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Bremer Bank Names Peterson President and CEO of the Grand Forks Charter

Grand Forks, N.D. – July 23, 2013 - Bremer Bank announces the promotion of Tammy Peterson to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Grand Forks Charter effective August 1, 2013. Peterson has spent her entire career at Bremer Bank, most recently as a senior vice president and senior business banking manager in Grand Forks. She will be responsible for bank locations in Grand Forks, Grafton, Larimore, Fordville, Gilby, Fisher, Crookston and Warren.

“We are so fortunate to have such an amazing and talented leader in Tammy Peterson to promote to be our next CEO of the Grand Forks Charter,” said Kevin Powers, Group President for Bremer. “Tammy started with us as a credit analyst and moved her way into business banking quickly. For the past five years as senior business banking manager, she has led a very successful business and agricultural banking team and her leadership skills have excelled. We are all really excited to have her move into this executive position and continue to grow our presence in the Grand Forks region.”

Peterson joined Bremer in 1996 as a credit analyst. Three years later, she was promoted to a business banker taking on expanded supervisory and leadership responsibilities over the next nine years. In 2007, she developed and began managing the SBA department for North Dakota. A year later, she was promoted to senior vice president and business banking manager for the Grand Forks Charter. Peterson has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota.

In addition to her career accolades, she is very committed to serving the community. Peterson is an active volunteer, serving as a board member of the Dakota Horizons – Girl Scouts Regional Council for the past five years, most recently acting as its treasurer. She has also been an active volunteer with various organizations throughout the community, including: the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, American Diabetes Association and the Greater Grand Forks Jaycees to name a few.

“I have had the great fortune of working at Bremer for more than 15 years in Grand Forks,” said Peterson. “I am so excited to lead such a wonderful and talented group of people in the Grand Forks Charter. This is an amazing opportunity and I look forward to helping Bremer Bank grow and prosper in the northern Red River Valley.”

Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $8.2 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 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. In 2012, more than $36 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 100,000 volunteer hours to their communities. For more information, go to