Bankers on the Move
Shauna Yliniemi has been promoted to personal banking officer at Bell Bank in Detroit Lakes. In her new position, Yliniemi works to retain and expand existing personal deposits and loan relationships with customers. 

Doyle Jelsing, President of Neighborhood National Bank, recently announced two new hires:

The bank has hired Lee Ann Hohenstein to join the its growing lending department in the Aitkin Office. Lee Ann comes to Neighborhood National Bank with 21 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. 

The bank also announced that it hired Allen Goldsmith to join the its growing lending department in the Mora Office. Allen comes to Neighborhood National Bank with 11 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. 

National Bank of Commerce (NBC) hired two new personal bankers, Samantha Kerr and Brandon McCabe.

Samantha joins NBC with six years of banking experience and is working in the Duluth branch.

Brandon has been in banking since 2013 and will be located at the Hermantown branch.


The Bank Holding Company Association announced the appointment of three new directors, including Rick Wall, CEO of Highland Bancshares, Inc., in Minnetonka. Highland owns the $492 million Highland Bank.

Winona National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of three employees:

Erica Jerowski brings 18 years of business banking experience to her new role as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.


Melissa Shore
 has been named Senior Vice President and Human Resources Manager.

Amanda Ambrose has been promoted to Branch Lead Teller. In her new role, Ambrose will provide training and coaching to tellers and serve clients at the Winona National Bank West Office and East Office.

Winona National Bank is also pleased to announce that Julie Knutson has joined the bank as a Personal Banker.

Winona National Bank also announces that Ashley Hamby has joined the bank as Vice President and Retail Banking Manager. Hamby is responsible for the management and leadership of the bank’s retail new accounts and personal banking area. She brings 11 years of banking experience, most recently as Retail Lead at Bremer Bank in the Eau Claire and Onalaska markets. Prior to that, she held the roles of Teller then Assistant Branch Manager at U.S. Bank in Onalaska.
Center National Bank in Litchfield and Plymouth has announced the promotion of six of its top staff members: 

Karen Zimmer
, a 21 year employee, has been promoted from Vice President to Sr. Vice President. Ms. Zimmer is the Chief Risk Officer and BSA Officer of the bank. 

Mark Brauch
, an eight year employee, has been promoted from Vice President to Sr. Vice President. Mr. Brauch is the CFO of the bank and the Compliance Officer. 

Loree Schultz
, a 38 year employee, has been promoted to Vice President. Ms. Schultz leads the real estate and IRA/HSA departments. She also does consumer lending and coordinates the bank’s marketing.

Deanna Lease
, a 27 year employee, has been promoted to Vice President of Mortgage and Consumer Lending. 

Dawn Jansen
, a 23 year employee, has been promoted to Vice President of Agriculture and Commercial Lending. Ms. Jansen leads the Agricultural Lending area of the bank. 

Thomas Zens, a three year employee, has been promoted to Vice President of Commercial and Agriculture Lending. 



Coulee Bank CEO Brad Sturm has announced that he has decided to step down in 2018. Sturm’s decision will bring a close to 25 years of continuous service at Coulee Bank and 39 years in the financial services industry. Sturm’s official retirement date is set for March 31, 2018. Sturm will continue to serve on the Coulee Bank Board of Directors after his retirement.

At the time of Sturm’s retirement, Dirk R. Gasterland will assume the responsibilities of CEO for Coulee Bank. Gasterland rejoined Coulee Bank on May 1, 2017, as Executive Vice President to begin working on the 2018 CEO transition.

National Bank of Commerce (NBC) announced the promotions of six of its associates:

Linda Emmert, who has been with the bank for over 25 years, is now VP – Controller.

Shawn Adams, who has been with NBC for six years, is now AVP – Area Manager.

Jennifer Hill, who has been with the bank for five years, is now VP – Retail Loan Operations Director.

Troy Lambert is now VP – eServices Director and he’s been with NBC for 12 years.

Jaron Larson is now AVP – Commercial Banker and he’s been with the bank for over four years.

Megan Wedel is now AVP – Commercial Banker and becomes NBC’s newest officer.

Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lakeville Branch, is pleased to announce that Jon Maier has joined the Citizens team as Vice President/Retail Sales Manager. He brings 19 years of financial services expertise with 13 years of management experience.  

