Bankers on the Move
Doug Hile, CEO of KleinBank, announced the appointment of Matt Klein to President. In his announcement, Hile stated, “Matt has distinguished himself in many ways over the last several years, providing outstanding leadership in market, regional and bank-wide roles. His education, experience and commitment to KleinBank make him an exceptional candidate for this important leadership position. He is an asset to the organization’s vision to be our customers’ most valued financial services company.”  

Klein has over 22 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry. Prior to becoming President of KleinBank, he served as KleinBank’s Chief Consumer Banking Officer, President of the KleinBank branch in Savage, and Vice President of Business Development at KleinBank in Chaska.

Originally from Victoria, MN, Klein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. As a community-focused banker, Klein has served as a volunteer for numerous organizations including the Chaska Lions Club, St. Francis Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, 360 Communities Board of Directors, Carver County Health Partnership, and St. John’s Lutheran Church and School. Klein is the fourth generation of his family to work for KleinBank.
William C. Rosacker, President and CEO of United Bankers’ Bank has announced the promotion of five employees. “We are pleased that we are able to leverage in-house talent and are fortunate to have each of these folks as part of our UBB team. They each embody UBB’s First for Your Success service commitment and have been instrumental in making United Bankers’ Bank an industry leading provider of correspondent services to community banks,” stated Mr. Rosacker. 

Angela Orcutt, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer 
Angela oversees the Human Resources team and provides UBB with overall strategic HR leadership. She supports the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems, as well as recruiting, training and performance management of the UBB team. Her career at UBB began in 2010.

Tyson Doke, Vice President, Marketing Manager 
Tyson leads the marketing team and is responsible for supporting and developing UBB’s progressive vision with products and services to help customers maintain a competitive edge in their markets. He develops and implements strategies to build UBB’s brand equity through advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research and digital marketing initiatives. Tyson joined UBB in 2013. 

Stephanie Forbes, Assistant Vice President, Investment Trader 
Stephanie is a licensed Municipal Securities Representative and assists customers in gaining access to the Brokered CD Market, as well as being an Investment Trading Officer. She has been with UBB since 2004. 

Kris Thoman, Information Technology Services Manager, Officer 
Kris heads the Technical Services team that supports all UBB employees in effective resolution of all IT related issues. She is also responsible for the development and ongoing support of user access for the security administration program. Kris joined UBB in 2016. 

Kevin Wagner, Information Security Manager, Officer 
Kevin is responsible for oversight of the UBB’s Information Security Program, including IT governance, risk and compliance reporting. He is also responsible for managing the bank’s Business Continuity, Vendor Management, and Enterprise Risk Management programs. Kevin began working at UBB in March 2017.

Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lakeville Branch, is pleased to announce that Kyle Potswald has joined the Citizens team as Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending.  Potswald is a graduate of Augsburg University with a B.A. in Finance with concentrations in Economics and Management Information Systems. He brings six years of related lending experience.

Potswald grew up in Esko, Minnesota, and recently moved to Eagan. He enjoys the outdoors, attending sporting events, and spending time with his family.
Stearns Bank National Association announced that Kelly Skalicky, daughter of Stearns CEO Norm Skalicky, was recently promoted to President of the organization. Kelly is uniquely qualified to ensure a strong future for Stearns. From spending Saturday mornings with her dad at the bank, to earning her law degree and providing legal counsel to Stearns for more than 20 years, to serving as General Counsel for Stearns Bank for the last six years, Kelly has spent her life learning the intricacies of the banking industry. 
Community Bank Owatonna and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce Jeff Goergen as the bank’s new Vice President. Goergen began his new role on January 2, 2018.

Goergen is an Owatonna native and has over 25 years of banking experience, with the last 21 years serving the Owatonna community. He has a passion for providing community banking services to the Owatonna market. Goergen is actively involved in coaching youth athletics in the Owatonna community where he resides with his wife Rhonda and their two sons, Isaac and Kyle.

