Recently, Mary L. Staudenmaier was honored by the Wisconsin Bankers Association for her excellence in banking, community service, and civic involvement. A celebration was held last month at the WBA headquarters in Madison, where a Leaders in Banking Excellence Wall installation displays a tribute to outstanding current and former bankers.

Staudenmaier, former Chairman of the Board at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) in Marinette, has been a lifelong community leader and an avid proponent of the banking industry. In 1973, she founded the Trust Department at SNBT, shortly after earning her law degree from Marquette University in 1971. In 1979, she was appointed the bank’s first female president and named Chairman of the Board, carrying out this role until her retirement in 2013. The bank grew from $27 million to $300 million in assets under her leadership. To read Mary’s bio please visit