Bankers on the Move
RiverWood Bank welcomes Dionne Rozario and Jennifer Kostek in Baxter as loan operation systems specialists. 
Dionne is from Baxter and has worked in the financial services industry for more than a decade. She has a degree in international politics and Russian and French languages from St. Cloud State University, which fuel her desire to travel. Dionne volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen. 
Jenn grew up in Holdingford and has worked in the financial services industry for nearly a decade. She has degrees in sales and management from St. Cloud Technical and Community College and in finance from St. Cloud State University. 
Dacotah Bank, which has locations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, has promoted David Sandvig to senior vice president and chief relationship officer. The announcement was recently made by the company’s executive vice president, Robert Fouberg. Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, David and his wife Jody and their children make their home in Aberdeen. He has served as a wealth advisor for Dacotah Bank prior to his promotion.
Community Bank Owatonna announced Todd Cordes as the bank’s new Vice President/Operations & Information Technology. Cordes began his new role on May 14, 2018. Cordes has over 24 years of banking experience. He has two teenage daughters and enjoys attending their activities and athletic events.
RiverWood Bank promoted Autumn Hunter to Senior Operations Specialist recognizing her commitment to providing innovative solutions to coworkers and customers for the past 13 years. Additionally, Autumn will be assuming new and expanded responsibilities.
Bridgewater Bank is pleased to announce the addition of two key new hires to its growing team. 
Erik Schwegler joins Bridgewater as a seasoned lender with over 25 years of commercial real estate experience concentrated in multifamily, retail and office lending. In his new position, Erik will use his expertise to contribute to the bank’s expanding loan portfolio, while building relationships in the Twin Cities. 
Katie Klug brings more than 15 years of commercial banking experience to Bridgewater, most recently serving as Vice President, Cash Management Specialist at Anchor Bank (nka Old National Bank). In her new role, Katie will focus on fortifying new and existing commercial relationships through the delivery of Bridgewater’s Business Services solutions. 
Bill Rosacker, President and CEO of United Bankers’ Bank (UBB), announced the retirement of Kevin Bostrom, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, along with a series of promotions involving its lending capabilities and corresponding loan administration responsibilities.
UBB Lending Department Transitions:
  • Kevin Bostrom, Executive Vice President, retired on April 13, 2018. Bostrom started at UBB in 1986
  • Conrad Newburgh has been promoted to Chief Credit Officer and will assume the role previously held by Bostrom
  • Dawn Tollefsrud will serve as Vice President, Senior Credit Officer
  • Lisa Brusen was recently hired as Vice President, Credit Administration Manager
  • Ashley Lemke was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Lending
Andrea Ricard has been promoted to Personal Banking Officer at Bell Bank in Detroit Lakes. In her new position, Ricard will retain and expand existing personal deposit and loan relationships with customers. Ricard earned a bachelor's degree in university studies from North Dakota State University. She started at Bell Bank in 2016 and has held various retail positions. Ricard lives in Rothsay, Minnesota.
Michele Carlstrom recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Maynard location as an Operations Lead. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Maynard location, with an emphasis on building and enhancing customer relationships. Carlstrom brings twenty plus years of customer service experience, along with 10 years of lending and financial services experience. 
National Bank of Commerce (NBC) welcomes Aaron Lewis in the role of Business Development & Treasury Management Representative. Working out of NBC’s Superior Main branch, Aaron’s primary responsibility will be to provide a high level of service within the depository area of the bank including a portfolio of our largest corporate banking and non-profit customers as well as potential prospects. Aaron comes to NBC with almost four years of banking experience. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Management/Marketing. 
National Bank of Commerce (NBC) announced promotions of six of its associates: 

Eric Albrecht
, who has been with the bank for two years, is now SVP – Chief Operating Officer.

Linda Aune
, who has been with the bank for six years, is now AVP – Commercial Loan Operations Director.

Hannah Horman
, who has been with the bank for two years, is now AVP – Marketing Manager and becomes an NBC Officer.

Brad Roden
, who has been with the bank for ten years, is now SVP – Chief Banking Officer.

Matt Rouse
, who has been with the bank for three years, is now AVP – eServices Sales Specialist and becomes an NBC Officer.

Tim Smith
, who has been with the bank for three years, is now AVP – Commercial Banker and becomes an NBC Officer.
Citizens Bank Minnesota is pleased to announce that Justin Gode has joined the Citizens team as Vice President of Ag Lending at the Lafayette Branch. Gode is a graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato with a double major in Management and Marketing and a minor in Business Administration. He also furthered his education by attending the MBA/SDBA School for Experienced Ag Lenders. He brings 16 years of banking experience with an emphasis on Agricultural and Commercial Lending.
RiverWood Bank welcomes Miranda Anderson as Vice President/Marketing Manager and Mitch Reller as Credit Analyst, both based in Baxter, MN. 

Miranda brings nearly two decades of marketing and communications experience of various service industries including health care, banking, and hospitality. Miranda has a marketing degree from Bemidji State University and is a graduate of the Blandin and Brainerd Lakes Chamber leadership programs.
Mitch recently earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Minnesota Morris. He will help customers at RiverWood Bank to prosper by analyzing their financial applications and providing insights into their ability to honor financial obligations and realize the plans they have for the future.
Riverwood Bank recently promoted the following employees, recognizing their dedication to putting the customer first:

Patty Kill
, serving customers in Morris, Minnesota, was promoted to Personal Banking Manager with additional responsibilities added to her role.

Susie Lande
, serving customers in Crosslake, Minnesota, was promoted to Lead Teller.

Jennifer Paterson
, a member of the deposit operations team in Baxter, Minnesota, was promoted to Operations Assistant with additional responsibilities added to her role.

Josh Rardin
, a member of the lending operations team in Baxter, was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst.


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