Bremer names diversity, talent acquisition SVP

Colette Campbell

Colette Campbell is joining Bremer Bank as senior vice president of talent acquisition and diversity, equity and inclusion. In that role, she will be responsible for strategically directing and executing tactics to advance Bremer’s inclusive, equitable and diverse workforce.

Previously, she was director of talent acquisition and diversity since 2017, and in her elevated role as a member of the senior executive team she will play a crucial part in Bremer’s progress on its racial equity action plan. The plan sets an initial roadmap for the company to help pave a more equitable path forward through internal work, in banking practices, and in charitable giving.

“Those in the diversity, equity and inclusion space can speak to Colette’s incredible talent,” said Jeanne Crain, president and CEO of the $15 billion bank. “Bremer is proud to invest in this position, and we are grateful to have Colette on our team. It is especially clear today that we must take tangible actions to address generations of systemic racism and its structural repercussions. Colette’s thoughtful and purposeful approach is exactly what we as an organization need to make real impact in this work.”

Prior to joining Bremer, Campbell served as faculty in the disciplines of business, human resources and human development, as well as provided coaching, training, and consulting services through her own business for several years. Campbell holds degrees in religious studies and counseling, as well as management, leadership and human development. She was raised in Canada by Jamaican-born parents and has lived or taught on almost every continent in the world, providing her with a rich perspective.

“Bremer has a closely held purpose of cultivating thriving communities. It’s a purpose that we take seriously, and we work every day to make it a reality. And that purpose depends on our ability [to] make an impact in racial equity. I look forward to helping lead Bremer in this crucial journey,” Campbell said.