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Bremer Bank Names Iserman President and CEO of the Alexandria Charter

Alexandria, Minn. – August 12, 2013 - Bremer is excited to announce the appointment of Brent Iserman to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alexandria Charter effective September 1, 2013. Iserman, currently executive vice president and regional manager for Bremer Bank Twin Cities Charter, will move to Alexandria from Minneapolis. He will assume responsibilities from David Kjos, who announced his retirement in May. Kjos will remain at Bremer until the end of the year working with Brent on this transition.

“David is such an instrumental leader and always conducts business with the utmost integrity, keeping the client as the top priority,” said Greg Hilding, Group President for Bremer Bank. “As I said back in May when he announced his retirement, we are so fortunate to have such a strong executive leader in the Alexandria community. Bremer would not be as strong as it is in this community without David’s direction, passion and commitment to establishing such a strong culture and bank. We wish him well in retirement. That said, we are excited to have Brent move in to this role and continue to lead and grow the Alexandria Charter.”

Iserman has spent nearly his entire career at Bremer Bank and has nearly 20 years of banking experience. In his current role, Iserman has managed the business and retail banking groups for the Twin Cities Charter, including oversight of its 27 branch locations. Since moving to Minneapolis in 2008, he has also managed Bremer’s Private Client Services, Business Banking, Nonprofit Banking, Treasury Management and SBA teams. Before his work in the Twin Cities, Iserman was a senior vice president and senior lender in Willmar. He has also worked as a business banker in Brainerd. Prior to that, Iserman worked for Community First Bankshares in business banking in Fergus Falls and Elbow Lake. Iserman started his career in college working as a teller at Bremer Bank in Detroit Lakes and Grand Forks. Iserman has bachelor’s degrees in financial management and marketing with a minor in economics from the University of North Dakota.

“Brent has a proven track record of exceeding financial goals in a number of leadership roles at Bremer,” said Hilding. “Brent also has demonstrated the ability to build and align cross functional teams to deliver full financial solutions. He has a wide variety of experience across Bremer, working in both small and large markets. We look forward to his continued growth in leading the future direction of the Alexandria Charter.”

“I have been so fortunate to be in the position to help build and lead teams at this great organization during my career,” said Iserman. “Having the opportunity to lead the Alexandria Charter is really exciting and I can’t wait to spend some time with David to learn more about the success he has achieved. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor to help me in this transition and I look forward to moving to Alexandria and helping the charter continue to be successful.”

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