Brekken Joins Bremer Bank’s Ag Business Lending Team
Crookston, Minn. – September 19, 2011 - Bremer Bank announces Brad Brekken has joined the company as an ag business banker in Crookston. Brekken had previously worked at Bremer as a personal banker for eight years. In his new role, Brekken will be working with ag and small business clients to service all their financial needs.
Brekken has more than 20 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining Bremer, he worked as a registered representative at American Federal, a sales lead at Alerus Financial and a finance officer at Diocese of Crookston. Brekken has a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of North Dakota. He is a current board member of the United Way, the Villa St Vincent Foundation, and a past board member of the Crookston Chamber of Commerce, the Crookston Blue Line Club and the Cathedral School in Crookston.
“We are excited to have Brad re-join our team at Bremer and look forward to his contributions on our ag and business banking team,” said Jim Snyder, president of Bremer Bank in Crookston. “Brad grew up on the family farm near Crookston. He has a long and varied background in financial services and also knows Bremer quite well having spent eight years in personal banking. With his involvements in Crookston, his knowledge of the farm community, and his banking background, he will be a great asset for our clients in Crookston.”
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.9 billion regional financial services company owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). 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 its nearly 100 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. For more information, go to bremer.com.