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Mike Backaus has joined National Exchange Bank & Trust as the bank’s Enterprise Risk Manager & Chief Information Security Officer.

Backaus joined the bank with more than 12 years of experience in compliance, risk and security through roles as Security Officer, AVP – Compliance Officer and VP – Compliance Officer. In his position, he will oversee the enterprise risk for NEBAT, ensuring that the bank is securely managing threats, data and sensitive information, with a proactive approach to security.

Backaus grew up in Black River Falls where he attended Black River Falls Senior High. He went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Finance from UW-Eau Claire. Backaus has also completed the Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison earning the GSB Diploma and a Leadership Certificate. In addition he holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

Backaus now resides in Brookfield with his family.

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