Bankers on the Move
Katie J. (Regan) Nath, J.D. was appointed Chair of PB Bancshares, Inc., the bank holding company for Premier Bank in Maplewood, MN. As in-house counsel for Premier Banks, Katie brings a wealth of valuable experience to this position and to her role on the Boards of Premier Bank Rochester and Premier Bank Minnesota. A member of the Premier Team since 1997, Katie also serves as Vice President and Corporate Secretary for the three Premier Bank Charters and for other family related entities.   
Drake Bank has named Brianna Harstad as Human Resources and Talent Development Officer. Harstad joined the Bank in October 2020 as human resources and talent development manager.  Harstad will continue overseeing the Bank’s talent acquisition, training and development, benefits, compensation, performance management, and employee relations.  
Additionally, Hailey Lewis has been named Brand and Project Activation Officer. Lewis joined the Bank in March 2020 as brand master. Lewis will continue overseeing the Bank’s brand, marketing, and client experience. Lewis also serves as the Bank’s project manager and helps the senior management team in developing and documenting the Bank’s strategic plan. 
Sean O. Regan was named Chair of the Premier Bank Board, Maplewood, MN as well as the President of PB Bancshares, Inc. Since 1987, Sean has been a commercial lender serving business principals and investors with commercial borrowing needs and strategic business planning. As an investor in commercial real estate and other family businesses, he is uniquely qualified to work with family businesses in growth modes or in transition.  
Michael O. Regan was appointed to the Board of Directors of Premier Bank, Maplewood, Minnesota. His prior bank board experience includes having served for over 20 years on the Bank Boards of the Premier Bank, Rochester and Premier Bank, Minnesota Charters. Michael has owned and operated Indian Hills Golf Club in Grant, Minnesota since 1987 and is the managing partner of The Wilds golf course in Prior Lake Minnesota.  
Jeffrey D. Hatton was named President and CEO of Premier Bank. Jeff began as a management trainee at Premier Bank in 1990 and in his 30 plus year career at Premier has held almost every possible position at the bank, including, IT, Compliance, Loan Officer, Chief Operating Officer and more. This wide-ranging experience will be vital as he leads Premier Bank into a dynamic future.  
Mark E. Novitzki was appointed President of Business Development. Mark was at the helm of Premier Bank for 18 years. Mark continues to be active on the Premier Bank boards, and will continue to mentor and assist lenders in his new capacity.  
Brian L. Carnes was named President of the Roseville Branch, where he will office, and continue in his position as Chief Credit Officer of Premier Bank. He began his career with Premier Banks in 2004.
Tim F. Fischer has joined the Premier Team as VP of Business Development for Premier Bank Minnesota and Premier Bank Rochester charters, Tim will focus on expanding Premier Partnerships. Tim will office out of Hastings and Rochester.  
Terrence J. Furlong was named Business and Community Relations for Premier Bank. He has the important distinction of being the last person hired by late Chairman, Donald B. Regan.  Terry comes off a successful 33+-year career as a small business owner and an esteemed member of the community.  
Roundbank is pleased to announce the addition of Lindsay Fisher to its cash-management team as AVP cash management officer. Fisher, a 20-year banking veteran with a broad range of experience in banking that brings value to her business clients, will partner with businesses of all sizes across Roundbank’s entire footprint.  
Brandon Smieja has joined Lakeview Bank as Vice President of Commercial Banking. Prior to joining Lakeview Bank, Smieja served in the local financial services industry for over 17 years. 
Guaranty & Title Co. has named Ashliegh R. Rymar as the Commercial Escrow Manager for the company’s National Commercial Services division. Rymar has been in the real estate industry since 2012 and most recently served as a commercial escrow officer for a national title service provider where she closed complex commercial transactions both locally and nationally. 
MidCountry Bank welcomes Jeff Engen to its team.  Jeff brings 30 years of commercial banking expertise and local connections to MidCountry Bank, serving as the newly established Market President in Hutchinson.  Jeff has a broad-based banking background, spanning manufacturing, real estate and ag lending.  
First State Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the following staff promotions: Lyz Carlson to Retail Manager Officer, Nichole Cherrier to Trust Officer, Shawn Glaser to Vice President – Bank Services Director, Stephanie Johnson to Service Manager Officer, Katie Kranz, J.D., AEP® to Vice President – Trust, Angie Laska to Vice President – Credit Risk Manager, and Peter Matzek to Vice President – Chief Financial Officer.  
Neighborhood National Bank is pleased to announce that Michael R. Segner has been named President and Chief Executive Officer as of March 1, 2021.  He will also serve on the company’s Board of Directors. Mike has a long and successful career as a community bank CEO and has a passion of independent community banks providing quality service to the communities and area they serve.  Segner replaces retiring President and CEO Doyle Jelsing who has led Neighborhood National Bank for the last 12 years. 
Old National Bank announced the addition of veteran Twin Cities banking executive Christine Hobrough to the company’s leadership team. She joins Old National as Community Banking President and will oversee all Community Banking activities across the bank’s five-state footprint. She will be headquartered in the Twin Cities. 
First State Bank and Trust is excited to announce the addition of Samantha Rose as the new FSBT Mortgage Manager. Prior to joining FSBT, Rose worked as a mortgage and commercial lender at a bank in River Falls for 5 years.  
Currie State Bank announced that Peter Jacobsen and Kurt Richardson were recently promoted to Vice President and Co-Branch Managers of the Currie Office. In addition, Meghan Harrington was promoted as the IT/HR/Marketing Officer and Laura Post is now the Audit/Compliance Officer.


WNB Financial is pleased to announce Collene Fletcher, Business Banking Specialist, as the recipient of its 2021 first quarter Community PRIDE Award. 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 during and outside of work hours. As a Community PRIDE Award recipient, Fletcher received $100 to donate to the organization of her choice, which she chose to donate to Winona Church of the Nazarene.

   In Memory

Donald B. Regan, Premier Bank’s Chairman and Founder, aged 91, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Don’s commitment to serve both business and community lives on in those who were privileged to share his journey. A third generation, family bank, Premier affiliates now have twenty offices across the state and assets approaching 1.5 billion dollars as of December 31, 2020.
Keith Keller, 89, of St. Charles, Minn., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 29, 2021, in St. Charles. In 1964 he joined the staff of the First National Bank in St. Charles (now Merchants Bank), where he became vice president. He also served as interim president for a period of time. Keith was proud of having received a certificate from the Minnesota School of Banking at St. Olaf University. 

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