E. David Locke

  • ​Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • ​McFarland State Bank
E. David Locke has been in banking since 1966 and employed with McFarland State Bank in McFarland, Wisconsin since 1975. Mr. Locke currently serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of McFarland State Bank and has been a director there since 1977. Mr. Locke previously served as President of McFarland State Bank from 1977 to 2006. A leader in several banking and non-profit organizations, Mr. Locke has served on the Salvation Army Board, the Board of Wisconsin Bankers Association, Bankers' Bank (original organizer and founding director) and is a charter member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce's Collaboration Council, now called “Thrive”, an economic development enterprise for the Madison Region. Additionally, he is a contributor to various educational sponsorships including the McFarland Education Foundation's scholarship fund and pays personal attention and commitment to the growth of Junior Achievement (JA) programs in McFarland, Dane County, and Wisconsin. Spanning his entire career; Mr. Locke has actively contributed his time and talents to the many grassroots efforts of regional and national banking associations, taking leadership roles in a variety of campaigns. Mr. Locke was elected to the Board of International Relief and Development in December 2015. Mr. Locke has also received numerous awards including the Community Bankers of Wisconsin Association's “Banker of the Year” in 2006, a finalist in the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award program and was named North Western Financial Review's 2009 Banker of the Year.

Mr. Locke serves on the following Board committees of the Bank: Executive & Governance, Public Policy (Vice Chairman) and Operations & Technology (Chairman).