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Our Team

Leadership

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Shawn Wellnitz

President & CEO

Kristine Barnes headshot

Kristine Barnes

Chief Financial Officer

Carla Tichy headshot

Carla Tichy

Director of Accounting & Compliance

Michael Lattery headshot

Michael Lattery

Director of Business Finance

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Janie Moore

Director of Development & Communications

Andrea Black headshot

Andrea Black

Director of Business Services

Business Lending

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Zack Hoy

Credit Manager

Mike Korte headshot

Mike Korte

Sr. Business Loan Officer

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Aaron Baudeck

Business Loan Officer

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Andrew Finco

Business Loan Officer

Jennifer Ford headshot

Jennifer Ford

Business Developer

Tracy Benson headshot

Tracy Benson

Business Developer

Kyle Dickinson headshot

Kyle Dickinson

Business Developer

JoAnn Smith headshot

JoAnn Smith

Business Developer

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Zac Swarthout

Business Developer

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Katherine Johnson

Lending Resource Manager

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Carmen Beardsley

Loan Operations Manager

Dawn Hagen headshot

Dawn Hagen

Credit Analyst

Aaron Haugen headshot

Aaron Haugen

Credit Analyst

Matthew Warren headshot

Matthew Warren

Credit Analyst

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Nate Kleist

Data Specialist

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Luke Olson

Annual Review Intern

Business Advising

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Char Conger

Manager of Quality Services and Programs

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Sandi Larson

Director of Women's Business Alliance - North

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Sandy Voigt

Director of Women's Business Alliance - Central

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John Acheson

Business Advisor

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Stephanie Williams

Business Advisor

Jennifer Hegna headshot

Jennifer Hegna

Business Advisor

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Michael Gilbertson

Business Advisor

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Joan Kane

Accounting Advisor

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Penny Junget

Client Resource Manager

Development & Communications

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Carly Viegut

Communications & Content Manager

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Nick Johnson

Data & Impact Manager

Justin Markon headshot

Justin Markon

Funding & Compliance Manager

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Samantha Erkkila

Digital Media Specialist

Accounting

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Mike Nikstad

Staff Accountant

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Carter Menz

Staff Accountant

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Board Chair | David Manion - CW Technology, Duluth MN
  • Vice Chair | Andy Donahue - University of Wisconsin Superior, Superior WI
  • Secretary / Treasurer | Robin Rosenbaum, JMR Financial Group, Superior WI

Directors

  • Elizabeth Chapman | Art Unlimited Inc., Angora MN
  • Dustin Goslin | Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Brainerd MN
  • Mike Holden | Screen Graphics Uniform, Superior WI
  • Megan Kellin | Lake Time Magazine, Grand Rapids MN
  • Diane Weber | Grand Rapids MN
  • Arik Forsman | Minnesota Power, Duluth, MN
  • Crystal Rohde | Northwest Regional Planning Commission
  • Tabatha Beier | A+ Contractors & Garden Center, Saginaw, MN
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