Minnesota Bank & Trust Names Simonsen Vice President of Nonprofit Banking

EDINA, Minn., Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Bank & Trust (MBT) today announced the appointment of Sonja Simonsen to the position of vice president, nonprofit banking.

Simonsen brings over 20 years nonprofit and for profit financial services experience to the position. Most recently she served as director of syndication and senior loan officer for the Minnesota Equity Fund and Greater Minnesota Housing Fund. In this position, she managed the ongoing performance and growth metrics for the organization and provided credit and loan structure approvals. Previously, Simonsen worked as a credit analyst manager at Minnwest Bank, director of finance at Wellington Management Inc. and vice president of Bremer Bank.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sonja to Minnesota Bank & Trust,” said Gene Cross, executive vice president of commercial banking at MBT. “We believe a healthy nonprofit sector is vital to a healthy community. Along with her vast experience, Sonja brings a proven, consultative approach to Minnesota Bank & Trust that will help our nonprofit clients’ operations run smoothly, so they can focus on their missions of service.”

Simonsen received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business administration from Hamline University. She is a certified NDC Housing Finance Professional.

About Minnesota Bank & Trust
Minnesota Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA Inc., (NASDAQ:HTLF), is a full service bank with assets of more than $238 million. Founded in 2008, the bank is focused on providing commercial, private, nonprofit, and mortgage banking services. Visit www.mnbankandtrust.com or call 952.841.9300 to learn more. Minnesota Bank & Trust is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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