Ken was appointed President /CEO of the bank in 2017 after a 28-year career overseeing a number of different departments at the bank. Ken serves on the Minnesota Bankers Association Board of Directors and is heavily involved in the banking industry on both a regional and national level. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and believes in the importance of building a strong and vibrant business community. He is passionate about the bank and it's employees, and it shows.
Brenda’s 20+ years of banking experience is merely the tip of the iceberg when you also consider her many professional achievements. She is a graduate of the University of Washington Electronic Payments Institute, the Minnesota Bankers Commercial Lending School , the University of Wisconsin ’s Graduate School of Banking, the Cannon Trust School , the Leadership Duluth program and she is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP). Past Board and Financial Committee member of the Girl Scouts and Program of Promise. A great deal of credit for the success of North Shore Private Banking belongs squarely with Brenda whose own extensive knowledge and highly personalized style of customer service were the very cornerstones that the division was built upon.
St. Louis Bank for Savings closing back in 1994 was North Shore’s gain when Brian, and several other St. Looie alums, helped form our North Shore Mortgage Division. Brian made the transition from VP of NSM to VP of Business Banking in 2001 and has been responsible for shaping that division’s financial and reputational success ever since. As a Harvard grad with a degree in economics, Brian understands the myriad of factors that can influence a business’ ability to succeed or fail. Brian lends his time and talents to a wide variety of community organizations including serving on the boards of the St. Luke's Hospital, Mars Lakeview Arena, and sitting on Duluth LISC’s Lender Advisory Committee.
Back in 1994, along with some co-workers from the former St. Louis Bank for Savings (St. Looie), Joe started North Shore Mortgage and has had the pleasure to watch it grow to be the area’s largest local residential lender. Along with being a UMD graduate and a US Navy veteran, Joe has nearly 35 years of mortgage lending experience, a wall full of awards from various community housing associations, and the honor to sit on numerous local and state lending and non-lending boards of directors. First rate service, local decision making, and doing everything right the first time are standards that Joe intends never to compromise.
Judi brings 45 years of banking experience to North Shore Bank, primarily in Retail and Management / Supervision, with 18 of those years spent at North Shore Bank. Judi attended the Graduate School of Banking, Minnesota Banker's Association's Commercial Lending School, and is also a graduate of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Duluth program. She is also heavily involved in our community with Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
Patricia provides strategic direction in HR for North Shore Bank, bringing with her a wealth of experience in Human Resource leadership having worked in a variety of industries. Patricia’s specialties include: corporate culture, employee relations, leadership, recruitment, performance management, training and development, benefits administration, policy development and strategic planning. Her vast background in HR provides valuable insight and direction as our staff and service offerings continue to grow. Patricia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Dakota and is SHRM- SCP and SPHR certified. She is also a graduate of the renowned Dale Carnegie Training. In her free time, Patricia serves on the Board of Directors for the Northland Human Resources Association and serves on the Lake Superior Zoo Board.