Keene Winters, 53, is a financial planner and owns the local office of Great Lakes Financial Management Group in Schofield, a suburb or Wausau, Wisconsin. He is a investment advisor representative with Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.

Winters has been a financial professional, registered with the Financial Industries Regulatory Authority (FINRA) since 2001. He has been registered with Voya Financial Advisors, Inc., and its predecessor, ING Financial Partners, Inc., since 2004.  See FINRA Brokercheck for more about his record.

Locally, Winters is known for being an accessible figure who brings policy discussions to the public.  He has been a regular guest opinion-page editorialist in the Wausau Daily Herald. Keene is also a periodic commentator on Wisconsin Public Radio's “the Week in Review,” with Joy Cardin talking about issues that affect the state and nation.  Winters served two terms on the Wausau City Council from April 2012 to April 2016.  

Winters has been recognized for his work by the Wausau Daily Herald. He received honorable mention as Person of the Year in 2012 for his work as a freshman council person. In 2014, the newspaper named him their “Person of the Year” for his work on the city council. 

Winters is active in the community in other ways. He serves on the Board of Curators for the Wisconsin State Historical Society. He is on the Board of Directors of the Fromm Brothers Historical Preservation Society. He and his wife are members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and support the church's community dinner program.

Winters was born in Wausau and is a graduate of Wausau West High School. He attended the UW-Marathon County before going on the get his Bachelor of Arts with Honors and Master of Business Administration from UW-Madison.

The Winters' family connections to Wausau stretch back to its pioneer beginnings. His great-grandfather, Otto Winters, came to Wausau as an infant with his family from Pomerania, a former German province, in 1887, and the family settled on Lincoln Avenue. His great-great-grandparents include Casper Fenhaus, a local Civil War veteran whose biography was featured in an April 10, 2011 article in the Wausau Daily Herald about the 150th anniversary of the start of the war.

Keene and his wife, Cathy, own a historic home on the Wisconsin River in the Carl Lotz Summer Homes Addition of the Riverview Area. The original owners, Ervin H. and Betty Marquardt, purchased the land from Mr. Lotz in 1922 and built a home in 1926. The house has been remodeled and expanded over the years. However, many features of the original home are still visible, especially on the second floor and in the basement.