Barbara Bakshis, Senior Vice President Commercial

NMLS# 777464

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Phone: 262-757-2768

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Lender of the Year: Racine County Economic Development Corporation

RCEDC is a private, non-profit organization that provides existing and new Racine County businesses with the supplemental services needed to create or maintain their economic vitality in our community. Each year the RCEDC’s Board recognizes one lender as the “Lender of the Year.” This award is awarded to the lender that RCEDC worked with on the most loans and highest loan amounts in the prior year. This year the RCEDC is happy to recognize Barb Bakshis of Greenwoods State Bank, stating, “Barb has been a true partner to her businesses, and her community, as well as RCEDC.”

Congrats to Barbara Bakshis. 


I’ve been in banking for 4 decades having worked in many different areas of the industry affording me a broad knowledge base from which to pull from to bring value to the bank and our clients.

Barb’s Mission

Clients appreciate my problem solving skills and how finding solutions for them, no matter what form that takes, presents a welcome challenge for me on which I deliver.  They appreciate my direct communication style that naturally focuses on priorities within the day to day ‘noise’ of a client trying to run a business.  The clarity and focus I bring is welcome given all business owners have to juggle.

Barb’s Hobbies and Family

My husband and I own a farm and another business which keeps us pretty busy in off hours in addition to my serving on the boards of two non-profits.  As time allows, we enjoy the outdoor experiences afforded us at our cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, especially in fall and winter.  I also enjoy gardening, reading, and my horses.

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