Beedon Joins Stillwater Bremer Bank in Business Banking
Stillwater, Minn. - June 9, 2008 - Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, announces that Wes Beedon has joined Bremer as vice president in business banking. He will be located at the new Stillwater Bremer Bank.
Beedon has more than 19 years of banking industry experience. He most recently was a senior lender and chief credit officer at Community Pride Bank in Andover, Minn. Beedon also has worked in commercial banking and credit at Excel Bank in Minneapolis.
"Wes has tremendous experience working in the commercial and business banking industry.," said Joe Welle, senior vice president in lending for Bremer Bank. "He will be a great addition in our new Stillwater bank and we look forward to his contributions in serving the needs of our business clients."
Beedon has a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and also attended a master’s degree program at Hamline University. He is an active volunteer at a local foodshelf and previously served on the advisory board for Mercy and Unity Hospitals.
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.