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Bank Leadership 2020

Our 2020 Board of Directors, Senior Officers, and Advisory Committees

March 31, 2021

Minneapolis Fed Board of Directors
2020 Minneapolis Fed Board of Directors—Standing (left to right): Brenda K. Foster, David R. Emery, Sarah Walsh, Harry D. Melander, Kathleen Neset; Seated: Jeanne Crain, Thomas W. Armstrong, Srilata Zaheer, Christopher M. Hilger *2021 photo will be added when circumstances allow
Bank Leadership 2020

2020 Minneapolis Board of Directors

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Srilata Zaheer (Chair)

Class C Director
Dean, Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Harry D. Melander (Deputy Chair)

Class C Director
President
Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council
St. Paul, Minnesota

Christopher M. Hilger

Class C Director
Chairman, President & CEO
Securian Financial Group
St. Paul, Minnesota

David R. Emery

Class B Director
Executive Chairman of the Board, Retired
Black Hills Corporation
Rapid City, South Dakota

Kathleen Neset

Class B Director
President
Neset Consulting Service
Tioga, North Dakota

Sarah Walsh

Class B Director
Chief Operating Officer
PayneWest Insurance
Helena, Montana

Thomas W. Armstrong

Class A Director
SVP / Market President
Forward Bank
Park Falls, Wisconsin

Jeanne Crain

Class A Director
President and CEO
Bremer Financial Corporation
St. Paul, Minnesota

Brenda K. Foster

Class A Director
Chairman, President & CEO
First Western Bank and Trust
Minot, North Dakota
 

Helena Board 2020
Helena Branch Directors (left to right): Mary Rutherford, Jason Adams, Bobbi Wolstein, Norma Nickerson, William E. Coffee

2020 Helena Board of Directors

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Norma Nickerson (Chair)

Research Professor & Director, Institute for Tourism & Recreation Research
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana

Bobbi Wolstein (Deputy Chair)

Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Secretary
LHC, Inc.
Kalispell, Montana

Jason Adams

Chief Financial Officer
Energy Keepers, Inc.
Polson, Montana

William E. Coffee

President and CEO
Stockman Financial Corp. and Stockman Bank
Billings, Montana

Mary Rutherford

President and CEO
Montana Community Foundation
Helena, Montana

 


2020 Senior Officers

As of 12/31/2020

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Neel Kashkari

President & CEO

Ron Feldman

First Vice President

Christine Gaffney

Senior Vice President, Supervision, Regulation, and Credit

Anjali Gandhi

Senior Vice President, Technology and Risk

Michael Garrett

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Inclusion

Sharon T. Hill

Senior Vice President, Treasury Services

Amy Phenix

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Law Enforcement and Facilities

Alene Tchourumoff

Senior Vice President, Community Development and Engagement

Rick Thornton

Senior Vice President & General Auditor

Niel Willardson

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Mark Wright

Senior Vice President & Director of Research
 

2020 Ninth District Advisory Council

Council members advise the Bank's senior officers and economists on regional economic conditions. New members are appointed by the Minneapolis Fed president.

See the current Ninth District Advisory Council

Brittany Beyer

Executive Director
Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation
Rhinelander, WI

Brian Bird

Chief Financial Officer
NorthWestern Energy
Sioux Falls, SD

Alison Brown

President and CEO
Science Museum of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN

David Curry

Founder
Cloverleaf Farm
Elk Point, SD

David Dietz

President and CEO
Preference Employment Solutions
Fargo, ND

Olga Hall

Director, International sales
RDO Equipment Co.
Fargo, ND

Steve Loehr

Vice President, Operations Support
Kwik Trip, Inc.
La Crosse, WI

Mike Mabin

President/CEO
Marketing & Advertising Business Unlimited Inc. (MABU)
Bismarck, ND

Joseph Nayquonabe

CEO
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
Onamia, MN

Dan Wentarmini

Senior VP and CFO
Champion Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI

2020 Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

Council members provide information, advice, and recommendations from the perspective of community depository institutions. Members are representatives of depository institutions (thrifts, credit unions, and banks) in the Ninth District with total assets of less than $10 billion.

See the current Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

Shari Laven (Chair)

CEO
Viking Bank
Alexandria, MN

Jamie Buhr

President
Valley Bank of Ronan
Ronan, MT

Melodie Carlson

COO
Sunrise Banks
St. Paul, MN

Jon Eberle

CFO and EVP
Home Federal Savings Bank
Rochester, MN

David Hanson

President & CEO
American State Bank & Trust Co
Williston, ND

Kathy Harrington

President
Heartland Credit Union
Inner Grove Heights, MN

Emily Hofer

CFO / Director
Merchants State Bank
Freeman, SD

Sharon Lake

President
Grand Timber Bank
McGregor, MN

Brenda Lippens

President and CEO
Delta County Credit Union
Escanaba, MI

Val Mindak

President and CEO
Park City Credit Union
Merrill, WI

Greg Raymo

President
First State Bank Southwest
Worthington, MN

David Waligoske

President and CEO
Fishback Financial Corporation
Brookings, SD