Bismarck, N.D.-based Starion Bank elected Fargo-based marketing professional and business leader Andrew Young and health care professional Georgia Artz to its board of directors.
Young founded Fargo-based marketing firm Abovo, which has launched campaigns for well-known local and national brands. He joins Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota executive Joan McCusker as Fargo-based board representatives.
“I’m excited to collaborate with Starion’s team and bring a blend of fresh ideas and North Dakota values to the mix,” Young said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to help the bank continue to innovate and consistently exceed the expectations of our rural and metro customers.
A retired registered nurse from Bottineau, N.D., Artz worked in maternal child health, immunizations, communicable diseases, school health, home health and disaster preparedness. She was director of public health nursing for north-central North Dakota-based Turtle Mt. Reservation from 1993 to 2021, when she retired.
“When you look around these small towns that need affordable, reliable health care services, you understand where family-owned community banks like Starion can help drive that progress,” Artz said.
“Georgia is well-known and beloved in the area for her outreach and decades of service,” added Starion Bank Market President Chuck Neubauer. “Her knowledge of how to keep our communities healthy and productive is also an invaluable part of their economic development. We’re thrilled to have her aboard.”