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Bell Promotes 2 and Hires 4
Bell is proud to announce our recent hirings of Trevor Bakken, Devin Odegard, Kim Foley and Jason Peterson, and promotions of Keely Schlichting and Shauna Yliniemi.
Trevor Bakken and Devin Odegard are SVP/commercial lenders at Bell’s Maple Grove location, a deposit production office/loan production office. Trevor and Devin develop and manage client relationships with commercial banking needs in the Twin Cities market.
Originally from Rockford, Minn., Trevor graduated from Minot State University. He worked at Central Bank for nearly 10 years before joining Bell.
Devin hails from Alexandria, Minn., and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He worked at Central Bank for 12 years prior to joining Bell.
Kim Foley is an SVP/commercial lender at Bell’s White Bear Lake location, a deposit production office/loan production office. Kim develops and manages client relationships with commercial banking needs in the Twin Cities market.
Originally from Roseville, Kim is a graduate of St. Catherine’s and has been in the banking field for 17 years; most recently, she worked for 12 years at Central Bank.
Jason Peterson is an SVP/commercial ag lender at Bell Bank in West Fargo. Jason works with existing and new ag and business customers in the area.
Jason is a native of West Fargo and a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has 24 years of experience in banking. Prior to joining Bell, Jason worked for Community First Bank, Bank of the West and Rabo AgriFinance.
Keely Schlichting has been promoted to VP/mortgage production manager at Bell Bank in Fargo. She provides leadership for the bank’s mortgage lenders and loan coordinators and is involved in overall mortgage direction and strategy.
Originally from Anamoose, N.D., Keely has been with Bell Bank since 1999. She started her mortgage career as a loan processor, becoming mortgage processing manager in 2004. She took on her most recent position as a mortgage lender in 2013.
Shauna Yliniemi has been promoted to personal banker at Bell’s Detroit Lakes location. Shauna works to develop relationships with her customers and help them with deposits, loans and other banking services.
Shauna is originally from Park Rapids, Minn., and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has been in the banking field for 3 years. Since joining Bell in 2014, Shauna has been a teller, customer service rep and customer service specialist.
Congratulations to these great team members!
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The Bell Value Awards are our company’s highest honor, recognizing the truly special ways employees take care of each other, our customers or members of the community. We recently recognized some of our employees for going above and beyond in living out our values of family atmosphere, unequaled personal service and paying it forward.
Several Bell Bank employees are helping make the new Ronald McDonald House happen with their time, talent and Pay It Forward donations.