Bell Bank hires two commercial lenders, VPs

Fargo, N.D.-based Bell Bank hired Charlie Parkhurst and Brett Hale as commercial lenders in the Twin Cities.


Parkhurst was named senior vice president for commercial real estate lending for the $11 billion bank. Hale is a vice president in commercial and industrial banking. 

Parkhurst graduated from Iowa State University, Ames. He has more than 17 years of experience in CRE portfolio and relationship management. 

Hale has a finance degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He’s been in banking and finance in the Twin Cities for more than two decades and has eight years of experience in managing commercial relationships and loans. 


“Our commercial lending team not only helps developers and businesses, but also helps Bell finance projects that can improve neighborhoods and provide more affordable housing options,” said Erin Procko, Bell Bank’s Twin Cities banking director and president. “There are so many projects that make a tangible difference in the success of communities in the metro area.”