Bremer Bank announced the promotions of three senior bankers as new leaders at its Detroit Lakes branch.
Monica Anderson is the site’s newest consumer banker, Mason Pender is the Detroit Lakes Market Manager, and Sue Sweeney is the Consumer Bank Team Leader. Together, they will maintain branch excellence by managing quality client relationships, performing day-to-day operations and co-creating effective financial solutions with other bankers and Bremer partners.
Anderson will open accounts receivable and work with consumer loans in his new role. She first joined Bremer in 2007 as a customer service associate and head cashier; She brings 13 years of banking and customer service experience to the team. She is currently a volunteer for the Trunk or Treat and United Way organizations.
Pender will directly lead the business banking department and coordinate operations in his new role. He initially joined Bremer in 2004 as a personal and business banker and brings 16 years of experience in corporate banking, personal banking and relationship management. He will continue to work with clients to meet their business loan and business deposit needs while managing the business banking team. He is currently the Deputy Fire Chief of the Detroit Lakes Fire Department, is involved with Dollars for Scholars as Treasurer and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the First Lutheran Church Foundation.
Sweeney will facilitate the development of the team of consumer bankers and new hires in his promoted role. She initially joined Bremer in 2007 and has held various positions as a cashier, customer service provider, deposit account initiator and loan officer. She brings 14 years of banking experience to the branch and is heavily involved in the community, volunteering with the United Way, the Parade of Lights, the Truck or Treats, and the Lion’s Battle of the Businesses Bowling Tournament. Club.
The Regional Workforce Alliance of Northwest Minnesota has announced new recipients of the Inclusive Workforce Employer designation, and the Minnesota State Community and Technical College is one of them. The college was nominated for its commitment and the development of an inclusive and equitable culture within the State of M and the region.
The designation was created to recognize and promote inclusive employers, reduce regional disparities, and raise awareness of the value and methods of increasing workforce diversity. To receive the designation, State M had to:
• Express a commitment to an inclusive workplace in its stated values, mission or policies.
• Evaluate how diversity, equity and inclusion influence their work and culture.
• Provide diversity, equity and inclusion education for staff and management.
• Allocate resources to support and maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace.
The Inclusive Workforce Employer Designation was created in partnership with the Community Workforce Inclusion Council of the Fargo-Moorhead region. The alliance that bestows the designation is made up of business leaders, nonprofit agencies and government officials from a 26-county region in northwest Minnesota. For more information visit rwa-nw.org/inclusive-workforce-employer.
Jenna Ray, from Morris, Minn., Joined West Central Initiative as a development associate.
Ray will help create new outreach and community engagement efforts, increase donor interactions, and strengthen the organization’s donor database.
Prior to joining West Central Initiative, Ray worked as a writer / editor and most recently as Senior Communications Specialist for the University of Minnesota-Morris, where she also obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English. She has volunteered or worked with many community and academic organizations including GiveMN, the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance, the Morris Area Business Advisory Council, and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center. She is also a member of the President’s Club Heritage Society at the University of Minnesota.
For more information on the Center-Ouest Initiative, visit wcif.org.