Using her own initiative and tenacious work ethic, Val Fick has climbed from secretary to mortgage lender at Security State Bank, Fergus Falls, Minn.
Fick, vice president at the $131 million bank, is one of six women honored by NorthWestern Financial Review as a 2015 Outstanding Woman in Banking.
When former Security State Bank president Mark Olson arrived at the bank in 1976, Fick had been a secretary since joining the bank eight years earlier – a secretary who used her lunch hour to learn how to work the proofing machine and the teller line. “Two things were clear to me . . .
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