With the close of its fiscal year on May 31, WBA welcomes its newest members to the Board of Directors. Dan Peterson, president and CEO of The Stephenson National Bank & Trust, Marinette, has been selected to become the 2020-2021 WBA Vice Chair by the WBA Nominating Committee. Peterson is now in line to become WBA chair in 2022-2023.

Also serving as officers on this year's WBA Board of Directors are: Chair Paul Kohler, Charter Bank, Eau Claire; Chair-Elect Ken Thompson, president and CEO of Capitol Bank, Madison; and Past Chair Mark Meloy, First Business Bank, Madison.

The nominating committee, which is comprised of the current WBA officers and the four most recent past chairmen, also selected the following four candidates to fill open seats on the 16-member WBA Board of Directors, all of whom have been deemed elected by the membership: Jim Chatterton, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac (At-Large); Paul Northway, American National Bank Fox Cities, Appleton (Group 2); Jenny Provancher, The Equitable Bank, S.S.B., Wauwatosa (At-Large); and Teresa Rosengarten, Unity Bank, Augusta (Group 1). 

In addition, the Nominating Committee selected Joe Peikert, Wolf River Community Bank, Hortonville to fill the one-year unexpired term remaining on Peterson's board seat with his nomination to become a WBA Officer.

Continuing on the board are: Al Araque, JPMorgan Chase Bank, New Berlin; Mark Erickson, MidWestOne Bank, Osceola; Donna Hoppenjan, Mound City Bank, Platteville; Jerry Jacobson, Northwestern Bank, Chippewa Falls; Timothy Kotnour, State Bank Financial, La Crosse; Thomas Reil, Waldo State Bank; and 
Mark Wierman, Ixonia Bank.

WBA would also like to thank David Werner, Park Bank, Milwaukee; Christopher Del Moral-Niles, Associated Bank, Green Bay; Scot Thompson, Denmark State Bank; and Tom Van Pelt, Citizens State Bank, Hudson, who are rotating off the board this year, for their dedicated service to the association and the industry.