Kansas State ag expert dies

Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, a revered ag policy expert from Kansas State University, Manhattan, died Tuesday morning in Topeka, Kan. He was 78 years old. Flinchbaugh was well-known and admired in his field, and was the third person to be honored with the Blanchfield Award from the American Bankers Association. [Continue]

Premier Banks founder dies

Donald B. Regan, founder and chair of Premier Banks, Maplewood, Minn., died at age 91 on Oct. 23, peacefully surrounded by family. He founded the bank in 1974 as Maplewood State Bank, which was the smallest of Minnesota’s 714 banks at the time with $1.5 million in capital and no clients. Now, Premier’s assets are at $1.1 billion, with $123 million in capital. [Continue]

Bremer names diversity, talent acquisition SVP

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 … Read more