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Colette Campbell, Justin Butler named “Black leaders to know” by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal


VP, Community Impact Manager Trent Bowman is also featured

Bremer Bank’s Chief Talent Acquisition and Diversity Officer Colette Campbell and Chief Risk Officer Justin Butler have both been named as two of the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal’s (MSPBJ) “200 Black leaders to know.” The list, compiled by MSPBJ editors and community and business leaders in honor of Black History Month, features 200 Black leaders across the Twin Cities who are notable for their work in business, government, advocacy and the community. Trent Bowman, Bremer’s new Vice President, Community Impact Manager, is also listed as a notable Black leader to know.

“Bremer Bank is proud of the expertise and thoughtful leadership that Colette, Justin and Trent demonstrate in their everyday roles, not only as members of the Bremer team, but also as dedicated members of their communities,” said President and CEO of Bremer Bank Jeanne Crain. “This recognition is well-deserved.”


Colette Campbell

As Bremer’s chief talent acquisition and diversity officer, Campbell is responsible for strategically directing and executing tactics to advance Bremer’s inclusive, equitable, and diverse workforce. She currently serves as a board member for the YWCA Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Foundation and volunteers with the Minnesota Women’s Venture, St. Paul College’s business program, and the Central Lakes College Ag Advisory Council. Read Colette’s profile here.

Justin Butler

As Bremer’s chief risk officer, Butler is responsible for leading processes that define and implement risk identification and management standards to better serve Bremer customers. He currently serves as a board member for Greater Twin Cities United Way, Hamline University and Turning Point, and volunteers with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Monitors Club. Read Justin’s profile here.

Trent Bowman

In his new role as Bremer’s VP, community impact manager, Bowman is responsible for leading education efforts with first-time homebuyers and low- to moderate-income families on the homebuying process. He currently serves as a board member for the Northside Residential Redevelopment Council (NRRC), the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, and the LISC Twin Cities advisory council, and serves as a member of the GroundBreak Coalition. Learn more about Bowman and other recognized Black leaders across the Twin Cities here.

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.