Bankers on the Move
Bridgewater Bank is pleased to welcome Lisa Salazar to its newly created role of Senior Vice President Deposit Services and Emerging Products. Lisa joins Bridgewater as a seasoned commercial banking professional with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. In her new position, Lisa will manage the Bank’s deposit services division, focusing on deposit generation initiatives, new product development and team culture. 
WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Chad Anderson has joined the Bank as Vice President and Business Banking Officer at its newly formed office in Holmen, WI.

Anderson brings nearly 20 years of banking experience into his new role, most recently as a Commercial Banker at Merchants Bank in Winona. Prior to that, Anderson worked as a Business Banker at WNB for 12 years.
United Bankers’ Bank (UBB) has promoted Mary Williams to SVP, Chief Operations Officer, effective August 6. Williams succeeds Anne Hofstede who retired after 41 years of service at UBB.
 
In her role, Williams will lead UBB’s Operations team and will oversee the bank’s operational products and deposit services in addition to customer service. Williams’ transition to this role is natural as she has served on UBB’s Operations team since 2007, most recently as SVP, Operations Manager, and boasts over 25 years of experience in the banking industry.
Andy Noll, president, First Farmers & Merchants National Bank in Fairmont, has been appointed chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2019.

Noll’s career with First Farmers & Merchants National Bank spans 25 years. In addition to serving as president, he also serves as senior vice president of its holding company, 215 Holding Co., which operates offices in 15 communities across Southern Minnesota. Noll graduated from Moorhead State University and is a 1992 graduate of GSBC. Additionally, he successfully completed ABA’s National Commercial Lending School and the Minnesota Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. He is a past director for the Minnesota Bankers Association.
RiverWood Bank welcomes Dionne Rozario and Jennifer Kostek in Baxter as loan operation systems specialists. 
Dionne is from Baxter and has worked in the financial services industry for more than a decade. She has a degree in international politics and Russian and French languages from St. Cloud State University, which fuel her desire to travel. Dionne volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen. 
Jenn grew up in Holdingford and has worked in the financial services industry for nearly a decade. She has degrees in sales and management from St. Cloud Technical and Community College and in finance from St. Cloud State University. 
Dacotah Bank, which has locations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, has promoted David Sandvig to senior vice president and chief relationship officer. The announcement was recently made by the company’s executive vice president, Robert Fouberg. Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, David and his wife Jody and their children make their home in Aberdeen. He has served as a wealth advisor for Dacotah Bank prior to his promotion.

     Anniversaries


Sue Engholm, Senior Consumer Lender, AVP, celebrated 30 years of working at The Bank of Elk River. She began working at the bank as a drive-up teller and bookkeeper in the Main Street office. Since then, she has held many other positions including New Accounts Representative, Assistant Branch Manager, Personal Banker, Loan Officer, and has landed in her role today as a Senior Consumer Lender, AVP, focusing primarily on mortgage lending. “Sue is a wealth of knowledge.  She is a great resource for our customers as well as our employees,”  said Corey Wemple, Director of Consumer and Real Estate Lending. “Her dedication to her job and The Bank of Elk River is something we can all look up to.”

Jody Meneley, Marketing Administrative Assistant III, celebrated a quarter of a century working at The Bank of Elk River. Jody began working at the bank as a Teller following her high school graduation in 1993. Since then, she has held many other positions including Consumer Loan Processor, Commercial Loan Processor, Consumer Lender, IT Administrative Assistant, Marketing Associate, Mortgage Servicing Assistant, Special Assets Administrative Assistant, and Marketing Administrative Assistant III. She transitioned to the Marketing Department for the first time in 2006 for five years and then returned when she accepted her current position 2014. She now specializes in coordinating various bank activities, volunteer events and leads marketing projects. “Jody is a true asset to the Bank of Elk River,” said Julia Schreifels, Assistant Vice President and Director of Marketing. “She exemplifies professionalism and we are fortunate to have someone with her skills, experience and dedication working here.”

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