Highland Bank elects two board directors

Saint Michael, Minn.-based Highland Bank elected Dan Lee and William Lehner as board directors in early December.


Experienced in acquiring, managing and repurposing commercial properties, Lee started with Highland in 2009 as a special assets officer. A former pilot, Lee joined property management firm Wall Companies, expanding its acquisitions department by focusing on acquiring value-add properties in the Twin Cities flex, retail and office markets. The Wall family own both Wall Companies and Highland Bank.  

“We are privileged to have [Lee’s] expertise and perspective,” said Rick Wall, CEO and board chair of the $636 million Highland Bank. “[Lee’s] long history with the bank and its management team, along with his deep understanding of the bank’s asset management make him a valuable contributor.”

A consultant, Lehner provides fractional IT management and chief information officer services to clients in community banking, health care and local governments. Lehner, who has been a CEO, CFO and CIO in multiple industries, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, and an MBA. Lehner is pursuing a Master of Science degree in cyber assurance and information security, and completed a certificate program in technology management with the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


“[Lehner] is a welcome addition to the board,” Wall said. “His experience as a small business owner, insights to community banking and deep understanding of the role that technology plays in our success and the success of our customers will serve us well.”