Beth Ede

Winona, Minn.-based Merchants Bank has hired Beth Ede as senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Ede has more than 25 years of experience in professional training and HR management. She was most recently the Human Resources Services Advisor at WA Group (formerly Winona Agency) and has held several senior HR positions. Her background also includes HR consulting, compensation and benefits administration, change management, strategic planning, talent development and recruitment.

Ede is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and Senior Certified Professional . She is a Cochrane, Minn., native and attended Winona State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.

She serves on several local boards, including the Winona Area Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Riverland Energy Cooperative.

“I’m tremendously excited to have Beth join the Merchants organization,” said President and CEO Greg Evans. “Her role is critical to our brand promise to be the Bank that Service Built, because our people have the responsibility of making that happen.

The $1.8 billion Merchants has 21 offices in southeast Minnesota.