Bremer Bank Hires Sorensen as Stillwater Market Manager
Stillwater, Minn. - February 11, 2008 - Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, announces that Laura Sorensen has been hired as market manager for the new Stillwater branch. Sorensen will oversee all client service and operations for the new Stillwater branch, which is scheduled to open in April 2008.
Sorensen joins Bremer from US Federal Credit Union, where she was a branch manager. She has more than 18 years of banking experience and previously worked at Bremer as an assistant branch manager in St. Paul for four years. Prior to that she held several personal banking and client service representative positions with various banks in the Twin Cities.
"Laura has extensive banking knowledge and leadership skills and we are so pleased to have her back at Bremer to lead our new Stillwater branch,” said Kathie Fitzenberger, senior vice president and district market manager for Bremer Bank. “She will be a great mentor for employees and a tremendous contributor to the Stillwater community."
Sorensen has been an active member of several area chamber of commerce departments and an avid volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.2 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 2007, more than $30 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 92,900 volunteer hours to their communities.