Ranum Joins Bremer as Personal Banker in Grand Forks
Grand Forks, N.D. - November 15, 2007 - Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, has hired Colleen Ranum as a personal banker in Grand Forks. Ranum will service individual clients with accounts and retail loans.
Ranum joins Bremer from Raymond J. German, Ltd., where she served as a title insurance and loan closer. She also worked as a personal banker at Choice Financial in Grand Forks. She attended Minot State University and received a degree from Northwest Tech College in East Grand Forks, Minn. Ranum is certified as a Consumer Lending Officer through the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).
"Colleen has tremendous experience in personal banking and loan processing,” said Sheila Gerszewski, vice president and retail manager for Bremer in Grand Forks." We look forward to having her on the team to serve and take action for our clients.”
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.0 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation. This unique ownership structure is the only one of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to more than 100 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Company profits are distributed in the form of charitable grants by the Otto Bremer Foundation to communities served by Bremer. In 2006, more than $30 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated nearly 76,000 volunteer hours to their communities.