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Bremer Trust Hires Craig Ordal to Lead Wealth Management

St. Paul, Minn.

August 13, 2014 - Bremer Trust announces that Craig Ordal has joined the organization as the executive vice president of Wealth Management. Ordal has more than 20 years of financial services and wealth management experience and will lead the regional trust managers as well as the Twin Cities personal trust managers.

Ordal re-joins Bremer from Northern Trust where he most recently was a Senior Investment and Trust Manager. Prior to that, Ordal was a Trust Metro Market Manager for Bremer in Minneapolis for four years. He also spent 11 years as a private client manager at Wells Fargo in Minneapolis. Ordal has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

“Our Bremer Trust business continues to grow and we identified a need to add a senior leader that could support our regional trust managers across our footprint,” said Mark Schmiel, president of Bremer Trust. “Craig is a perfect fit for this role. He spent four years working at Bremer as a trust officer and has a very successful background assisting high net worth client with their financial needs. That experience, in addition to the leadership role he had at Northern Trust, made him a great candidate for Bremer and this position.”

Bremer Financial Corporation

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.

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