National Bank of Commerce promoting CEO, president from within

Duluth, Minn.-based National Bank of Commerce appointed Brad Roden as CEO and Eric Albrecht as president, effective Jan. 1. 

As reported by the Duluth News Tribune, Roden and Albrecht will replace Steve Burgess, who will remain CEO of the $1.25 billion bank’s holding company, NATCOM Bancshares, Inc. 

Roden has been with National Bank of Commerce for 14 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in management from The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. Roden was promoted to chief banking officer in 2018. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the organization going forward and make more possible for our associates and the communities we serve,” he said.

A banker with more than 20 years of experience, Albrecht joined National Bank of Commerce in 2016 and was promoted to chief operating officer two years later. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management from the University of Minnesota Crookston. “This is an exciting time for NBC,” Albrecht said. “The bank’s future is bright, and I look forward to helping shape our direction and the success that’s to come.”  

Mark Manion, chair of NATCOM and National Bank of Commerce, spoke highly of Roden and Albrecht. “It’s a true testament to the organization that we were privileged enough to promote internally for these roles,” he said. “It says a lot about the bench strength of NBC’s associates and executive management team. It’s never about just one person, or even two, it’s about everyone on the team, working together under unified leaders to move forward, and that’s exactly what we have.”