St. Paul, MN, May 2016 — Anchor Bank has promoted Kim Bundich to bank manager lead. In addition to leading and managing the Snelling office, Kim will now oversee the Arden Hills, Blaine and West St. Paul offices. Previously, Kim held a position at Anchor Bank as Vice President, Bank Manager, managing a portfolio of accounts to ensure each individual is receiving the full breadth of financial services that Anchor has to offer.
“As Bank Manager Lead Kim excels in overseeing and delivering topnotch personal banking services with an emphasis on providing the very best in customer service,” says Rhonda Mann, manager of personal banking. “Whether Kim is assisting with opening a new account, explaining the credit process to a new client, or helping a team member, she does so with a can do attitude and a strong focus on her clients.”
As active in her role upholding the tradition of Anchor’s customer-focused service as she is in her community, Kim remains a vital asset to her entire team. When Kim isn’t busy volunteering with a variety of non-profits in her community, including Sharing and Caring Hands, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, creating new recipes and traveling.
St. Paul, MN, April 2016 — Anchor Bank has named Steve Willems chief information officer. Steve comes to Anchor Bank with over 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. Most recently, Steve held a position as vice president of information technology solutions at a multi-million dollar Twin Cities nonprofit.
“Steve is a strategic IT executive, and we’re thrilled to have him on board,” says Jeff Hawkins, president and chief operating officer at Anchor Bank. “He has a track record of building teams that deliver technology solutions to support infrastructure, enable business growth and increase customer satisfaction.”
Steve has been an adjunct teacher at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota for over six years, teaching in the Masters of Information Technology Management program. Outside of work, he lends much of his time to volunteering in areas of his church, including Finance Committee, Men’s Group, Sacraments, Ministry, and Soldiers in Christ. In addition, Steve volunteers with Andover youth athletic events, participates in the ThinkIT mentorship program, and is a past board of director member and past chair for Minnesota Computers for Schools.
St. Paul, MN, April 2016 — Anchor Bank has promoted Jason Torke to market president, commercial real estate. Jason joined Anchor Bank in 2007 as a vice president of commercial banking, where he spent over five years successfully growing a large loan portfolio, lending complex loan structures to hundreds of borrowers spread across numerous industries. He most recently held a position as senior vice president, commercial real estate manager, leading a team responsible for overseeing a large and fast-growing loan portfolio.
“Jason has a complete understanding of every intricacy of the most complex commercial loans,” says Jim Collins, director of commercial banking at Anchor Bank. “Jason regularly identifies and recommends commercial partnerships with Anchor, playing an essential role in business development.”
In nearly nine years with Anchor, Jason has developed stable long-term business and personal relationships with countless clients. He is involved as a member of several professional organizations including Risk Management Association (RMA), NAIOP— the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Commercial Real Estate (MNCAR), and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA).
St. Paul, MN, Feb. 2016 — Anchor Bank has named Christina Ortiz assistant vice president, bank manager at Anchor Bank West St. Paul. Christina has been with Anchor for nearly 13 years, most recently pioneering a new position as learning and development coordinator in the Human Resources department. She formerly held a position serving as assistant bank manager at Anchor Bank West St. Paul.
“Christina truly understands the importance of providing our customers with an exceptional experience, she listens to their needs and provides solutions.” Rhonda Mann, manager of personal banking. “Christina’s patient and optimistic leadership style is what equips her to handle tough situations and to find the best possible solutions for her clients.”
Christina volunteers with Celebrate West St. Paul, an organization that engages the community, honors the next generation and promotes local businesses. She served on the board of directors from 2014-2015. In her 13 years with Anchor, Christina has always demonstrated a commitment to serving her neighbors and community.
St. Paul, MN, Feb. 2016 — Anchor Bank has named Diane Kittelson as director of operations. Diane will lead the operations department in developing strong partnerships and creative solutions to special challenges that arise. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to Anchor Bank, Diane most recently served as the vice president of corporate services at another privately-held Minnesota bank.
“Diane’s ability to effectively enhance and deliver a high level of service to accommodate growth and support Anchor will be a great asset,” says Dennis Nisler chief financial officer at Anchor Bank. “I’m confident that the addition to our team will make a significant impact in implementing operational changes with new processes and technology.”
In her role as Director of Operations, Diane will establish strong partnerships and valuable service level agreements while working to create an environment of accountability through strong teambuilding.
Diane has a home in Burnsville and loves traveling, the theater, golfing, reading and any type of boating. Her favorite destinations are New York City and the North Shore of Lake Superior (any time of the year). Her trip to Iceland on a whim has been one of her favorites so far.
