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 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


Partner
La Crescent Property Ventures LLC

Former CEO, Owner
The Board Store Furniture and Home Improvements


Greg Evans, President & CEOGreg 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.


President/Owner
Courtesy Corporation


Ann Merchlewitz, Charter Advisory Board of Directors Ann Merchlewitz


Executive Vice President and General Counsel
St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Ken Mogren, Board of Directors Kenneth Mogren


Retired President
Winona Agency, Inc.

Tim Murphy, Board of Directors Timothy Murphy


Partner
Hammell & Murphy, PLLP


Bruce Ryan, Board of Directors Bruce Ryan


President
Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.


James Trenda, Board of Directors James Trenda, CPA


President
CP Advisors, LLC