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Class of 2021: Lou Kalis

New Employee

Posted on August 5, 2021

Class of 2021: Lou Kalis

Please join us in welcoming our newest talent, Lou Kalis, to the Citizens family! Lou comes to Citizens to take on a new role for the organization as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in our La Crosse office. Lou has previous experience as a Network Systems Manager and brings a skillset to the table that includes leadership, budgeting, process improvements, long term planning, innovation, and much more!


Lou is originally from Burlington, Wisconsin and is married with two children. His favorite activity is going to the gym and getting a good workout in. His favorite TV channel is HGTV. Lou coaches football and baseball for both of his children.


We asked Lou about some of the items on his bucket list, and he shared with us that he would like to visit Italy. If he ever got lost while traveling to Italy and ended up on a desert island, he would crave pizza and Gatorade the most. We all need music when we travel, right? Lou's music choice would be classic rock, which you can also find him listening to on his car stereo.

Lastly, we asked Lou what he would wish for if he could be granted only one: To bring his mom back so he could see her again and have her spend more time with his children.

Welcome to Citizens, Lou! We are excited to have you!