Wendy Skorburg currently serves as chief operating officer (COO) of Benchmark Bank, a $1.2B privately held community bank headquartered in Plano, Texas. As a member of the executive team, she works collaboratively with the CEO, president, CFO and CCO in guiding the daily and strategic management of the bank. Tasked with enhancing and refining the ongoing operations of the company, Wendy ensures that systems and resources are in place to achieve Benchmark’s goals. She provides direct oversight for information technology and innovation, operations, and retail and commercial banking. Prior to her role as COO, she spent eight years as the senior risk officer, responsible for regulatory compliance and examinations, internal audit and risk management. Wendy began her career at Benchmark Bank with four years as the internal auditor.

Wendy is a 2013 graduate of GSBC where she and her colleagues at BBQ Steak Bank & Trust were bank simulation winners. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale Divinity School with her Master of Divinity degree after receiving her B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager. In her free time, Wendy enjoys serving her church and diocese, reading novels and spending time with her husband and two young children.