Alerus Financial expands commercial banking team with three hires

Fargo, N.D.-based Alerus Financial recently expanded its commercial banking team by hiring three employees, including Leroy Benson as a commercial banking executive; and Bryan Guse and Andy Beck as commercial banking relationship managers.

Benson has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, including much experience in serving Twin Cities-area commercial businesses. Guse, who has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, has more than 20 years of commercial and industrial banking experience in the Twin Cities and been in commercial lending for a variety of industries. Beck has 20 years of commercial and corporate banking experience, and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

“The addition of this talented team complements our long-term strategic growth plan to expand and deepen client relationships by providing superior client service from industry experts,” said Chief Banking and Revenue Officer Jim Collins. “We are excited to welcome this very talented team on board to serve a growing number of commercial clients in Minnesota and throughout our footprint.”