White elected to chair Minnesota Bankers Association

The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) elected Mark White, president of The First National Bank of Coleraine, as the 2017-18 chair. He served as a member of the MBA’s board of directors from 2010 to 2013.

White is a third generation community banker and has been president of The First National Bank of Coleraine  since 1986. Located on the western edge of the Iron Range, the bank was chartered in 1906 by John C. Greenway, a miner, engineer and Teddy Roosevelt Rough Rider. White’s family has been involved in the bank since 1954.

“It is my great honor, and I am very humbled to serve as the MBA chair throughout the coming year,” said White.  “I look forward to being a part of a wonderful opportunity to effect some major changes that improve the ways we can help our customers and communities prosper.”

He graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He has also held several FINRA General Securities registrations beginning in 1994.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Mark as our chair and know he will provide our organization with great leadership,” said Joe Witt, president/CEO of the Minnesota Bankers Association. “We have an extremely talented and dedicated group of board members poised to serve us, led by Mark, for the upcoming year.”

The Minnesota Bankers Association is the state’s largest trade association devoted exclusively to the representation of commercial banks.