Brianna Harstad HeadshotSt. Paul, Minn. | October 13, 2020 – Drake Bank welcomes Brianna Harstad as human resources and talent development manager. In this role, Harstad will oversee the Bank’s talent acquisition, training and development, benefits, compensation, and employee relations. Additionally, Harstad will serve as executive assistant to the senior management team and board of directors.

Harstad started her career in community banking as a teller and then continued her career in human resources after graduating from St. Cloud State University. Harstad has over six years of human resources experience from her time at Union Bank and Trust, First Resource Bank, and Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

“Brianna’s experience and passion for helping people and making a difference in the community align with Drake Bank’s mission,” said Laura Gevik, chief operations officer at Drake Bank. “Brianna’s position will help us reach the goals for the Bank in the coming years as we build expertise and the Drake Bank culture.”

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