Kleespies Joins Bremer as Trust Officer
Fargo, N.D. - April 16, 2008 - Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, announces the hire of Marc Kleespies as a trust officer in Fargo.
Kleespies has 11 years of sales, account management and planning experience, including nearly nine years as an insurance account executive at Wells Fargo in Fargo. Kleespies has a bachelor's degree in business management from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
"Marc joins Bremer with extensive client relationship experience," said Mona Tedford, vice president for Bremer Trust in Fargo. "We look forward to having him on our team as we look to meet all the financial needs of our clients."
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.