Bankers on the Move
Amy Murphy joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Clara City, Minnesota location as the Senior Operations Manager and a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Bank. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day to day activities in Item and Data Processing, Deposit Operations, Retail Service Banking, Electronic Banking and Cash Management functions of the Bank. Murphy brings 27+ years of experience in the financial industry. Murphy is an active member of the Federal Reserve Bank Retail Payments Advisory Group and also is the Treasurer of Delano Lions Club. Currently, Murphy lives in Montrose, Minnesota where she enjoys golfing, hiking, reading and spending time with her adult children, Bridget and Noah.
First National Bank of Waseca is pleased to announce the addition of Alyssa Bowers as Mortgage Lender/Consumer Banker. Bowers joins the Bank with over 21 years of experience in the areas of retail, mortgage, commercial, marketing and management. She received a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato where she majored in finance. Bowers and her husband, Mike, reside in Waseca with their three daughters.
Bridgewater Bank is pleased to welcome Tony Ferraro to its growing lending team as Senior Vice President Commercial Lending. Tony joins Bridgewater as a seasoned lender with 20 years’ commercial lending experience. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Citizens Bank Minnesota is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Denn to Executive Vice President. Denn will take over the day to day management of the bank on January 1, 2019. Current bank President and CEO Lou Geistfeld has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2019 at which time Denn will assume those responsibilities. Denn is a 1987 graduate of Madelia High School, a 1992 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris and a 2003 graduate of the Graduate school of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his banking career, Denn operates a corn/soybean farm near Madelia and has served on the Madelia Fire Department for 19 years, the past several years as its Fire Chief.
HomeTown Bank has announced that Todd Klohn joined the bank as a Mortgage Lender at the bank’s new Shakopee location. His first day with the bank was September 5, 2018.
Klohn has worked in mortgage lending for over 21 years with experience lending to the Shakopee area. He started as a mortgage loan processor in 1997 and gained experience as an underwriter and fulfillment manager, working his way up to loan origination. He enjoys lending because he gets to interact with people and be a part of their success. He holds a degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University. 

Bridgewater Bank is pleased to welcome Mary Krogman to its team as Vice President Business Services Sales. 

Originally starting her career at the Federal Reserve, Mary joins Bridgewater as a seasoned banking professional with over 30 years’ experience, with a majority of the years focused in the treasury space. In her new role, Mary will draw on her extensive cash management background and the breadth of her client portfolio to develop new and existing relationships and advance the Bank’s suite of cash management products.

WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Dave Justus has joined the Bank as Vice President and Business Banking Officer at its office in Holmen, WI. Justus earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison.
Bridgewater Bank is pleased to welcome Lisa Salazar to its newly created role of Senior Vice President Deposit Services and Emerging Products. Lisa joins Bridgewater as a seasoned commercial banking professional with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. In her new position, Lisa will manage the Bank’s deposit services division, focusing on deposit generation initiatives, new product development and team culture. 
WNB Financial is pleased to announce that Chad Anderson has joined the Bank as Vice President and Business Banking Officer at its newly formed office in Holmen, WI.

Anderson brings nearly 20 years of banking experience into his new role, most recently as a Commercial Banker at Merchants Bank in Winona. Prior to that, Anderson worked as a Business Banker at WNB for 12 years.
United Bankers’ Bank (UBB) has promoted Mary Williams to SVP, Chief Operations Officer, effective August 6. Williams succeeds Anne Hofstede who retired after 41 years of service at UBB.
In her role, Williams will lead UBB’s Operations team and will oversee the bank’s operational products and deposit services in addition to customer service. Williams’ transition to this role is natural as she has served on UBB’s Operations team since 2007, most recently as SVP, Operations Manager, and boasts over 25 years of experience in the banking industry.
Andy Noll, president, First Farmers & Merchants National Bank in Fairmont, has been appointed chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2019.

Noll’s career with First Farmers & Merchants National Bank spans 25 years. In addition to serving as president, he also serves as senior vice president of its holding company, 215 Holding Co., which operates offices in 15 communities across Southern Minnesota. Noll graduated from Moorhead State University and is a 1992 graduate of GSBC. Additionally, he successfully completed ABA’s National Commercial Lending School and the Minnesota Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. He is a past director for the Minnesota Bankers Association.

     In Memory of...

Mark W. Olson, Potomac, MD, died on September 12, 2018. In addition to serving on the MBA’s Legislative Committee (now Government Relations Council), his achievements and contributions to the banking industry were many, as noted in the obituary that appeared in his hometown paper, the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. “He graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in economics in 1965. Upon graduating college and serving his active duty portion of his Army Reserve obligation, he joined First Bank System (now U.S. Bancorp). He then served in Washington, D.C. as a legislative director for Congressman Bill Frenzel. In 1976, he was named president and CEO of Security State Bank, founded by his father in 1957, until 1988. While at Security, he was elected president of the American Bankers Association in 1976, the youngest person elected to the position…in 2001, after serving as staff director of the Securities and Exchange Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, he was named as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board where he served until 2006.”  

     Bank Board Appointments

RiverWood Bank recently welcomed Jake Olinger to its Board of Directors. Olinger is the President of Foster White Insurance in Monticello and has been a part of the community for more than 20 years. Olinger also serves as the assistant fire chief on the Monticello Fire Department, participates in the Chamber of Commerce and coaches his children’s sports teams.

United Prairie Bank is pleased to announce that Melanie VanRoekel has been appointed to its Board of Directors. VanRoekel has an extensive background in leadership of financial teams and functions for several companies, most recently as the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Agropur, formerly Davisco Foods International of LeSueur, Minnesota.

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