Excellence in Financial Education

The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation commends these banks and bankers for carrying out a long-standing industry commitment to improving financial literacy. As a result of the pandemic, many bankers continue to come up with creative ways to advocate for the importance of financial literacy. Donations were made to schools and libraries, audio and video recordings of bankers reading books on financial literacy were produced, and bankers once again let their innovation shine. These participants continue to teach consumers of all ages about the importance of saving and budgeting, how to use credit responsibly, the ins and outs of obtaining a home mortgage or car loan, and many more financial topics. Educating children, teens, and adults about personal finance not only benefits individuals but our communities as a whole.

In addition, many bankers received certificates of recognition for reporting their participation in at least five financial literacy presentations during the year.

Congratulations to all!

Financial Education Innovation Award

Bank Five Nine


Financial Literacy Banker Awards

Financial Literacy Banker of the Year Award
Sue Krause, Fox Valley Savings Bank

Financial Literacy Banker Award
Dena Hineline, Bank of Sun Prairie


Certificates of Excellence

20+ Financial Literacy Presentations Given

Sue Krause, Fox Valley Savings Bank

Dena Hineline, Bank of Sun Prairie


WBF Excellence in Financial Education Award

Bank of Sun Prairie

Citizens Bank, Mukwonago

Farmers State Bank of Waupaca

First Bank of Baldwin

Fox Valley Savings Bank

Horicon Bank

National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac

Peoples State Bank, Prairie du Chien

PremierBank, Fort Atkinson

The Stephenson National Bank & Trust


WBF Certificates of Recognition

5–19 Financial Literacy Presentations Given

Pam Blattner, Bank of Sun Prairie

Jimmy Kauffman, Bank of Sun Prairie

Rob Stelzer, Bank of Sun Prairie

Kelley Jensen, Citizens Bank of Mukwonago

Amy Shorougian, Citizens Bank of Mukwonago

Joshua Pauling, Farmers State Bank, Waupaca

Rachael Danielson, First Bank of Baldwin

Ryma Lindquist, First Bank of Baldwin

Erik Thompson, First Bank of Baldwin

Craig Much, Horicon Bank

Beth Durow, Stephenson National Bank & Trust

Julie Matthews, Stephenson National Bank & Trust