James W. Meisser
James W. Meisser is Chairman of a $320 million consolidated asset community bank holding company Lake Shore III Corporation, President and CEO of Hiawatha National Bank with five offices in western Wisconsin and one office under construction in Plymouth, WI and a Director at affiliate bank, Union Bank of Blair.
Jim was born in Cleveland, Ohio and the Meisser family relocated to Shorewood, WI in 1962 to enable Jim to participate in a ground breaking Deaf oral education program that mainstreamed him through graduation. Jim graduated from Shorewood High School in 1976 after receiving all-conference honors in football and went on to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater studying accounting and finance, and playing football for the Warhawks as a four-year starter on defense.
After graduating from UW-Whitewater in 1980, Jim embarked on a 25-year career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, starting as a bank examiner and retiring in 2006 as a Supervisory Financial Analyst.
To honor his Mother’s career at the Milwaukee Hearing Society, Jim is a long time board member of Hear Wisconsin in West Allis, WI, a nonprofit focused on assisting families with Deaf children. Jim is an avid golfer and he and his wife reside in Kohler, WI.