Wisconsin Bankers Association: Statement on selection of Peter Bildsten as the Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions

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Statement on Governor-Elect Scott Walker’s selection of Peter Bildsten as the Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions from Kurt R. Bauer, president/CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association

“The Wisconsin Bankers Association is very pleased with the appointment of Peter Bildsten, by Governor-Elect Scott Walker, as the new Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

Peter has a diverse background in the financial services industry, including working for community banks as well as larger institutions. Peter also has unique and invaluable direct knowledge of the challenges facing financial institutions, which will benefit him as a regulator and the institutions he will oversee.

Peter has the ideal resume to insure DFI continues to serve its mission of protecting Wisconsin consumers, educating the public on financial literacy matters, maintaining the safety and soundness of state-chartered financial institutions, protecting investors and administering the state’s business-record keeping system.”