Educating children, teens, and adults about personal finance not only benefits individuals but our communities as a whole.

Excellence in Financial Education

WBA commends these banks and bankers for carrying out a long-standing industry commitment to improving financial literacy. It has been a tremendous year for Wisconsin bankers and their efforts to promote financial literacy. Between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017, a total of 406 bankers from all across the state made over 1,200 presentations and reached more than 55,000 consumers of all ages. The following bankers and institutions were honored at the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation Excellence in Financial Education Awards Breakfast at the LEAD360 Conference on Oct. 25, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells.

Financial Education Innovation Award 
Waukesha State Bank


Individual Banker Awards

Financial Literacy Banker of the Year Award
Kay Carlson
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Marinette

Financial Literacy Banker Award
Jay Krcmar
Farmers State Bank of Waupaca

Karen Kothbauer
The Baraboo National Bank

Wisconsin Teach Children to Save Day Award
Luke Manke and Lori Stokes
Royal Bank


 Certificates of Excellence

Megan Campbell
Royal Bank, Cobb

Kay Carlson
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Marinette

Kari Geyer
Mound City Bank, Platteville

Patty Gjertsen
Union State Bank of West Salem

Karen Kothbauer
The Baraboo National Bank

Jay Krcmar
Farmers State Bank of Waupaca

Luke Manke
Royal Bank, Elroy

Todd Michek
Mound City Bank, Mineral Point

Cynthia Roeck
Cleveland State Bank

Sarah Rogers
Mound City Bank, Cuba City

Lori Stokes
Royal Bank, Hillsboro

Rebecca Tucker
Ladysmith Federal Savings & Loan


State Bankers Promoting Financial Literacy Awards

1st National Bank of Berlin
Bank of Brodhead
Bank of Sun Prairie
Baraboo National Bank, The 
Cleveland State Bank
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Marinette
Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Waterloo
Farmers State Bank of Waupaca
First Bank Financial Centre, Oconomowoc
First National Bank & Trust Company of Beloit
First National Bank of River Falls
Fox Valley Savings Bank 
Johnson Bank
Ladysmith Federal Savings and Loan
Mound City Bank
National Exchange Bank & Trust
Premier Community Bank, Marion
Royal Bank, Elroy
State Bank of Chilton
Stephenson National Bank & Trust, The 
Union State Bank of West Salem
Waumandee State Bank 
Waukesha State Bank