Alerus Financial names two new board members

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Alerus Financial Corp. added Nikki Sorum and John Uribe to its board of directors. 

Sorum has four decades of experience as a leader in financial services, including 20 years in leadership positions at Minneapolis-based Thrivent Financial. He was most recently head of sales and distribution at Thrivent Advisors. 

Uribe, CFO at Eagan, Minn.-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has more than 30 years of financial and strategic leadership experience with expertise in M&A, financial planning and analysis and general management.  

“We are honored to welcome these accomplished financial leaders to our board,” said CEO and President Katie Lorenson. “Nikki and John have incredible depth of knowledge to contribute as we continue building on our company’s strong foundation. Equally important, they understand the value of our diversified business model for both clients and stakeholders, and support our strategy of succeeding by putting clients first.”