Honoring Wisconsin Bankers for a Lifetime of Service to the Industry

Each year, WBA presents awards recognizing bankers for their long service to our industry and their community.

The 50- and 60-Year Clubs recognize bankers who have served in the banking industry for 50 and 60 years, respectively. These awards are typically presented during a special luncheon in conjunction with the WBA Bank Executives Conference. Next year’s conference will take place on February 8-10, 2023 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Awards will be presented during the lunch program on Thursday, February 9.

The Lifetime Service Awards recognize bankers who have served in the industry for 30 and 40 years. These awards will be presented during a dinner program in conjunction with the WBA Management Conference to be held September 13–14, 2022 in Wisconsin Dells. The awards will be presented at the dinner program on Tuesday, September 13 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. Please submit the nomination form below by August 19, 2022 to be included in the program!

If your bank has individuals who should be recognized, please nominate them by completing the form below. If the individual is unable to attend the appropriate event above, WBA staff will work with you to plan an event at your bank. WBA accepts service recognition award nominations throughout the year!

Eligibility Rules

50- and 60-Year Club Membership

Any Wisconsin banker who is an active or retired officer, director, or employee and has completed 50-59 or 60-plus years of service. (U.S. Military service counts in the 50-year/60-year span if the proposed recipient was in banking both before and after time spent in the military.) Bankers enrolled in past WBA 50-Year Clubs are not eligible to be honored again in that specific award category, but may make an application to be honored at 60 or 70 years of service to the financial services industry. Before nominating an individual, we strongly suggest that you check with the person or your institution’s records to confirm dates of service as well as to determine if they have received the honor in a previous year.

Lifetime Service Awards

Any Wisconsin banker who is an active or retired officer, director, or employee and has completed 30-39 or 40-49 years of service. (U.S. Military service counts in the 30-year/40-year span if the proposed recipient was in banking both before and after time spent in the military.) Bankers honored for a particular Lifetime Service Award are not eligible to be honored again in that specific award category, but may make an application to be honored at 50 years of service to the financial services industry. Before nominating an individual, we strongly suggest that you check with the person or your institution’s records to confirm dates of service as well as to determine if they have received the honor in a previous year.

If you have any questions, please contact WBA’s Debbie Nabholz via email.

Eligibility for Recognition

Number of Years in Banking

Please type the number of years of service this banker should be recognized for.
Please provide a brief description of the awardee's career.
Award This Individual Should Be Recognized With:(Required)
Please select the award this individual should receive.
Award Presentation(Required)

Applicant Information

Name (for certificate)
Please type the individual being recognized's name as it should appear on his/her award.
Present title at the bank. If the individual is retired, please provide the most recent title and date of retirement.
Mailing Address
Max. file size: 5 GB.

Bank Information

Please enter the full name of the bank.
Please enter the name of the individual at the bank WBA Staff should work with to coordinate award delivery.