Cody Rieland has been promoted to VP/wealth advisor at Bell Bank in Alexandria, Minnesota. In his new position, Rieland will offer advice and financial strategies to clients, designing a plan to pursue their financial goals. Originally from Alexandria, Rieland earned a bachelor's degree in finance from North Dakota State University. He has five years' experience with Bell Investments, a division of Bell Bank.

Minnesota Bank & Trust (MBT announced the appointment of Donna Mohr Kinney to the position of senior vice president, Private Client Services. Prior to joining Minnesota Bank & Trust, Mohr Kinney was vice president and senior trust officer at U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management. She also spent 13 years as a vice president and trust officer for the U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve.


 
 
 

 

Awards/Recognitions
Winona National Bank is pleased to announce Tom Seaholm, Vice President of Business Banking, as the recipient of its first 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.
 

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Help us recognize those people who are excelling in their banking career by letting us know of your bank's new staff and internal promotions. We will place them along with other bankers in the MBA News monthly department "Bankers on the Move." You can send your banker on the move to Eric Hauth at erich@minnbankers.com

The Bank Holding Company Association announced the appointment of three new directors, including Rick Wall, CEO of Highland Bancshares, Inc., in Minnetonka. Highland owns the $492 million Highland Bank. 
Winona National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of three employees:
Erica Jerowski brings 18 years of business banking experience to her new role as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. 
Melissa Shore has been named Senior Vice President and Human Resources Manager. 
Amanda Ambrose has been promoted to Branch Lead Teller. In her new role, Ambrose will provide training and coaching to tellers and serve clients at the Winona National Bank West Office and East Office. 
Winona National Bank is also pleased to announce that Julie Knutson has joined the bank as a Personal Banker. 
Winona National Bank also announces that Ashley Hamby has joined the bank as Vice President and Retail Banking Manager. Hamby is responsible for the management and leadership of the bank’s retail new accounts and personal banking area. 
Center National Bank in Litchfield and Plymouth has announced the promotion of six of its top staff members:  
Karen Zimmer, a 21 year employee, has been promoted from Vice President to Sr. Vice President. Ms. Zimmer is the Chief Risk Officer and BSA Officer of the bank.   
Mark Brauch, an eight year employee, has been promoted from Vice President to Sr. Vice President. Mr. Brauch is the CFO of the bank and the Compliance Officer.  
Loree Schultz, a 38 year employee, has been promoted to Vice President. Ms. Schultz leads the real estate and IRA/HSA departments. She also does consumer lending and coordinates the bank’s marketing.   
Deanna Lease, a 27 year employee, has been promoted to Vice President of Mortgage and Consumer Lending.  
Dawn Jansen, a 23 year employee, has been promoted to Vice President of Agriculture and Commercial Lending.  Ms. Jansen leads the Agricultural Lending area of the bank.   
Thomas Zens, a three year employee, has been promoted to Vice President of Commercial and Agriculture Lending.  
Kevin Zenk, Branch Sales Director at MidCountry Bank, announced the promotion of Nikki Willemssen, to Branch Manager in the Hutchinson area. 
Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lakeville Branch, is pleased to announce that Jon Maier has joined the Citizens team as Vice President/Retail Sales Manager. He brings 19 years of financial services expertise with 13 years of management experience.  
Coulee Bank CEO Brad Sturm has announced that he has decided to step down in 2018. Sturm’s decision will bring a close to 25 years of continuous service at Coulee Bank and 39 years in the financial services industry. Sturm’s official retirement date is set for March 31, 2018. Sturm will continue to serve on the Coulee Bank Board of Directors after his retirement.
At the time of Sturm’s retirement, 
Dirk R. Gasterland will assume the responsibilities of CEO for Coulee Bank. Gasterland rejoined Coulee Bank on May 1, 2017, as Executive Vice President to begin working on the 2018 CEO transition. 
National Bank of Commerce (NBC) announced the promotions of six of its associates:

Linda Emmert, who has been with the bank for over 25 years, is now VP – Controller.

Shawn Adams, who has been with NBC for six years, is now AVP – Area Manager.

Jennifer Hill, who has been with the bank for five years, is now VP – Retail Loan Operations Director. 

Troy Lambert is now VP – eServices Director and he’s been with NBC for 12 years.

Jaron Larson is now AVP – Commercial Banker and he’s been with the bank for over four years.

Megan Wedel is now AVP – Commercial Banker and becomes NBC’s newest officer.