Jeanne Crain, president and CEO of Bremer Financial Corp., will speak on “The Changing Landscape of Banking” at Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government forums set for noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Central Lakes College.
The presentations will be at the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of CLC. The events are free and open to the public.
Crain has been CEO of the $12 billion financial services organization since November 2016. The corporation has locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. She previously served as region CEO of Bremer Bank-Twin Cities and group president for Bremer Financial Corporation’s financial services businesses. Before joining Bremer in 2012, Crain worked for 30 years in commercial and retail banking at BMO Harris Bank, M&I Bank, Marquette Capital Bank, Bank One Milwaukee and First Bank Grand Forks. During that period, a Bremer news release stated, she honed her collaborative leadership style, a passion for relationship-based client serve and an ability to navigate a highly dynamic business environment.
As an active volunteer and community leader, Crain serves on the board of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She recently co-chaired the Minnesota Task Force on Housing. Crain earned a Master in Business Administration from Marquette University after earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. She was a 2018 recipient of the UND Sioux Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association and Foundation for achievement, service and loyalty. She was recently recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of its 2019 Most Admired CEOs and was recently named as one of the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Hall of Fame Laureates. Crain is married and has three adult sons.
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