Rose Oswald Poels

Rose Oswald Poels
Wisconsin Bankers Association President/CEO

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Rose Oswald Poels is the current president/CEO for the Wisconsin Bankers Association, the state’s largest financial industry trade association.

As part of her work, she regularly advocates on behalf of member banks with Wisconsin’s congressional delegation as well as state elected officials. Regulatory advocacy is also a significant part of her work with state and federal banking regulators. She routinely speaks to the media, local civic groups, and other organizations about the banking industry and has personally educated thousands of bankers over her career on a variety of banking compliance topics.

Oswald Poels received her B.A. with honors from Michigan State University and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.

She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. In addition to serving as chair of the Board for WBA’s subsidiaries and the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation, Oswald Poels is a member of several outside groups and organizations including: the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its Prochnow Educational Foundation, the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Puelicher Center Board and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Finance and Business Law Department Advisory Board.