Editor's Note: This information was provided to Patch by Waukesha State Bank.
Waukesha State Bank announced that John Gray, vice president and commercial banking officer, is retiring on June 30 after a 39-year career in banking.
Gray, who joined Waukesha State Bank in June 2000, began his commercial banking career in 1972 with Harris Bank in Chicago. A native of Racine, Gray returned to Wisconsin in 1978 to manage Heritage Bank’s branch office in Waukesha. Following stints at M&I Northern Bank and Park Bank, Gray joined Waukesha State Bank as a vice president and commercial banking officer.
“John has brought invaluable expertise and experience to our commercial lending area, contributing significantly to its growth and success over the past decade,” said Ty R. Taylor, president of Waukesha State Bank who also manages the Bank’s commercial banking department. “His expertise, keen sense of humor and jovial manner has earned him many long-time, loyal customers and colleagues who will miss him greatly.”
Gray earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and holds an M.B.A. from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business. He plans to spend his retirement with his newly retired wife, Kathy, traveling and enjoying the company of family and friends.