St. Paul, February, 2016 — Anchor Bank Eagan has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Eagan Award in the Banks & Credit Unions category by the Best Businesses of Eagan Award Program.
Each year, the Best Businesses of Eagan Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Eagan area a great place to live, work and play.
“Community involvement is a characteristic that’s been imbedded in the Anchor Bank culture since the beginning,” says Brenda Johnson vice president, bank manager at Anchor Bank Eagan. “Our employees have always remained extensively involved with organizations that strive to better our communities.”
About the Best Businesses of Eagan Award Program
The Best Businesses of Eagan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Eagan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Best Businesses of Eagan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
St. Paul, MN, Jan. 2016 — Arleen Sullivan, director of community banking at Anchor Bank, has been named 2016 Dakota County Exceptional Business Woman. First presented in 2010 by Dakota County Tribune and Sun ThisWeek, the annual award recognizes women who have distinguished themselves through Dakota County business and community involvement.
“Arleen’s strong leadership of community banking upholds the level of personal attention our customers receive, leading to more efficient and effective financial solutions for our clients,” says Jeff Hawkins, president and chief operating officer Anchor Bank. “Her strong desire and commitment to invest in the community extends far beyond the work she does alongside Anchor Bank.”
Arleen's ability to meet common goals translates into success in her community outreach activities. As a member of the Executive Committee for CaringBridge's Advisory Council and a Board Member of ProAct, she is inspired to make connections that positively impact the lives of children and families in many communities. Moreover, Arleen's community leadership over the years has also extended to the Eagan Rotary Club, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Eagan YMCA and the Eagan Foundation.
Arleen will be a part of a panel discussion among this year’s winners, where they will be honored during a recognition breakfast, and profiled in an exclusive print edition of Sun ThisWeek newspapers and The Dakota Country Tribune.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 2016 — Anchor Investments has promoted Keighley Spott to Vice President, Financial Consultant. Keighley has been with Anchor Investments for two years, most recently as a Client Account Manager, where she managed relationships and worked to implement comprehensive strategies to address client needs.
“Keighley takes a genuine interest in people, and gets to know each person,” says Heidi Pederson, Director of Investments at Anchor Investments. “She is passionate about educating clients and offers comprehensive possibilities for their money.”
Since joining the financial services industry in 2006, Keighley has earned numerous internal performance awards from Anchor. She holds a Customer Service Certificate and is a fully registered industry specialist. She also has her Series 7, Series 66 held through LPL Financial, and Minnesota Insurance licenses. One of her current goals is to earn her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification.
Keighley spends a lot of time with her husband and two daughters, actively volunteering with Hosanna! Lutheran Church, Feed My Starving Children, Families Moving Forward, The Family Partnership and Community Associations Institute - Minnesota Chapter (CAI-MN).
St. Paul, Minn., December 14, 2015 — Anchor Bank promotes Rhonda Mann to manager of personal banking where she will oversee Anchor’s personal banking services across all 17 Twin Cities locations. With over 25 years of banking experience, Rhonda has been part of the Anchor Bank team since 1999. Over the past 16 years, she has earned the respect of Anchor employees and customers in various roles including Bank Manager, Bank President, and most recently as East Market Manager in Personal Banking
"Rhonda exemplifies Anchor’s core values. She cares about results, our team, our clients, and our communities," says Arleen Sullivan, director of community banking at Anchor Bank. "Providing an exemplary level of service is what differentiates Anchor in the community, and Rhonda’s leadership will set the tone for Anchor in community banking."
As co-founder of the Cottage Grove Area Women in Business, Rhonda is a driving force in her community. She is currently a board member of the Friends In Need Food Shelf, serving the Newport, Cottage Grove, and St. Paul Park communities. She is a committee member for the Cottage Grove Holiday Train, and previously served as president of the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.
St. Paul, MN, December 2015 — Anchor Bank has promoted Maddie Petersen to assistant vice president, bank manager. Previously, Maddie served as the assistant bank manager at Anchor Bank North St. Paul. Maddie has experience in many areas of the banking and financial industries.
"Maddie supports her team by providing an upbeat and professional environment that allows individuals to thrive and grow," says Arleen Sullivan, director of community banking at Anchor Bank. "She is passionate about people and desires to build enduring relationships with her team and clients by ensuring them that their voice matters."
Her commitment to community as well as her highly compassionate nature are shown in the various activities in which Maddie participates. Whether acting as a member of the North St. Paul Business Association or as a volunteer for local food shelves, Maddie is always looking for unique ways to sponsor and support her community.
St. Paul, MN, December 2015 — Anchor Bank has named Jim Kellogg senior commercial banker. Jim comes to Anchor Bank with over 25 years of experience in market development, most recently as a senior vice president and senior relationship manager of corporate banking for a Midwest bank.
