Bremer names communications VP

Clarise Tushie-Lessard

Clarise Tushie-Lessard was named vice president of communications for Bremer Bank, St. Paul, Minn., effective Jan. 7.

She comes to Bremer with more than 10 years of strategic communications experience, including as marketing and communications manager for Delta Dental of Minnesota, account executive for local public relations firm Goff Public. Additionally, she served as press secretary for former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and worked in communications for various electoral campaigns.

“Bremer Bank’s homegrown, 75-year history has been built on trust, relationships, and investment in our communities across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. As we move into this next chapter of banking, Clarise will amplify the incredible work of our farmers, manufacturers, small businesses and emerging generation of customers,” said Erin Dady, Chief Marketing Officer.

Tushie-Lessard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Bremer Bank, which has such a compelling foundation in Minnesota and an incredible commitment to the communities it serves,” Tushie-Lessard said.

The $12 billion Bremer has offices in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.