Lake Shore III Corporation

Lake Shore III Corporation.
One of a Kind.

Lake Shore III Corporation (“Lake Shore”) was organized as a Wisconsin corporation in July, 2011 for the purpose of serving as the holding company of Hiawatha National Bank.  The Holding Company was organized by James and Jeanene Meisser and Kenneth Duncan.  James Meisser is currently the President and a Director of the Holding Company and President and CEO and a Director of the Bank.  Jeanene Meisser is currently Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and a Director of the Holding Company and Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank.  Kenneth Duncan is currently a Director of the Bank.

Lake Shore’s mission is two-fold:

  • Become a multi-bank holding company by expanding our market presence in the western Wisconsin region 
  • Implement our unique and one of a kind strategic initiative “Banking Without Barriers” focusing specifically on the needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals

Lake Shore’s staffing model is based on the philosophy and practice of “Servant Leadership”.  Servant leaders achieve results for their organization by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and those who serve.

The ten characteristics are listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of others and building community.

Lake Shore III Corporation is One of a Kind because we believe each of our banks and clients will be One of a Kind.  

James Meissner

James W. Meisser


The nation's first profoundly deaf bank President & CEO.

Jeanene Meissner

Jeanene V. Meisser

Chief Financial Officer