Each year, WBA’s advocacy priorities, professional development programs, and products and services are guided by the volunteer bankers on 11 committees and section boards. The leaders of these groups are bankers who are not only experts in their field, but also dedicated to Wisconsin’s banking industry, as shown by their willingness to commit time and talent through their service.

While the annual Board Installation Ceremony—during which committee chairs are traditionally recognized—cannot take place in person this year, WBA would like to take this opportunity to thank each of the following member bankers for their service in 2019-2020 as Chair of their section or committee. Your contributions this past year have led to new or expanded programs, awarded scholarships, and impacted the laws and regulations governing our industry. Thank you.

Agricultural Bankers Section Board:
Jeff Gruetzmacher
Senior Vice President
Royal Bank, Elroy
Human Resources Committee:
Holly Heuer
Chief Talent Officer
McFarland State Bank
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Government Relations Committee:
Gary Kuter
Senior Vice President
Capitol Bank, Madison
Mortgage Lending Committee:
Amy Marcou
Vice President - Mortgage Lending
Coulee Bank, La Crosse
Marketing Committee:
Jeff McCarthy
Vice President, Marketing Director
Bank Five Nine, Oconomowoc
BOLT Section Board:
Jeffrey Niesen
Senior Vice President
Bankers’ Bank, Madison
Financial Crimes Committee:
Karen S. Schellin, CAMS, CFE, CFSSP
Assistant Vice President Investigations and Corporate Security
Johnson Financial Group, Racine
Technology/Operations Committee:
Madonna Schneider
Information and Security Manager
Waldo State Bank
Retail Banking Committee:
Benjamin T. Udell
Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking
Monona Bank
Trust Section Board:
Tim Van Pelt, J.D., CTFA
Senior Vice President – Trust
National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac
FIPCO Software Users Committee:
Annie Zellmer
Credit Analyst
Bank of Deerfield