specialized and local are a critical differentiator,” stated Victor J. Schultz, president of Prairie Trust. “Thom previously managed a community bank trust company in Minnesota. We are lucky to have hired him to strengthen our team of experts who provide our clients with the highest level of customer support and service.”

Kieffer comes to Prairie Trust with over 30 years of trust, financial advisory and tax planning experience. Kieffer has broad skills in wealth management, financial analysis, business development, tax planning, and investment and asset allocation management. In his new role with Prairie, Kieffer will be responsible for serving as a relationship manager and fiduciary advisor for a wide range of trust and estate settlement clients.

Kieffer earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and holds Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designations in addition to being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He and his family currently reside in New Berlin, and he is active in the community volunteering as a new member skills trainer for the Wauwatosa Curling Club and as a member of the Winona State University Foundation’s board of trustees. In addition, he has served on several different nonprofit boards in Winona, Minnesota including Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, and Exchange Club.

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