Bremer Introduces Full-Service Insurance Services in Fargo; Hires Rick Johnson and Chris Schonhoff
Fargo, N.D. - April 9, 2008 - Bremer, a regional financial services company jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, announced today that it now offers comprehensive insurance products and services to the Fargo market with the hires of Rick Johnson and Chris Schonhoff. Johnson is an insurance executive focusing on new business and commercial insurance and Schonhoff is an account manager specializing in commercial support and personal insurance.
Johnson has more than 14 years of property and casualty insurance experience. He most recently worked as an insurance producer at Wells Fargo Insurance Services in Fargo. Schonhoff has worked in the insurance field for nearly two decades. Most recently she was an account executive at Wells Fargo Insurance Services in Fargo.
"The additions of Rick and Chris are an exciting development because of the increased services we can now provide to meet the insurance needs of our clients," said Brian Hagen, Fargo Charter President for Bremer Bank. "Rick and Chris bring with them extensive backgrounds in the insurance industry and we look forward to their contributions - the skills and talents they bring will complement those of the rest of our financial services team."
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.5 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.