William Van Ess

Adjunct Instructor of Business Administration

B.B.A., IBLAS/Spanish, St. Norbert College
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Programs: Business Administration

Bill Van Ess has been an insurance and financial adviser since 1988 and is an active participant in the industry on a local and national basis. After earning his B.B.A. (IBLAS/Spanish) here at St. Norbert College in 1985, he went on to earn his M.B.A. from UW Oshkosh while working full-time. He entered the financial services world in 1988. He has held numerous positions in the financial services industry, including owning his own insurance/financial services firm. He is the chairman of the board for Packerland Brokerage Services, a national broker-dealer with over 250 financial advisers, and has his own financial services practice here in Green Bay.

He has also earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation from The College of Financial Planning and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designations from The American College, in addition to five other industry designations. He has the Series 7, 6 and 63 securities licenses.

During his career he has consistently ranked among the top 3% of insurance/financial advisers in the world and twice ranked in the top 1% as reported by The Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association for financial service professionals. He enjoys sharing the opportunities of this often-overlooked market segment with his students.

Bill has served as the president of the Green Bay Estate Planning Forum, the Financial Planning Association of Northeast Wisconsin, the Society of Financial Service Professionals Northeast Wisconsin, the Optimist Club of West Green Bay and the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors Northeast Wisconsin. He is also an active community volunteer currently serving or having served on numerous charitable organization boards. “Those who can, do … those who can do more, volunteer!”

Bill served as the president of the SNC alumni board for three years and represented SNC alumni on the board of trustees for three years. He has also been a member of the SNC President’s Task Force serving continuously for the last three presidents of the college.  Bill is also the faculty adviser for Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a member of the Dudley Birder Chorale.

When he’s not teaching or being an insurance/financial adviser, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out at the YMCA, biking, snowmobiling, boating, scuba diving, traveling, volunteering and spending time at his cottage.

He is honored to be able to give back to SNC in yet another way by sharing the insurance and financial services world and all of its many opportunities with our students. There are so many job opportunities in this marketplace and unfortunately students fail to even consider this field …

He is hoping to change that!

BUAD 489 Special Topics: Risk Management & Insurance I
BUAD 489 Special Topics: Risk Management & Insurance II