"Jim is skilled in managing complex projects and relationships," says Jim Collins, director of commercial banking at Anchor Bank. "His outstanding business development, networking and deep understanding of complex credit structures have built his reputation for strong advocacy on behalf of his customers and the bank."
In alignment with Anchor’s value of "collaborative spirit," Jim will work together with cash management specialists and private bankers to provide a full suite of services to commercial business leaders in the Twin Cities.
St. Paul, MN, October, 2015 — Anchor Bank names Todd Van Wambeke vice president of Commercial Banking. Todd brings more than 15 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, skilled in business development, credit analysis and helping clients achieve financial success.
"Todd has the ability to build and maintain long-term relationships by relentlessly advocating for clients," says Jim Collins director of Commercial Banking. "He truly cares and collaborates with his colleagues in order to layers of expertise to his clients."
Todd enjoys volunteering in various areas. At Anchor Bank, he likes to support community nonprofits and businesses. As a member of the Saint Paul Jaycees, he helps encourage community development and social entrepreneurship. He is also an active volunteer with Feed My Starving Children.
St. Paul, MN, August, 2015 — Anchor Bank Mankato names Tamera Saar, assistant vice president, bank manager. Tamera comes to Anchor with over two decades of experience in Mankato in the banking and financial services industries.
"Tamera creates a collaborative environment where her team and clients can truly thrive," says Arleen Sullivan, Director of Community Banking at Anchor Bank. "She inspires those around her with a positive spirit and a can-do attitude."
As an experienced bank leader, Tamera understands the importance of relationships and delivering service above clients’ expectations.
St. Paul, MN, August, 2015 — Anchor Bank Shakopee promotes Lindsey Puffer Bank Manager. Lindsey comes to Anchor with over a decade of experience in the banking and financial services industries, all within the Shakopee community.
“Lindsey provides a personalized customer experience and treats each client with respect and loyalty,” says Arleen Sullivan, Director of Community Banking. “It’s been a pleasure to welcome her to Anchor—she is the truly the right fit for this role.”
Lindsey was born and raised in Shakopee and to this day calls this town her home. As bank manager, she empowers her team and clients to reach their full potential.
About Anchor Bank, N.A.
Anchor Bank, N.A., has been helping Minnesota customers achieve financial success, one relationship at a time, since 1967. Always privately-held and family-owned, Anchor Bank has achieved its place as one of the largest community banks in Minnesota through a solid dedication to integrity, excellence, and commitment to its customers, its employees, and the communities it serves. Headquartered in St Paul, with more than $1.8 billion in assets, Anchor Bank is proud to offer a complete range of financial services for both individual and business clients. For more information about Anchor Bank’s business and personal services, visit anchorlink.com. Anchor Bank is subsidiary of Anchor Bancorp, Inc., a Minnesota corporation located in St. Paul, MN.
St. Paul, MN, April 2015 — Anchor Bank has promoted Josh Guse to Vice President, Business Banking. Josh joined Anchor in 2011, most recently serving as assistant vice president, Business Banking, and has been in the industry since 1999.
"Josh’s position at Anchor as a Business Banker is a perfect fit." says Arleen Sullivan, Director of Community Banking at Anchor Bank. "From managing existing business relationships to generating new ones, Josh’s main focus is getting to know the people and businesses he serves".
As Vice President, Business Banking, Josh is responsible for identifying and expanding the services he provides to each of his customers by effectively understanding the business needs of commercial relationships. Collaborating with his team members to provide financial services, Josh excels at building trust that leads to long-lasting customer relationships. With a dedication to serving Anchor and its community, Josh continues to play a vital role in the day-to-day customer relations that make Anchor a trusted financial institution.
St. Paul, MN, July 2015 — Anchor Bank has named Chris Flynn market president. Chris comes to Anchor with over 23 years in the financial industry, most recently as a senior vice president and commercial banking market leader at another Midwestern financial services company.
"Chris is a driving force in maintaining a disciplined sales process, talent management, and bottom line performance," says Jeff Hawkins, President and COO an Anchor Bank. "He consistently provides strategic and tactical direction for his colleagues and clients."
Working across business lines to create an environment of teamwork and collaboration, as South Market President at Anchor Bank Eagan Chris Flynn is responsible for motivating and leading a team of experienced bankers with his relationship management expertise. Chris has a long track-record of community engagement and has held a number of positions with nonprofit organizations including local rotary clubs and emergency shelters. He is currently exploring potential fits that are a good complement to his role with Anchor Bank
St. Paul, MN, July 2015 — Anchor Bank has named Juleen Krings Chief Human Resources Officer. Juleen comes to Anchor with extensive experience in human resources within manufacturing and business services, and is known for her strategic abilities and business acumen.
