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.