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Bremer President and CEO recognized as one of American Banker's 2020 Most Powerful Women


Bremer Financial Corporation is pleased to announce that President and CEO Jeanne Crain has been named one of the 2020 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN by American Banker. Crain is recognized on the Most Powerful Women to Watch list.

This year’s diverse list of leaders and change-makers spans the industry and highlights a shared commitment to driving real outcomes for diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services. 

“For 18 years, this list has honored those who have achieved amazing things in the face of countless challenges — individuals who are bravely creating the change we need and driving the industry forward,” said Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent, publisher of American Banker. “This year, our honorees have collectively succeeded in moving us forward despite unprecedented obstacles.”

This year, the honorees are leading their organizations in the face of extraordinary challenges. Even so, they remain at the forefront of the biggest ideas driving the industry.

“I am honored to be recognized among these incredible women leaders,” Crain said. “So much of leading through crisis is staying focused on what we can control and continuing to move forward to position ourselves in the best way possible to come out of this as a stronger and better company. I find my work especially purposeful these days, and I am more committed than ever to Bremer’s purpose of cultivating thriving communities. On behalf of the Bremer team, I am grateful for this recognition.”

The full list, including profiles of all the honorees for 2020, appears on American Banker’s website here:

The full 2020 Most Powerful Women lists also will be the October cover story in American Banker Magazine.

Honorees are not only recognized specifically for their efforts to advance the next wave of female leaders; the lists are a reflection of the industry as it evolves, as can be seen in the many new entrants this year.

“There are many women and men across financial services who are doing extraordinary work in a year unlike anything we have ever experienced before,” said Bonnie McGeer, Executive Editor of American Banker and Chair of The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance program. “Against this backdrop, where the circumstances have raised the bar for everyone, the women selected for this honor continue to stand out as the best of the best.”

About Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $15 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.

About American Banker

American Banker empowers banking professionals with unique insight and analysis into the ideas transforming their business and industry. Across its journalism, events, research, and benchmarking, it helps drive the way forward through the complexity of business innovation, retail and commercial disruption, technology, regulation, and reform. With a banking community 850M strong, American Banker’s transformative content connects leaders online, in person, and in print every day.