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NBC adds board members, announces promotions
National Bank of Commerce (NBC) has added three new members to its board of directors and promoted five staff members.
Elected to the NBC board on April 25 were Abbot Apter, Stephen Bick and Cheryl Meese.
Apter is CEO and president of Mercury Investment, a Duluth-based private business investment and consulting group he co-founded in 1995. He currently serves as a board trustee for the College of St. Scholastica, and is a former board chair of the Duluth Greater Downtown Council and the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. He’s also a former member of the LISC Local Advisory Board and the St. Mary’s Hospital board; a former board member of Temple Israel and the American Israel Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota; and a former trustee of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Bick, who has practiced law in Superior and Duluth for 36 years, is a shareholder/partner with Maki, Ledin, Bick and Olson, S.C. His community involvement includes currently serving as vice president of the Superior Vocations Center and as a committee chair for Boy Scout Troop 213 at Concordia Lutheran in Superior. He has also served on the boards of Superior Bank and the Human Resource. He is past president of the Douglas County Historical Society/Fairlawn and the Kiwanis Club.
Meese, who has 35 years of experience in the investment industry, is currently senior vice president – financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management. She serves on the board of the Kitchi Gammi Club Foundation and Animal Allies of Duluth and Superior, and is a former board member of the Van Gordon Foundation/Miller Dwan, Educational Frontiers/Summit School, UDAC, and the Marshall and Nellie Alworth Foundation.
Area businessman Terry Lundberg completed his 14 years of service on the National Bank of Commerce board on April 25.
“We are fortunate to have three such prominent community members join the board at National Bank of Commerce,” Board Chair Jim Jarocki said in a news release. “Abbot, Cheryl and Steve have been hard-working, involved leaders in Duluth and Superior for more than two decades each, and bring great vision and local experience to the bank’s mission to serve the Twin Ports.
“We will miss Terry’s regular presence at the bank, and we thank him for his dedication over the years. Terry has been instrumental in helping lead the bank in the good times and the challenging times. His community commitment and knowledge have inspired the board and bank management to better serve its customers.”
Five senior managers were promoted.
Brad Roden was promoted from vice president commercial banker to senior vice president commercial banker. He works out of the bank’s 1127 Tower Avenue location in Superior
Joye Bedard was promoted from vice president commercial banker to senior vice president commercial banker. She also works at the bank’s 1127 Tower location.
Jeremy Egnash was promoted from vice president controller to senior vice president finance director. He is also based in the bank’s 1127 Tower location.
Cammy Hansen was promoted from assistant vice president-retail loan operations department manager to vice president private banker. She works in the bank’s Duluth office.
Diane Foss-Engstrom was promoted from assistant vice president-internal auditor to vice president audit director. She also works in the bank’s Duluth office.
“These dedicated members of the National Bank of Commerce team have the kind of work ethic that makes a difference for our customers,” said NBC CEO Steve Burgess. “Their talents can now be further utilized in the new leadership roles to which they’ve been promoted.”
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