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. and Merchants Bank, NA

Rich FalckRichard Falck

Owner & Agent
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

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Tim Murphy, Board of DirectorsTimothy Murphy

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

Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.

Jennifer SawyerJennifer Sawyer

Founder & Partner
Rebound Enterprises

Jim Trenda, Board of DirectorsJames Trenda, CPA

CP Advisors, LLC