|For Immediate Release
|May 23, 2003
Contact: Cheryl Weiss
Contact: Jessica Erickson
Governor Appoints Lorrie Keating Heinemann as Secretary
of Financial Institutions
(Madison) Governor Jim Doyle today appointed Lorrie Keating Heinemann
of Oshkosh to head the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.
Im strongly committed to strengthening Wisconsins economy,"
Governor Doyle said. I know Lorrie Heinemann shares this commitment
and understands the important role DFI plays in maintaining confidence
in Wisconsins market."
The Governor said Keating Heinemann, a native of Central Wisconsin, has
been involved in the banking and securities industries for over 18 years.
"One key to facilitating economic development is to ensure the strength
and soundness of financial institutions," Governor Doyle said. "The
Department of Financial Institutions plays an integral part in preserving
the faith and confidence in Wisconsins financial sector. I am confident
Lorrie will be an energetic Secretary for the Department, and I welcome
her today to the Doyle administration."
For the last three and a half years, Keating Heinemann has served as an
Investment Advisor at Virchow Krause Wealth Management, LLC a division
of Virchow Krause & Company LLP, which is the 13th largest accounting
firm in the United States. She has acted as a co-fiduciary to employers
who sponsor retirement plans to ensure ERISA regulations are adhered to.
Prior to joining Virchow Krause, she worked for the Associated Trust Company
of Neenah. From 1989 to 1994, Heinemann served as Director of Corporate
Services for Appleton-based, Valley Bancorporation. At Valley, she worked
with both corporate and municipal clients and honed expertise on the regulations
and rules affecting corporate bank accounts. She also helped develop a
mutual fund for municipal treasurers and served as the President/Chair
of its Board of Trustees.
Keating Heinemann was born and raised in Thorp where her family owned
and operated the Thorp Telephone Company. She is the youngest of 12 children
and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1983. In
1992, Keating Heinemann received a Masters of Business Administration
Keating Heinemann has been active in several statewide and regional organizations.
She is the Board Chair of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and was
a board member of the Oshkosh Community YMCA and the Oshkosh Public Museum.
Keating Heinemann has served on the Governors Task Force regarding
Marquette Dental School and represented the Fox Valley on the Insurance
Advisory Council for the State of Wisconsin.
She is married to Jack, and has four daughters, Katherine, 11, Sarah,
8, Margaret, 6, and Alexandra, 4.