Since the beginning, Merchants Bank has relied on local leaders to help guide the direction of our company. Today our board leadership structure encompasses several levels, including a holding company Board of Directors for Merchants Financial Group, Inc , a Board of Directors for the Merchants Bank Charter, a Board of Directors for the First National Bank of Northfield Charter and local Community Advisory Boards.

The Merchants Bank Charter Board of Directors is responsible for the fiduciary duty to carry on the business of banking and for providing oversight and strategic direction for our banks, while insuring the safety and soundness of the organization. Without a separate local Community Advisory Board for Winona, Goodview, St. Charles, Eau Claire, and our leasing division, Merchants Bank Equipment Finance , the Charter Board of Directors serves in this capacity as well for those locations.

Merchants Bank Charter Board of Directors

Scott Biesanz, Board of Directors Scott Biesanz

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board
Goodson Manufacturing Company

Michael Cichanowski, Board of Directors Michael Cichanowski

Chief Executive Officer
We-no-nah Canoe, Inc.

Michael Cunningham, Board of Directors Michael Cunningham

La Crescent Property Ventures, LLC

Former CEO, Owner
The Board Store Furniture and Home Improvements

Greg Evans, Chief Executive OfficerGreg Evans

President & CEO
Merchants Financial Group, Inc.

John Killen, Merchants Bank Charter Board MemberJohn Killen

President & CEO
WinCraft, Inc.

Richard Lommen, Board of Directors Richard Lommen, Jr.

Courtesy Corporation

Ann Merchlewitz, Charter Advisory Board of Directors Ann Merchlewitz

General Counsel and University Secretary
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Ken Mogren, Board of Directors Kenneth Mogren

Retired President
Winona Agency, Inc.

Tim Murphy, Board of Directors Timothy Murphy

Hammell & Murphy, PLLP

Brad Peterson, Charter Board of DirectorsBrad Peterson

Chairman, Chief Acquisition Officer
Missisippi Welders Supply Co., Inc.

Bruce Ryan, Board of Directors Bruce Ryan

Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.

Jim Trenda, Board of DirectorsJames Trenda, CPA

CP Advisors, LLC