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Victor Schultz

President & Chief Fiduciary Officer

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As President and Chief Fiduciary Officer of Prairie Trust, Victor is charged with overseeing trust services and related fiduciary issues, including personal trust and estate settlement.

Victor joined Prairie in November of 2013, initially leading its team of personal trust and estate professionals. Prior to that time, Victor worked for Marshall & Ilsley Trust Company and BMO Harris Bank for 16 years. While there, he initially served as employee benefits counsel, then transferred to private wealth management where he managed the personal trust and not-for-profit services legal department and estate settlement group, and then served as the U.S. estate planning specialist for BMO Private Bank. Prior to joining M&I, Victor was a shareholder in the law firm of Cook & Franke, S.C. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Victor has been one of the leaders in modernizing and rewriting Wisconsin’s laws on trust, including the Wisconsin Trust Code, Wisconsin Principal and Income Act and the Wisconsin Prudent Investor Act. He served as co-chair of the study group that drafted and enacted the Wisconsin Trust Code in December of 2013. He is now working on the trailer bill that will further refine and improve Wisconsin’s trust laws. Victor is a frequent speaker and has spoken to and served on numerous committees and study groups for local bar associations, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and both the Wisconsin and American Bankers Associations. He is a leading advocate for corporate trustee business in Wisconsin and serves as a director of the Wisconsin Bankers Association Trust Banking Section and WBA Government Relations Committee. He also serves on the boards of the Ellinger Foundation, the Children’s Hospital Planned Giving Council, the Life Navigators Trust Committee, and the Wispact Attorney Advisory Council. Nationally, he has been a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries and the American Bankers Association Trust Counsel Committee.

He received his law degree from Marquette University Law School and his undergraduate degree in accounting from UW–Madison. Victor and his wife, Jayna, live in Brookfield, Wisconsin and they have three daughters, Stacey, Melissa and Haylie.

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Terry Doyle

Senior Director - Fiduciary Sales

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Terry joined Prairie Trust in 2014. His role as Director of Fiduciary Sales is to assist clients in achieving their fiduciary and asset management goals and to partner with outside advisors in providing their clients trustee services.

Terry has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 12 years as an institutional broker and corporate bond trader. Prior to joining Prairie Trust, he worked for 10 years in the wealth management groups at BMO Harris and US Bank where he served in both business development and relationship management roles, focusing on high net worth clients and their families

Terry received both a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from Marquette University. He is former member of the Planned Giving committee at ProHealth Care, a former board member for Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin, and a past board treasurer for St. Anne’s Salvatorian Home. He currently lives in Sussex, Wisconsin with his wife, Sally, and has three children and two grandchildren.

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Jean Durham

Senior Personal Trust Associate

(262) 953-2442

Jean started with Prairie Trust in 2018 and currently serves as senior personal trust associate. As part of the Trust Services team, she is responsible for supporting Prairie's senior trust administrators with an emphasis on estate settlement administration, and contract review. Prior to joining Prairie, Jean worked as a staff attorney with Bank Mutual. She has broad legal skills and is an expert in analysis and negotiation of contracts, bank account management and real estate transactions.

Jean holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Northwestern University. She is active in the community volunteering with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and Boy Scout Troop 530. She and her family currently reside in Greenfield.

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Diem Nguyen

Vice President - Manager of Personal Trust

(262) 953-2439

As the Manager of Personal Trust at Prairie Trust, Diem delivers trust and estate expertise to individuals and families to help manage the complexities of wealth preservation at all stages of life. As an advisor, or acting as a corporate trustee, she develops and implements the range of solutions available to meet each client’s needs and expectations based on the complex financial and emotional issues of trust and estate management.

Prior to joining Prairie Trust, Diem was a Personal Trust Officer in the Probate & Estate Settlement Services Group with The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank for over 19 years.

Diem earned her B.A. from Indiana University in 1989 and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1992. Diem is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Association, the Secretary and Treasurer for the Waukesha County Bar Association, Probate & Estate Planning Section, and a Board Member and Secretary for Roger Memorial Hospital Foundation. Diem is bilingual, with fluency in conversational Vietnamese. She is married with three children.

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Nancy Schoenberg

Vice President - Senior Trust Administrator

(262) 953-2438

Nancy joined Prairie Trust in December 2013 and is responsible for the administration of trusts, estates, and employee benefits plans. She is the principal in our partnership with Fox River State Bank in Burlington, Wisconsin to bring trust and investment services to clients of Fox River State Bank and to members of the Burlington and surrounding communities. 

Prior to joining Prairie Trust, Nancy worked at Talmer Bank f/k/a First Banking Center in Burlington for thirteen years. While there, she supervised trust operations and administered trusts and employee benefits plans. Nancy also previously worked in the wealth management department at Norstates Bank in Waukegan, Illinois for seven years where she was involved in various aspects of the Trust business.

She received her bachelor’s of business administration in finance from UW-Whitewater in 1991. She also earned her Retirement Services Professional Certification and completed Trust I from Cannon Financial Institute in 2002.

Nancy believes in using her skills to help the community. She serves as a volunteer and committee member for the Life Navigator’s Trust Program. She is also a member of the Walworth Estate Planning Council.

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Matthew Woyak

Senior Personal Trust Associate

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Matthew started with Prairie Trust in 2017 and currently serves as senior personal trust associate. As part of the Trust Services team, he is responsible for supporting Prairie's senior trust administrators with the ongoing management of personal trust and estate settlement clients with an emphasis on real estate and closely held business management. Prior to joining Prairie Trust, Matthew worked as a senior analyst with BMO Harris Bank N.A. He has more than 17 years of trust and investment experience specializing in real estate transactions and management, business valuations and financial analysis.

Matthew obtained his master's in business administration from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri and is active in the community serving as treasurer and finance committee chair for the Eisenhower Center, Inc.’s board of directors. He and his family currently reside in Muskego.

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Michele Young

Vice President - Senior Trust Administrator

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Michele brings years of specialized trust experience, seasoned with a passion to care for her clients, as a Senior Trust Administrator at Prairie Trust. She handles the many details involved in day-to-day trust administration, including the interpretation of trust and legal documents, opening and closing accounts, beneficiary distributions, asset transfers and bill paying. Michele enjoys working closely with her clients to ensure that their financial needs, goals and objectives are being met.

Prior to joining Prairie Trust, Michele was Vice President and Trust Officer for Marshall & Ilsley Trust Company and BMO Harris Bank for 25 years.

Having a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance and economics as a solid basis, Michele has attended a number of specialized courses in advanced trust administration over the years. This has culminated in her attainment of the well-respected industry designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). The CTFA designation requires ongoing education in the fields of finance, particular to trust administration, as well as a strict code of ethics. Michele also participates with her peers as a member of the Waukesha County Estate Planning Council. 

Michele strongly believes in giving back to the community. She is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens and is a volunteer Big Sister with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. She and her husband, Greg, reside in Waukesha and enjoy traveling.

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Steve Zimmel

Vice President - Senior Trust Administrator

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At Prairie Trust Steve is responsible for administering trusts, estates, guardianships and investment management accounts. He has over nineteen years of experience in the financial services industry, serving primarily as a trust administrator.

Prior to joining Praire Trust, Steve worked at a large regional trust company and also managed a trust department for a community bank.

Steve graduated from the UW-Stevens Point with a degree in business administration. He attended Cannon Trust School where he earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA®) designation in 2003, and completed the financial planning certificate coursework at Waukesha County Technical College and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in 2008.

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