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 Bankers on the Move

Katie Behrendt

WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Katie Behrendt has joined the Bank as a Mortgage Loan Officer in Altoona, WI. Behrendt brings 15 years of experience in the financial industry, working both on the lending and operational sides of mortgage.

Michael Garves

WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Michael Garves has joined the bank as a Private Banking Officer. He brings 10 years of experience in a variety of banking roles, including teller, personal banker, retail banking management, and treasury management. 

Scott Ulik

WNB Financial is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Ulik to Vice President of Mortgage. He brings an extensive background as both a lender and manager and is experienced in implementing customized products, marketing, and pricing strategies in multiple markets.

Liz Schmidt

Liz Schmidt has joined the Profinium team as Deposit Operations Assistant. Liz comes to the bank with several years of customer service & leadership experience within the finance and insurance industries. 
 

Sandy Engstrom

Sandy Engstrom has joined the Profinium team as a Martin County Relationship Banker. Sandy comes to the bank with several years of customer service experience in very fast paced environments and she is looking forward to growing in this role.

Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer will be joining Profinium as Administrative Assistant. She is excited to be part of the Profinium team.

Michelle Ditlevson

Michelle Ditlevson will be joining the Profinium team as a Relationship Banking Officer based out of Owatonna. Michelle comes to the bank with almost 20 years of experience in various roles within the banking industry - including operations, personal banking & supervisory experience.

Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson will be joining the Profinium team as the newest Ag/Commercial Loan Processor. Stacey comes to the bank with extensive experience relating to data entry, systems management and customer service.

Charles (Chip) N. Reeves

MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc., parent company of MidWestOne Bank, announced Charles (Chip) N. Reeves, 54, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective November 1, 2022. Reeves succeeds Charlie Funk, who is retiring following a successful 22-year career with the organization. Funk will remain with MidWestOne through April 2023 as a special advisor to ensure a seamless transition and will continue to serve as a director on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Aubree Rehmke

Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Aubree Rehmke as a Risk & Regulatory Compliance Consultant. Rehmke will assist Vantage Point financial institution clients with audit, regulatory and risk matters.

Mitch Reller

RiverWood Bank is pleased to announce that Mitch Reller has been promoted to Business Banking Officer at our Big Lake branch. Mitch will be responsible for servicing the lending needs of the commercial customers in our Big Lake market and business development. Mitch is a tremendous asset to our team and it's great to see him advance in his career.

Debbie Rohder

RiverWood Bank is pleased to announce that Debbie Rohder has been promoted to HR Manager. Throughout her time, Debbie has worked in various positions and her broad background and experience provide a great knowledge base for an HR role. We are fortunate to have Debbie on our team and are excited to provide this career growth opportunity.

Neil Anderson 

Minnwest Bank announced Neil Anderson as its new Market President in Farmington. Anderson brings over thirty years of experience in banking and financial services in the Farmington and Twin Cities metro area to his new role where he will lead a local team in serving the needs of customers.

Chad Woyczik

Chad Woyczik has been promoted to Vice President/Deposit Operations Manager at Merchants Bank. Woyczik joined Merchants Bank in 2003 as a Customer Service Representative (CSR) in St. Charles and since 2007, he has lead Merchants’ Winona-Lakeside location as Branch Officer/Manager..

Justin Robinson

Drake Bank has promoted Justin Robinson to senior vice president, risk and compliance. Robinson joined the Bank in January 2021 as vice president, compliance and risk. Robinson will join the bank’s senior management team and will continue to oversee the bank’s compliance, internal audit, risk, and vendor management areas.

 Announcements


WNB Financial is pleased to announce Angela Czerwinski, Mortgage Loan Officer in Holmen, as the recipient of its 2022 third quarter Community PRIDE Award. As a Community PRIDE Award recipient, Czerwinski received $100 to donate to the organization of her choice, the La Crosse Area Family YMCA Mobile Food Pantry.
WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Mark Kulig and Jenny Baertsch have been named “Rising Stars Under 40” by River Valley Media Group and the 7 Rivers Alliance. Winners represent the area’s diverse regional workforce that’s committed to making their communities a better place to live and work. Kulig serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Officer, a position he began in June 2022. Baertsch has spent 14 years with WNB and serves as Marketing Manager.
WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Erica Jerowski, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been selected as a Finance & Commerce Top Women in Finance for 2022. Jerowski’s career with WNB spans 23 years. She currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She also serves on the WNB Financial Board of Directors.
Ameri Financial Group, Inc., parent of First Resource Bank, has successfully completed its acquisition of two Lake Area Bank offices operated by Waseca Bancshares, Inc. The two acquired offices, in Lindstrom and Forest Lake, Minn., now operate as branches of First Resource Bank. The addition expands First Resource Bank to six offices, five in Minnesota and one in Western Wisconsin, and approximately $500 million in assets.
Highland Bancshares, Inc., parent holding company of Highland Bank, announced the completion of its acquisition of Boundary Waters Bank today. Boundary Waters Bank has branches located in Woodbury, Blaine and Ely Minnesota, which hold approximately $100 million in deposits. This transaction sets forth a plan for future consolidation under Highland Bank, currently planned for third quarter, 2023.