Drentlaw recognized for nonprofit board service

New Market Bank President and CEO Anita Drentlaw was honored by Twin Cities Business magazine as a 2022 Notable Nonprofit Board Member.


  Drentlaw was nominated by Flagship Bank CEO Jackie Herman for serving as the 2021-22 BankIn Minnesota chair, her support of community banking at the state and federal level for her testimony against the negative tax impacts of credit unions acquiring banks and opposition to proposed SBA direct lending and IRS reporting requirements. 

Drentlaw was also recognized for her service to civic and industry associations. She serves on the state’s Community Bank Advisory Board, Dakota Scott Workforce Development Board; Chase’s Warrior Foundation Board; and the gala committee and women in business committee for Lakeville Chamber of Commerce.

Drentlaw has monitored students through the Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club’s Excel program for a decade at Prior Lake High School. The program enlists mothers to work with students to build personal skills. She also mentors students in the Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies, which offers on-the-job learning opportunities in the Prior Lake and Farmington school districts. 

Drentlaw, recognized by BankBeat magazine in  2021 as an “Outstanding Women in Banking” and a “Rising Star in Banking” in 2018, began her career at the bank in 2002 as an operations officer. She became president of the bank in 2014 at the age of 36. 

“It comes naturally to me to devote my time to the community banking industry and organizations in our community,” Drentlaw said. “Our family has been invested in the industry for more than 100 years and equally as long with the organizations that support our friends, neighbors and businesses. Service brings me fulfillment.”