Mark A. Ethen has recently accepted the position of Executive Vice President – Chief Credit Officer at Northeast Bank. Mark has over 18 years of experience in banking. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in Norman, Oklahoma. Mark’s office is located at the main bank location in Minneapolis.
Annette J. Wanchena was recently hired as Vice President/Cash Management at Northeast Bank. Previously, Annette was a Retail Branch Manager/Cash Management Specialist/AVP. Annette volunteers for Junior Achievement, Best Prep, and her church. Annette’s office is located at the Minneapolis bank location.
Recently Promoted Officers
Andrea K. Murphy has been promoted to Assistant Vice President - Commercial Loans. Andrea started with Northeast Bank in June 2001 as a Credit Analyst. She became Senior Credit Analyst in 2004, Credit Officer in 2006, and then Commercial Loan Officer in 2009. At that time, Andrea was relocated from our Minneapolis location to our Columbia Heights location where she currently offices.
Barb J. Wagner has been promoted to Vice President - Operations. Barb started with Northeast Bank in November 1996 as a Head Teller at our Columbia Heights location. In 1999 she was promoted to Teller Supervisor, then Teller Manager in 2002, Operations Officer in 2003, then Assistant Vice President - Operations in 2008. Barb currently offices at the Minneapolis location.
Newly Appointed Board of Director
Northeast Bank is proud to announce the addition of Pamela M. Harris to their Board of Directors. Ms. Harris is a Partner with the firm of Martin & Squires, PA in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been practicing law since 1978, focusing in the area of employment law since 1985. She holds a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota (1970) and a J.D. with honors from Hamline University School of Law (1978).
Ms. Harris devotes a substantial portion of her practice to assisting public and private employers in preventing legal problems. She is the author of the American Red Cross national training materials dealing with disability discrimination and HIV/AIDS in the workplace, and three joint publications with the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development, including: An Employer's Guide to Employee Handbooks in Minnesota; Leave Comparison for Minnesota Employers; and Why and How to Conduct a Human Resources Audit in Minnesota. She frequently provides employment law training for managers, and taught “Employment Law for Nonprofit Managers” at the University of St. Thomas from 1991 to 2005. She also taught “Employment Law” to second and third year law students at Hamline University School of Law for two academic years.
Pam has been a member of nonprofit boards of directors since 1986. In addition, she currently is an elected member of the Falcon Heights City Council.