VP, State Liaison
Wayne came to MIG after retirement from a successful career in the financial field. He was born and raised in Sauk City and after high school had a four-year stint with the United States Air Force, serving three of those years in Germany as an analyst in their Security Service Division.
Following his tour of duty he was honorably discharged from service to our country. He attended the Rockford School of Business, using analytical skills honed by the intelligence work he had done in the military. Following business school, Wayne began a career in banking in Sauk County, eventually attaining the title of President of Valley Bank of Sauk Prairie.
He began his career with The Farmers and Citizens Bank of Sauk City and retired in the early 1990’s after more than 30 years of service. Those three decades in Sauk Prairie business and finance included his involvement and oversight of substantial institutional mergers: first with United Bank of Madison, and later Valley Bank of Appleton. During this period of time, he had the opportunity to serve as President of the Wisconsin State Chapter of the American Institute of Banking, as a Wisconsin District Representative to the American Institute of Banking of the American Bankers Association and as a member of the Executive Council of the Wisconsin State Bankers Association.
Among his many other local involvements during his career in banking, he served as President of the Sauk City Men’s Club, President of the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of a fund raising committee for the Sauk City United Church of Christ and headed up the local United Way campaign.
Prior to yet another financial merger (Valley Bancorporation’s successful acquisition by M&I Bank) Wayne saw fit to retire. He moved to Madison in 2001 and enjoys his nearly two decades of annual fly-in fishing trips to Canada, gardening, as well as his family and grandchildren.
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