Bankers on the Move
Community Bank Owatonna (CBO) has hired Tim Kluender as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Kluender, who has also has joined the bank’s Board of Directors, brings 24 years of banking experience to the role, including the last 15 years in an executive management capacity.

Kluender is an Iowa native and a 1993 graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where he majored in Economics/Finance and earned a minor in Mathematics. “I am honored to join the Community Bank team and Board of Directors”, Kluender said. “I am passionate about the value and importance of community banking, and am pleased to be joining an organization in CBO that shares this vision. Additionally Sherry and I look forward to becoming very involved in the Owatonna community.

Prime Security Bank in Shakopee is pleased to announce that Andrew Krehbiel has joined the team as a Credit/Operations Assistant. Andrew has his MBA from Augsburg University, which he attained in 2017. Andrew is an avid fan of the Vikings, Timberwolves, and Twins.
Chuck Johnson, President/CEO of Root River State Bank, Chatfield, and The First State Bank of Fountain, announced the following new hires:
Teresa Narveson was hired as Assistant Vice President & Operations/Teller Supervisor at Root River State Bank in Chatfield. She brings 40 years of experience in banking to her role with Root River State Bank. Among her other talents, she co-chairs the annual Western Days homemade pie baking effort for her church, which resulted in over 200 pies this year.
Katrina Pulham was hired as Personal Banker & Compliance Officer at The First State Bank of Fountain. She brings eight years of experience in banking to her role, most recently at Wells Fargo Bank in Mooresville, North Carolina. Outside of banking, her talents include bow hunting and fishing, and she is an accomplished wildlife painter.

Lorianne Kellogg
 was hired as Lending & Compliance Assistant at The First State Bank of Fountain. She brings a 14 year career in banking to her position. Lorianne enjoys her kids, grandkids, outdoor activities, and keeping herself fit.
Eagle Valley Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Matthew Shook as Vice President - Retail Banking. In his role as Vice President – Retail Banking, Shook will focus on branch profitability, deposit origination and the development of branch personnel. Shook will oversee three branch locations and will also assist with the holding company’s most recent acquisition of First Resource Bank in Lino Lakes.

Jim Mack
 has joined Foresight Bank in Plainview and Rochester as Vice President, Ag & Commercial Lender. Jim brings over 30 years of banking experience to his new role.
U.S. Bank Wealth Management has named Rod Dolan as the national head of Business Owner Advisory Services (BOAS). Dolan will be based in Minneapolis. In his new role, Dolan will be responsible for leading Business Owners Advisory Services, including growing the team and launching this important program that provides unbiased advice and strategies to a key segment of wealth management clients.
Christian M. Barnett, CFP, has joined RiverWood Financial as a Financial Advisor. This announcement is jointly made by RiverWood Bank and Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA), a nationwide provider of non-deposit financial products and services. RiverWood Financial is located within RiverWood Bank in Baxter, MN. Barnett will service customers from both the Baxter and Crosslake offices. 

Kyle Lecy
 has joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Echo, Minnesota location as Jr. Loan Officer. He will be responsible for managing agricultural and commercial customer relationships, prospecting and developing new relationships in Echo and the surrounding communities.
Winona National Bank is pleased to announce Patrick Smock has joined the Bank as Mortgage Officer. In his new role, Smock is responsible for originating, processing, and closing mortgage loans. He brings 23 years of customer service experience to Winona National Bank, most recently as Mortgage Lender with BMO Harris Bank in La Crosse and Onalaska.
Del Mari Runck, Chief Operating Officer of Neighborhood National Bank in Alexandria, recently announced that the Bank has promoted two staff members: 
Jean Feigum was promoted to Mortgage Lender after serving as a Personal Banker and Consumer Lender at Neighborhood National for over 15 years. Her banking career spans over 40 years and she is a member of the Runestone Lions Club in Alexandria.
Chris Merten was promoted to Commercial Lender after serving most recently as a Credit Analyst and Loan Support. Chris is currently a chairperson for the St. Mary’s Church Block Party Committee, and also is a member of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals.

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

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

BankVista announced that Stephanie Delgado has joined the bank to further advance growth in the Chaska area as Vice President of Commercial Lending. She has a degree in Business Finance from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management.
Winona National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Polus to Vice President and Operations/IT Manager. In her new role, Polus is responsible for the bank’s operations functions, core system applications, and information security. She has 23 years of experience at Winona National Bank, including two years as Retail Banking Manager, 16 years in various Marketing roles, and prior to that that she worked in both Operations and Administration.

National Bank of Commerce (NBC) announced the hiring of Aaron Lewis as a Mortgage Banker. Working out of NBC’s Superior Main branch, he will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients while guiding them through each step of the home buying process.

Pine Country Bank is celebrating its 90-year anniversary.

The bank’s long-term success reflects its commitment to being a vital part of the community it serves. Formerly known as Royalton State Bank, it has been a locally-owned and run financial institution since 1927. Every year through its Hometown Pledge program, Pine Country Bank gives 5% of profits back to community organizations and employees are allowed to volunteer during work hours to local nonprofits. 

“Through the work of our talented employees we have been able to remain a strong and stable community bank through 90 years of change and ups and downs,” said Rob Ronning, President of Pine Country Bank.

Winona National Bank is pleased to announce Mary Stoltman, Private Banking Officer, as the recipient of its second 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.

The Bank of Elk River recognized Sue Black, who recently celebrated 40 years with The Bank of Elk River. Sue, who is now Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources for The Bank of Elk River, also was awarded the 2016 Top Women in Finance Award from Finance and Commerce. This award recognizes the top 50 women in Minnesota for their outstanding achievements in business.

Bank Boards
Pine Country Bank has announced the appointment of Chris Schulte to serve on the bank’s board of directors. Schulte is Vice President of Little Falls Machine, a fourth-generation family business. Little Falls Machine produces a variety of plows, snow wings, spreaders, scrapers, hitches and lifts and was named the 2014 “Large Business of the Year” by the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce for its focus on employees and quality products. He’s been with the company since 1992.

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