January 4, 2016 - Bremer is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Lentz to market president in Mankato, effective January 1. Lentz is assuming the day-to-day work previously managed by Region CEO Brad Peters, who is focusing on his broader role within Bremer following his recent promotion to group president.
Lentz has 30 years of banking experience, primarily in Mankato where he and his family reside, and was most recently Bremer regional business banking sales manager. Throughout his career, Lentz has applied his deep financial knowledge to serve the diverse banking needs of a wide range of business, ag and retail clients.
A graduate of both Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Lentz is also actively involved in his community. He is currently a board member for the Mankato Family YMCA, serves on the finance committee for the Mankato Area Foundation and is the River Valley Foundation treasurer.
“Tom has been a key leader since joining Bremer,” said Peters, “but his role in the community is what really stands out. He is sincerely committed to helping the people in and around Mankato. And I know he will make an even bigger difference in this expanded role, leading, developing and inspiring the other members of our team.”
“I’m excited about this opportunity,” said Lentz. “Mankato is central to Bremer’s continued expansion in Minnesota, so it’s great to be a part of that growth.”
I also couldn’t be happier about taking on more responsibility at such a fantastic organization,” Lentz continued. “I’ve worked for good banks during my career, but I can honestly say the culture at Bremer is second to none.”
Lentz will maintain his office at the Mankato Bremer Bank located at 1290 Raintree Road.
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $12 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include small businesses, mid-sized corporations, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities, and individuals and families.