Banconomics provides community bankers with essential economic data and research to support public and private decision-making.

The Banconomics website fills the need for Wisconsin banking indicators presented in an easy-to-access yet comprehensive format for community bankers, public officials, reporters and industry leaders.

The financial data and research found on the Banconomics website is fueled by the quarterly release of FDIC banking reports including metrics on profitability, assets quality and liquidity. Our visitors will also find additional, timely information contributed by economic and business experts for Wisconsin’s bankers.

The Banconomics website was created and maintained by the Wisconsin Bankers Association and Wisconsin Bankers Foundation.

Banconomics Advisory Board

Michael Semmann, Wisconsin Bankers Association
Michael Semmann is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for the Wisconsin Bankers Association, a non-profit trade association representing Wisconsin’s banking industry and serving bankers throughout the Midwest. He is a Co-Founder of Advancing AI Wisconsin and acts as an industry representative before all levels of Wisconsin government, advising trade groups, policymakers, and opinion leaders on a wide range of banking issues, from workforce development to housing. Semmann worked to develop and advance intrastate online securities platform operations and investment opportunities for Wisconsin domiciled companies and residents through his work on the CASE Act in Wisconsin, which was created to leverage the federal JOBS Act. In his position as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation, he has overseen the creation of a financial education platform called MyMazuma.com. A native of Wisconsin, he holds a degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and aspires to bring practical applications from emerging technology to businesses.

Christopher Soyke, UFS, Bank Technology Outfitter
As the son of a banker, Chris Soyke has spent his life at the intersection of banking and technology.  Whether working at a bank, for the FDIC, as a board member of a $2 billion commercial lender, or marketing a technology organization founded and owned by community banks like UFS, he has a passion for the success of community banks and the great impact they have on our country. 

Soyke currently serves on the executive team of UFS, the technology outfitter for community banks. Prior to this, his career included being a trainer on derivatives for FDIC examiners, leading IT examinations, a risk officer for M&I Bank, and a manager at FIS. He currently serves his community as President of the local school district, on the village building board, and as a national representative for his church. Soyke has a B.S. in Finance and Banking from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, an MBA from Marquette University, and spends his free time attending the athletic events and other passions of his three daughters.

Daryll Lund, Wisconsin Bankers Association
Daryll J. Lund re-joined the Wisconsin Bankers Association after 20+ years in March 2015 assuming the position of Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff. Lund is responsible for oversight and management of WBA’s education and member relations departments, government relations efforts primarily at the federal level, serving as a spokesperson with the media and other outside groups, and playing a key role in fostering effective working relationships with the membership and other organizations both within and outside of the State. In addition, Lund serves as the President of the Midwest Bankers Insurance Services (MBIS), a joint insurance agency of the WBA and the Minnesota Bankers Association specializing in designing and securing programs specifically for community banks in the Midwest.

Lund received his Master’s degree from UW-Platteville where he also served as a Lecturer in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison. In addition, he has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

For more information, please contact Michael Semmann at (608) 441-1200.

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