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Bremer Bank’s Colette Campbell named 2022 Women in Business honoree


Bremer Bank’s Chief Talent Acquisition and Diversity Officer Colette Campbell has been named a 2022 Women in Business honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The award – celebrating its 25th year – recognizes top female business and community leaders in the Twin Cities.

“I am humbled by this honor and proudly accept it on behalf of my Bremer colleagues and the many mentors who have supported me along my career journey,” said Campbell. “Thanks to the Business Journal for lifting up women leaders in our region for a quarter century!”

Campbell joined Bremer Bank in 2017 in the newly created position as Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity. She was promoted to her current role in October 2020, which is tasked with enterprise leadership advancing the bank’s approach and integration of talent acquisition and diversity, equity and inclusion. During her tenure, she and her team have created Bremer’s first diversity council, are establishing a supplier diversity program, and are leading an expansion into diverse, historically underserved communities, including the Saint Paul-Midway and the Minneapolis-Lake Street neighborhoods.

“Colette brings expertise and compassion to everything she does. She brings valued perspectives to the Bremer team and moves us forward in authentic, impactful ways,” said Jeanne Crain, president and CEO of Bremer Bank. “Colette is simply remarkable – and incredibly deserving of this honor.”

Prior to joining Bremer Bank, Campbell was the founder and chief executive of Working Better 2Gether, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in professional development. She also previously worked at Saint Paul College and Hennepin Technical College. Outside of her role with Bremer, Campbell serves on the boards of the YWCA of Minneapolis’s Racial Justice and Policy Committee, WomenVenture and the Minneapolis Foundation.

Colette earned a master’s degree in human development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and has a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Saint Paul. She also earned a mediation certificate from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

About Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, regional financial services company with $16 billion in assets, 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, 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 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is a multi-platform media company providing in-depth coverage of local business communities and breaking news, reaching more than 491,000 readers each week. Through print and digital products such as its twice-a-day emailed news digests and face-to-face events, the Business Journal offers business leaders many avenues for making connections and provides a competitive edge locally, regionally, and nationally.