CCFBank appoints local business leader to board

Altoona, Wis.-based Citizens Community Federal National Association appointed Bill Bertrand to its board of directors. Bertrand is the president and owner of One Automotive Group which owns the local Mazda, Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Audi dealerships.  “We are pleased to add [Bertrand] as a director to our bank board as we expand our community outreach … Read more

Community Bank Owatonna names longtime CPA to board

Minnesota-based Community Bank Owatonna named Gregg Draeger to its board of directors.  An Owatonna native and longtime partner at the accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, Draeger’s 37-year career at the firm has focused primarily on financial institutions, closely-held businesses, and individuals.  Draeger graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul, with an economics degree.  “We are excited for (Draeger) … Read more

American Bank & Trust appoints prominent conservationist to board

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based American Bank & Trust appointed Tim Kessler to its board. Kessler has been chair of the South Dakota Commission for Game Fish and Parks for nearly two decades, during which time he has overseen the establishment of the Sioux Falls outdoor campus, completion of the Black Hills Mickelson Trail, and hunting, fishing … Read more

Stearns names longtime educator as board member

St. Cloud, Minn.-based Stearns Financial Services, Inc., added Margrette Newhouse to its board of directors. She’s taught business, leadership and entrepreneurship courses over the last 17 years at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minn. Prior to that, she spent 17 years in banking.  “It’s an interesting time to be in … Read more

Two join Stearns Bank board

Sharena Ali and Isaura Gaeta joined the board of directors at St. Cloud, Minn.-based Stearns Bank N.A.  Ali is president of the insurance company CONNECT, DePere, Wis., which is powered by American Family Insurance. “Stearns Bank’s mission, vision, and values resonate with me,” Ali said. “‘Helping others achieve their greatest ambitions,’ as the mission states, … Read more

Bush retiring from ChoiceOne boards

David Bush will retire from the boards of directors of Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., and ChoiceOne Bank, effective July 25. Bruce John Essex Jr. was appointed to the ChoiceOne board, effective upon Bush’s retirement.  An optometrist, Bush retired from the profession in 2002. He has Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees … Read more

Reliabank adds Homan to board of directors

Estelline, S.D.-based Reliabank added Dr. Pam Homan to its board of directors. Homan was previously the superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District and is currently the chief strategy officer and executive vice president at Augustana University, Sioux Falls. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Augustana University and her doctorate from the University … Read more

Community State Bank appoints 2 board members

Union Grove, Wis.-based Community State Bank appointed Rita Hagen and Adam Swantz to its board of directors.  Hagen, who has more than 37 years of experience in the health care industry, has been the executive director of the local nonprofit Hospice Alliance for more than a decade. Swantz is the veterans service center manager of … Read more

Forward Bank board elects Michalski as chair

The Marshfield, Wis.-based Forward Bank board of directors elected Allan Michalski as chair of the board at its April meeting. Michalski joined the board in 2008 and has served on audit, compensation and loan committees. He replaces outgoing board Chair John Marshall, according to a press release, who is expected to continue as an active … Read more

Lincoln Savings Bank promotes 2 board members

The board of directors at Cedar Falls, Iowa-based Lincoln Savings Bank promoted Sally Hollis to chair and David Deeds to vice chair. Mike Peterson remains as secretary.  Hollis’ promotion came three months after the death of former Chair Milt Dakovich. Dakovich, a member of the Iowa Board of Regents, had served on the board since … Read more