Paula Diaz was appointed president and CEO of Northview Bank in Finalyson, Minn., at the beginning of the month. She replaces Ron Carlson, who remains with the bank as senior vice president and director.
Diaz joined Northview Bank in 2014 as operations officer and chief financial officer. Prior to her banking career, Diaz worked in public accounting for 6 years and as the controller and finance director for a Cummins NPower for five years. She has also spent time with the accounting firm Redpath and Company and the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota.
Diaz was born and raised in Finlayson and graduated from Hinckley Finlayson High School in 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Augsburg College, Minneapolis.
“Paula is prepared to be the new leader for Northview Bank. Her experience, knowledge and people skills make her the logical choice,” Carlson said.
The $378 million Northview has 13 offices in northern Minnesota.