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 DirectorsScott Biesanz

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board
Goodson Manufacturing Company


Michael CichanowskiMichael Cichanowski


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


Greg Evans, Chief Executive OfficerGreg Evans


President & CEO
Merchants Financial Group, Inc.

Rich FalckRichard Falck


Owner
Falck Financial Services and RJF, Inc

John Killen, Board of DirectorsJohn Killen


President & CEO
WinCraft, Inc.

Richard LommenRichard Lommen, Jr.


President/Owner
Courtesy Corporation


Ann Merchlewitz, Charter Advisory Board of Directors Ann Merchlewitz


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

Tim Murphy, Board of DirectorsTimothy Murphy


Partner
Murphy Law Office, PLLP


Brad Peterson, Charter Board of DirectorsBrad Peterson


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

Bruce Ryan, Board of DirectorsBruce Ryan


President
Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.

Jennifer SawyerJennifer Sawyer


Founder and Principal
Rebound Enterprises
BoardBOS

Jim Trenda, Board of DirectorsJames Trenda, CPA


President
CP Advisors, LLC