Local Banker Meets with Wisconsin’s State Leaders at the Capitol

“It’s more important than ever for Wisconsin’s bankers to talk with our elected representatives at the state capitol about the financial issues that affect the Southern Wisconsin”

Steve Eager

President & CEO Steve Eager from Union Bank & Trust Company (UB&T) and nearly 200 other bankers from around Wisconsin met on Tuesday, March 2 for the annual Capitol Day event in Madison. This is the eighth year the state’s bankers have joined forces to educate lawmakers about Wisconsin’s banking industry.

“It’s more important than ever for Wisconsin’s bankers to talk with our elected representatives at the state capitol about the financial issues that affect the Southern Wisconsin,” Eager said. “The welfare of the banking industry is tied to the welfare of our community, so it’s important for bankers and legislators to work together to resolve those issues.”

The best way for legislators to learn about the various issues affecting Wisconsin’s banking industry is to hear it from the bankers who live and work in their communities.

“Our firsthand knowledge is invaluable to the lawmakers who debate and decide on the rules and regulations that guide banks which ultimately affect the communities we both serve,” said Eager. “We discussed issues that will directly affect our industry, but more importantly, we talked about how banks help the communities they serve.”

Also joining Eager from UB&T were Julie Redfern, CFO; Kurt Schaefer, Evansville Office Manager; and Kate Goecks, Accounting Associate & Credit Analyst. They met with members of the legislature or staff from the offices of Senators Janis Ringhand, Jon Erpenbach and Howard Marklein as well as Representatives Mark Spreitzer, Sandy Pope and Todd Novak.