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Outstanding Alumni

Michael P. Dempsey


Michael P. Dempsey received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1970 and his master’s degree in business administration in 1977 from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business Administration. During his undergraduate years, he was involved in tennis, intramural football and wrestling. He was honored as outstanding alumnus of the College in 1997.

He is president of Associated Bank Fox Valley, with locations from Fond du Lac to Appleton. He began his career as a trust officer and administrator with First Wisconsin Bank in 1977. He became a commercial lending officer in 1979 and since then moved into the roles of vice president, first vice president, and senior vice president with First Wisconsin/Firstar. In 1994, he joined Associated Bank in Oshkosh.

He has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Oshkosh Community YMCA, the Oshkosh Jaycees and the Oshkosh Commercial Development Corporation. He served as a board member for the UW Oshkosh Foundation and the Grand Opera House Foundation. He also is involved in the Waterfest Concert Series, which he helped establish in 1986.

Mike resides in Oshkosh with his wife, Beth, and their two children.