Bremer Bank Promotes Brian Osowski to Senior Business Development Manager
Grand Forks, N.D. - July 24, 2008 - Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, announces the promotion of Brian Osowski to vice president and senior business development manager in Grand Forks. Osowski will oversee the Business Development function of the Grand Forks Charter.
"Brian has extensive business banking experience and over the past few years has truly demonstrated his leadership and business development capabilities as well," said Russ Erickson, president of Bremer Bank Grand Forks. "His banking and business expertise made him the perfect fit for this role. We look forward to his leadership as we look to take action for our business clients."
Osowski joined Bremer Bank in 2001 and his most recent position was vice president in business banking. Previously, he worked at Wells Fargo as a vice president in business banking. He has an accounting degree from the University of North Dakota and is currently working on his master’s degree in business administration. Osowski serves as the treasurer for the United Way in Grand Forks and the Grand Forks Foundation for Education. He is also the president of Red River Valley Gymnastics.
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.