Bremer Bank’s Carmen Chirinos to Manage Roseville Branch
Minneapolis, Minn. - July 30, 2008 - Bremer Bank Calhoun Square Market Manager Carmen Chirinos recently accepted an open position to serve as the market manager of the Roseville branch. Chirinos, who has served as the market manager at Calhoun Square for the past year and a half, will transition to Roseville in August.
"Carmen’s outstanding leadership qualities and her more than 15 years of banking experience made her an excellent fit for the Roseville position," said Kathie Fitzenberger, senior vice president and district market manager for Bremer Bank. "She has made significant contributions to our Calhoun Square branch and will now have an opportunity to strengthen her skills and experience even further by managing the growth of our Roseville branch."
Chirinos began her career at Bremer in 2003 as a personal banker in Brooklyn Center. She was promoted to the assistant manager position at Minneapolis 6th Street and IDS branches in 2005 and most recently served as the market manager at Calhoun Square. Chirinos has won the Best of Bremer designation, highlighting the top sales and service performers in the company, three times in her career for her outstanding performance in both personal banking and market management. She is currently involved with the Uptown Business Association as the board director and serves on the steering committee for the Uptown Art Fair. Additionally, Chirinos is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Lynn-Lake Street Council.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed leading our team and serving clients at Calhoun Square," said Chirinos. "While it is difficult to leave a great team and community, I look forward to the opportunity to further develop my career by managing our growing Roseville branch."
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.