February 5, 2016 - Bremer Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Brice Welch to wealth management advisor in Grand Forks. He will help support the broader financial needs of clients throughout the region as part of the continuously growing Wealth Management team.
Welch has nearly four years of banking experience at Bremer, as well as a bachelor’s degree in investments and finance from the University of North Dakota. In his most recent role as branch manager, Welch was responsible for all functions at Bremer’s North Washington Street location, including hiring and training employees, approving loans and lines of credit, and providing specialized service to clients with distinct needs. In his new position, Welch will provide a comprehensive range of services to clients ― both to help them manage their finances today and to get them on a path to reach their future goals.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Brice on our team,” said Carol Svendson, manager of the region’s Wealth Management group, “but I’m even more excited for our clients. They are fortunate to have someone so knowledgeable, friendly and committed to help them achieve their financial goals.”
According to Svendson, Welch came highly recommended for the wealth management advisor position, which led to a closer look into his qualifications.
“We already knew about Brice’s ability to provide exceptional service as a branch manager,” said Svendson, “and it was easy to see his energy and enthusiasm. But once we discovered he also has a degree in investments, and a deep level of financial knowledge gained through his work experience and education, we knew he was the ideal candidate for the wealth management advisor position.”
Outside of work, Welch serves in a variety of roles in the community. He is on the board of directors for the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals organization, an Altru Health System corporate member and a volunteer for the United Way.
Welch grew up in Park River, North Dakota, and moved to Grand Forks more than eight years ago, where he and his wife now reside. Welch offices at the Grand Forks Bremer location at 3100 South Columbia Road.
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $11 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, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include individuals and families, mid-sized corporations, small businesses, agribusinesses, nonprofits, and public and government entities.