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Bremer Bank names Justin Butler Chief Risk Officer


Bremer Bank today named Justin Butler its new Chief Risk Officer. In this senior executive role, Butler will lead the process of defining and implementing risk identification and management standards to better and more securely serve Bremer Bank customers and communities. Butler comes to Bremer from Wells Fargo, where he served as a senior vice president focused on consumer banking control management.

“Justin is a strong and tenured leader in the financial services industry. He is an excellent addition to Bremer’s senior executive team,” said Jeanne Crain, President and CEO of Bremer Bank. “Justin’s expertise, energy and collaborative approach enhances our risk management capabilities, allowing us the opportunity to accelerate our ongoing business transformation at Bremer.”

Butler’s background in risk management strategy spans nearly two decades, with various roles at Fortune 500 companies. His specialty areas include risk transformation and remediation, governance and quality assurance, and strategy and finance. Justin serves on the board of directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way, the board of trustees for Hamline University and the board of directors for Turning Point. He attended Saint Louis University and Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

“Bremer Bank has a strong reputation in financial stewardship and a deep commitment to cultivating thriving communities,” Butler said. “I am eager to join its impressive team of experts and I look forward to working alongside many talented risk management professionals in my new role.”

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.