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 Bankers on the Move

Mike Mulrooney

Mike Mulrooney retired March 31 after a 20-year tenure with the Central Minnesota Development Company. While he served as CEO and president, the organization grew from a single county Small Business Administration (SBA) lender into a statewide presence recognized as one of the nation’s top SBA lenders. The new CEO is Tim Walker, an 11-year CMDC board member with extensive banking and SBA lending experience. He intends to grow the organization on the path Mulrooney and the board established.

Ronald Chamberlin, Nathan Wurm, Eric Wurm, Melissa Lange

ESB Bank President Ronald Chamberlin stepped down from his roles in March. Chamberlin led the company for over thirty years. He will be succeeded by Nathan Wurm who has worked at ESB Bank since 2007. Eric Wurm has been named Executive Vice President of Insurance Division and Melissa Lange has been named Executive Vice President of Banking Division. Chamberlin will remain the Board Chairman..

Casi Cross

Profinium is pleased to welcome Casi Cross as their newest Relationship Banker. Casi brings several years of customer service experience and a passion to serve, build relationships, and have fun.. 

Jason Jones

Profinium is pleased to announce that Jason Jones will be joining the team as Vice President of Information Technology. Jason has 20+ years of IT experience in a banking environment. He is excited to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Profinium team.

Sara Lynch

Sara Lynch has been promoted and named a Vice President of Keen Bank. Lynch will continue her role in mortgage lending and provides more than 22 years of banking experience—originating mortgage loans for primary residence, second homes, seasonal homes, recreational land and investment family homes, home equity loans and lines of credit.

Eric Bakken

Citizens Independent Banks announced Eric Bakken has been promoted to Universal Banking Officer III, AVP the St. Louis Park location. Eric is a current student in MBA’s Leadership Development Academy..

Lucas Stangl

Lucas Stangl has been promoted to Treasury Management Consultant at Merchants Bank. Stangl will help businesses find the right Treasury Management tools for efficiency, security and more. While officed in Winona, he will also serve businesses in the Lanesboro, Rushford, Red Wing, and St. Charles areas



  WNB Financial is pleased to announce Executive Assistant Tara Venable as the recipient of its 2023 first quarter Community PRIDE Award. As a Community PRIDE Award recipient, Venable received $100 to donate to the organization of her choice, which she chose to donate to the Winona Rotary Club.
Anthony Hanson, President of Citizens Bank & Trust Co., was named Business Person of the Year during the Annual Hutchinson Chamber Banquet. He was recognized for providing significant contributions to the local business community. Anthony is a graduate of MBA’s Leadership Development Academy, class of 2018.
Through sales and donations, a total of $4,711.01 was raised for Ready Set School at the annual Chili Tasting event, sponsored by WNB Financial, on February 10. Ready Set School was created to ensure that all Winona County children have the basic and necessary school supplies to better succeed in school.
WNB Financial is pleased to announce four $500 donations to senior nutrition programs in the communities it serves. These donations were made possible from “Jeans Day” funds, where employees choose to pay $2 each Friday to wear casual jeans during the workday, with the proceeds benefitting non-profit organizations.
WNB Financial kicked-off the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign Wednesday with its fifth annual Grocery Grab event, collecting 1,143 pounds of food and personal care items for the Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf.