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Bremer Financial Corporation names Clarise Tushie-Lessard Vice President of Communications


Bremer Financial Corporation recently announced Clarise Tushie-Lessard as its Vice President of Communications, effective Jan. 7.

Clarise comes to Bremer with more than 10 years of strategic communications experience, which includes serving as marketing and communications manager for Delta Dental of Minnesota, account executive for local public relations firm Goff Public, press secretary for former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, and lending her communications expertise for various electoral campaigns.

“Bremer Bank’s homegrown, 75-year history has been built on trust, relationships, and investment in our communities across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. As we move into this next chapter of banking, Clarise will amplify the incredible work of our farmers, manufacturers, small businesses and emerging generation of customers,” said Erin Dady, Chief Marketing Officer.

At Bremer, Clarise will apply her extensive experience working on external communications strategies and media relations plans to develop and deliver messaging that supports its strategic priorities.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Bremer Bank, which has such a compelling foundation in Minnesota and an incredible commitment to the communities it serves,” Tushie-Lessard said.

About Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $13 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.