COVID-19 has been dominating the news for the last few months. We didn't want this to get lost, so we are pleased to reintroduce our "new" Vice President – Legal, someone many of you are already familiar with, Heather MacKinnon.

MacKinnon began working in March, just before the pandemic hit. Kris Cleven, WBA’s previous VP - Legal, retired at the end of December and had been working in a part-time position until this role was filled. 

Heather was most recently the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions' Administrator for the Division of Banking. Prior to that role, she held the position of Chief Legal Counsel for DFI. 

Heather’s knowledge of the banking industry and experience earned as the director of WBA’s legal department and later as our state regulatory agency makes her a valuable resource for members like yourself. 

You are welcome to reach out to Heather via WBA’s free Legal Call Program (608-441-1200 or or directly at 608-441-1263 or