Kensington Bank recently announced several promotions and new positions: 
The bank announced the promotion of Dan Robertson to President and CEO. Robertson is a 17-year veteran of the financial industry. He joined Kensington Bank in 2012 as Bank President in Cokato. Kevin Noble, Chairman of the Board, shared these comments on Robertson’s appointment to CEO – “Dan has a unique combination of strengths that make him ideally suited for his expanded role. He is a strategic thinker, has a solid understanding of the financial and technical side of the business and is very driven to succeed. Our Board is very pleased to have Dan Robertson as our new CEO.”
Jon Hall was appointed the Bank’s Chief Credit Officer. Since 2007, Hall has served as the Bank’s CEO. “Jon’s leadership and expertise are highly valued by the Bank. In his new role, Jon will utilize his extensive credit knowledge to support the Bank’s loan growth goals,” said Robertson. 
Timothy Stewart joined the Bank as Director of Marketing/Retail/Business Development. Stewart  brings over a decade of experience in the financial industry and sales management. “The St. Cloud market is filled with tremendous opportunity,” said Robertson. “Tim’s knowledge and expertise in financial business development, and in the St. Cloud market area, are great assets to the Bank.”
Kensington Bank also welcomed Kayla Hall as the new Marketing Specialist/Business Development. Hall has over 5 years of experience in the financial and marketing industries. “Kayla brings creativity and energy to her position. She will play a key role in continuing our goal of providing best-in-class service and tailored financial solutions to the communities we serve,” according to Robertson.
KleinBank recently announced the hiring of Jeffrey Williamson as SVP Residential Mortgage Lending. Mr. Williamson has 18 years of mortgage lending experience with financial institutions in the Twin Cities. Mr. Williamson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethel University in St. Paul. He is the father of three children and resides in Minnetonka with his wife, Joelle.
National Bank of Commerce (NBC) announced the promotion of Cammy Hansen to VP – Community Banking Director. Cammy is a native to Duluth with over 25 years of experience in the banking industry with the last six of those being at NBC. She is involved with Duluth LISC as a board member and chair of the grant and loan review committee, a chair-elect of Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center board of directors, sustaining member of Junior League of Duluth and a 2005 Leadership Duluth graduate. She also plays a role in other non-profit organizations. In this role, she will be responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies to encourage portfolio growth while managing the sales team of tellers, retail and mortgage bankers.
Eagle Valley Bank in Stillwater is pleased to announce the promotion of Justine Seidel to AVP – Commercial Lending. In her new role, Ms. Seidel will be responsible for helping support the bank’s growing loan portfolio by maintaining and developing client relationships. Ms. Seidel has 8 total years of banking experience and is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a degree in Business Administration.
Bridgewater Bank in Bloomington recently welcomed Jordan Marriott to its lending team as Vice President. Jordan joins Bridgewater Bank with a strong lending background and has held a variety of positions at local banks in commercial and industrial (C&I) lending, SBA lending and general business lending. Jordan holds a degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
National Bank of Commerce (NBC) announced the promotion of Tim Smith from Credit Analyst to Commercial Banker. Tim was born and raised in Superior, WI. He attended college at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Political Science. Tim joined NBC three years ago as a Credit Analyst where he continued to grow and expand his knowledge of the financial industry.  
Eagle Valley Bank, a growing Twin Cities bank focused on businesses and entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Siegle to President effective July 1, 2018. In his role as President, Siegle will focus on Sales and Marketing, Shareholder Relations, and assisting John Seidel, the CEO, in the daily operations of the Bank. Siegle joined Eagle Valley Bank in 2013. Prior to that, he was an examiner for the FDIC where he oversaw financial examinations of banking institutions. Siegle is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and the University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND.
Gateway Bank announced five promotions at its annual holiday party. President Bruce Downey said “We are extremely blessed to have a great group of associates at Gateway Bank. These promotions reflect the excellent job these associates are doing for our clients. It is very gratifying to continue to promote from within the organization.”