"Juleen has a knack for meeting people where they are in their life’s journey and helping them to feel appreciated," says Jeff Hawkins, President and COO an Anchor Bank. "She has a passion for networking and connecting people, which is key to developing great employees who deliver for our customers."
In line with Anchor’s own philosophies, Juleen believes networking is essential to building solid business relationships and adding value on an individual and organizational level. Juleen is also a strong believer in having the correct business focus in order to deliver paramount services both internally and externally for Anchor Bank. As chief human resources officer at Anchor Bank, Juleen will foster a culture focused around client satisfaction
St. Paul, MN, July, 2015 — Anchor Bank has promoted Erin Steckler to vice president, Business Banking. Erin supports Anchor with over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial industries, most recently as a business banker with Anchor Bank.
"Erin goes far and beyond what is expected of her on any given day," says Arleen Sullivan, Director of Community Banking at Anchor Bank. "She is absolutely integral in the process of finding solutions to clients’ and colleagues’ most difficult hurdles."
As a Vice President, Business Banking Erin demonstrates teamwork and collaboration to help lead her clients and colleagues to professional and personal success. Erin is a lifelong learner that will use her compassion for others to go the distance for people and their businesses.
St. Paul, MN, May 2015 — Anchor Investments has named Joe Marrs Vice President and Financial Consultant. Joe brings more than ten years of experience in industry to the Eagan office, providing guidance and enabling clients to meet their financial goals. Previously, he held a position with another financial institution as a financial advisor developing clients in South Minneapolis.
"By developing in depth relationships with clients, Joe is able to identify needs and partner internally to bring creative strategies to his clients," says Heidi Pederson, Director of Investments. "He is dedicated to following through for clients on his commitments to them".
As a volunteer at Nokomis Healthy Seniors, Joe enjoys serving the communities he lives and works in. He also volunteers coaching his children in their many activities including baseball and hockey. Joe, his wife Shannon, and their two children have a home in Minneapolis. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outside with his family at the park, playing sports and hiking.
St. Paul, MN, February 2015 — Anchor Bank has named Kim Bundich as Snelling Bank Manager. Previously, Kim held a position as a personal banker at Anchor Bank St. Paul Park, and started her career in banking in 2008 as a teller supervisor.
“Kim is as active in her role upholding the tradition of Anchor’s customer-focused service as she is in her community, said Arleen Sullivan, Director of Community Banking at Anchor Bank. “All of this comes naturally to Kim. She’s an outgoing people-person and a vital asset to her entire team”.
As the Bank Manager for Anchor Bank Snelling, Kim manages a portfolio of accounts to ensure each individual is receiving the full breadth of financial services that Anchor has to offer. Kim assists with opening a new personal account, explaining the credit process to a new customer, and helping team members with a strong focus on customer service to build trusting relationships with every visitor to her bank.
Kim volunteers with a variety of non-profits in her community, including Sharing and Caring Hands, where she commits her time and resources towards making a difference in the lives of others.
St. Paul, MN, February 2015 — Anchor Bank has named Steve Dobin as Vice President, Mortgage Lending. Previously, Steve served as a mortgage sales manager at a large national bank, where he was recognized for delivering superior customer service and creating a culture of collaboration and expertise.
“Steve is dedicated to delivering value to his team and his customers,” says Arleen Sullivan, Director of Community Banking at Anchor Bank. “He uses his deep experience to work across business lines offering a holistic approach.”
As Vice President, Mortgage Lending, Steve responsible for coaching a team of Mortgage Loan Officers and support staff, and is a responsible steward of complex commercial and personal relationships. He works across departments on product development, implementation, team training and education that combine to create a stellar experience for clients. He has been recognized for delivering superior customer service and creating a culture of collaboration and expertise.
St. Paul, MN, January 2015 — Anchor Bank has named Stephen Nesvig as Senior Vice President, Business Banking. Stephen joined Anchor in 2009, most recently serving as vice president, commercial banking, and has been in the industry since 2002.
“Stephen is highly motivated to create financial success for his clients and continues to exemplify Anchor’s core values through hard work and dedication.” says Arleen Sullivan, Director of Community Banking at Anchor Bank. “He uses his expertise to help customers think ahead by listening closely and valuing their opinions.”
As Senior Vice President, Business Banking, Stephen is responsible for developing and maintaining new commercial relationships by effectively understanding the business needs of Anchor’s most complex customers. He works closely with clients to serve as a resource and an advocate. Partnering with team members to create a positive customer experience, Stephen is also responsible for proposing products and services that meet customers’ individual needs.