The Merchants Bank Advisory Board for our banks in Rochester is connected with the communities we serve and helps provide key insights into the local population and economy. We rely on our Advisory Board to provide meaningful feedback about what is important to community members and business owners and how Merchants Bank can collaborate on a local level to create a thriving community.

Key statistics for Olmsted County*

  • Population: 158,963
  • Median Age: 37.8
  • Median Home Value: $262,664

Industries of focus for Olmsted County

  • Top Industries by Type: Retail Services, Other Services excluding Public Administration, Construction
  • Top Industries by Sales: Manufacturing, Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade
  • Top Industries by Number of Employees: Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, Manufacturing

* Source: SNL, 3/20

Our board leadership structure encompasses several levels, including a company-wide Board of Directors for Merchants Financial Group, Inc, a Board of Directors for the Merchants Bank Charter and local Community Advisory Boards.

Merchants Bank Advisory Board of Directors for Rochester

John BeattyJohn Beatty

Dunlap & Seeger, PA

Aaron BenikeAaron Benike

Alvin E. Benike, Inc.

James Rogers, Rochester Advisory Board MemberJames Rogers

Chief Business Development Officer
Mayo Clinic

Bruce Ryan, Board of DirectorsBruce Ryan 

Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.