Gary L. Schaefer


Gary Schaefer joined Legacy in 2019 to assist with the development of our Madison office. Gary has 45 years of experience in the banking industry, including 25 years spent as the President of Associated Bank in Madison. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University.

Outside of work, Gary is very active in many community groups and other organizations. He currently serves on the board of both The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation and the United Way of Dane County Foundation. Additionally, he is a past chairman of The Wisconsin Banker’s Association, Edgewood College, and the Madison Community Foundation.

Gary has been a great asset to Legacy and our business development process. His experience and communication skills lead to genuine and thought-provoking conversations, and he puts great care and consideration into all of this client relationships.