Kelly Gibbons
to Credit Analyst I. Kelly joined the bank in 2016 as a loan operations associate. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and Eastview High School in Apple Valley.

Felicia Le
to Universal Banking Officer. Felicia joined the bank in 2015 as a Universal Banker and moved to the new Edina location in July of 2017. She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and Burnsville High School.

Carol Lund
to Senior Operations Associate II/Operations Lead. Carol has been at the bank for 11 years starting as a Teller Operations Associate. Carol lives in Eagan. 

Elisa Dabruzzi
to Assistant Vice-President Commercial Lending. Elisa joined the bank in 2011 as an Operations Associate. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Hastings High School.
Becky Durand to Assistant Vice-President Business Banking. Becky was the first associate to join Gateway Bank when it was being formed in 2003. She has worked her way up from Banking Associate to officer and now this promotion. Becky lives in Eagan.

Winona National Bank is pleased to announce Teller Shelby Reinert as the recipient of its 2017 fourth quarter Community PRIDE Award.

Awarded quarterly by the Bank’s Public Relations Committee, Community PRIDE Awards recognize WNB employees for exceptional volunteer service to programs, organizations, and initiatives that contribute to the strength and vitality of the communities served. This includes volunteering efforts made both during and outside of work hours.

In 2017, Reinert dedicated 113 hours to a student through the Miller Mentoring program at Winona Senior High School. Partnered together for two years, Reinert has helped the student with academic goal setting, completing homework, building communication skills, and boosting self-confidence.

As a Community PRIDE Award recipient, Reinert received $100 to donate to the non-profit organization of her choice, which she chose to donate to Miller Mentoring. In addition, she received a certificate of recognition and a Winona National Bank logo shirt.
Winona National Bank is pleased to announce Amanda Wenzel, Credit Officer, as the recipient of its third quarter Community PRIDE Award. Community PRIDE Awards recognize WNB employees for exceptional volunteer service to programs, organizations, and initiatives that contribute to the strength and vitality of the communities served.  Wenzel serves as Choir Director for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, and in the first nine months of 2017, she has volunteered over 170 hours to the program.

In Memory of...
Kent Kircher of Spicer, formerly from Olivia, died Mon­day, February 5, at Rice Memorial Hospital at the age of 75.

Kircher was president of the Citizens State Bank of  Olivia until 2014, and was a member of the Minnesota Bankers Association Pioneer Banker Club.

A memorial service was held Monday, February 12, at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia. Bu­rial will be at a later date in Olivia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota Foundation for Cancer Research, Rice Health Foundation, and The Bethesda Foundation.

Board Appointments
The Bank Holding Company Association (BHCA) is pleased to welcome two new board members, Michael J. Finley and Harry Wahlquist. They were elected at the 2017 BHCA Fall annual meeting and their three-year terms started on January 2, 2018.
Finley is vice president of Janesville Holding Company, in Janesville, Minnesota, which owns the $70 million Janesville State Bank; Finley is also the bank president. He graduated from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and from the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Finley was an examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank prior to joining Janesville State Bank.
Wahlquist, a graduate of Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, is the founder, president and CEO of Midwest Bancorporation, which owns the $260 million Star Bank. The bank’s charter is in Maple Lake, Minnesota. Wahlquist began his banking career at the Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis, predecessor to Wells Fargo, where he managed the Midwest Banking and Correspondent Banking Departments in the Ninth Federal Reserve District.
First State Bank and Trust is excited to announce the appointment of Melanie Sullivan and Chris Galvin to its Board of Directors after the retirement of two long serving Directors.
Melanie Sullivan is the Chief People Officer at Constellation Mutual and an Adjunct Professor – Health Services Management at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Doctor of Education, Organization Development degree from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO.
Chris Galvin is Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics for Andersen Corporation where he is responsible for the company’s operational excellence including manufacturing, facilities, logistics and supply chain integration. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Masters of Business Management from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

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