News Release

Published on Monday, December 22, 2008

The Western Technical College Foundation recently selected Dirk Gasterland for a three-year term on the Foundation Board of Directors.

Gasterland, of La Crosse, brings a wealth of banking experience to his board position. He is currently the Chairman of Coulee State Bank, where he also served as President and CEO from 1986 to 2005.

Gasterland is very active in professional and civic organizations, including Wisconsin Bankers Association, the American Institution of Banking, Rotary Club, Riverland Girl Scouts, Gateway Boy Scouts, Family and Children’s Center, Riverfront Foundation, and the United Fund.

Other board members appointed in 2008 include Andrew Bosshard, of La Crosse, an attorney with Bosshard | Parke Ltd.; Michael Flanagan, of Onalaska, president of Flanagan Financial; and Barbara Rice, community volunteer from Sparta.

The Western Foundation exists to support the activities of Western Technical College. To learn more about the Foundation or additional programs and services at Western, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at