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Wyant Joins Bremer Bank as a Nonprofit Resource Specialist in Brainerd

Brainerd, Minn. – October 19, 2011 - Bremer Bank announces the hire of Amy Wyant as a nonprofit resource specialist serving the Brainerd area. Bremer nonprofit resource specialists help organizations and coalitions in Bremer Bank communities develop their capacity to serve clients. Wyant joins a team of eight other nonprofit resource specialists that serve Bremer Bank communities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

Wyant joins Bremer most recently from Northeast Minnesota Regional Collaboration, where she was a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) coordinator specializing in policy, systems and environmental changes. Prior to that, she spent 20 years as an international tour director and educator working as a German teacher for the University of Minnesota and other middle and high schools in the area. Wyant also has tremendous experience as a community organizer. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Fit City Aitkin Committee and recently served as the Riverwood Healthcare Center Foundation Gala Director, co-organizer for the International Walk to School Days, director of Moonlight XC and Snowshoe Series, coordinator for Human Rights Awareness Week, chair of American Red Cross Blood Drive and director of Rock-A-Thon for Darfur Refugees Fundraiser.

Wyant also has tremendous experience serving as a facilitator for several camps, committees and other organization meetings. She is a graduate of the Blandin Foundation Community Leadership Development Program. Wyant recently received the “Women Who Impact” award from the Minnesota Women of Today State Delegation. She has a bachelor’s degree in applied arts from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a master’s degree in education from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.

“Amy has diverse and deep experience working in the Northern Minnesota area serving in a number of different roles,” said Mike Riley, president of Bremer Bank in Brainerd. “Her work in facilitating, teaching, organizing and leading groups and organizations will be very valuable to us in the nonprofit resource specialist role at Bremer. This is a very valued role at the bank with the responsibility of working with nonprofit organizations at Bremer to support our vision of building healthy communities through partnerships. Amy will be a tremendous asset to Bremer and we look forward to having her on our team.”

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.