February 8, 2024


Business Banking

Ben Hanowski Named Business Banking Officer

Ben Hanowski Named Business Banking Officer

Waite Park, MN — Deerwood Bank has named Ben Hanowski a Business Banking Officer at its Waite Park location.

A graduate of St. Cloud State University Hanowski has been with Deerwood for more than three years, starting as a Credit Analyst in 2020. In his new role, Hanowski is eager to assist customers with business banking services and financing needs, as well as analyze financial statements and underwrite loans.

“I am extremely excited to get in front of our current and prospective customers and help them continue to grow their businesses,” said Hanowski. “It’s really enjoyable to get out in the community and share the story of Deerwood Bank and what a great partner we can be to local businesses.”

Hanowski’s appointment as a Business Banker underscores Deerwood Bank’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional commercial banking experts to the central Minnesota community. His deep roots in the area and industry knowledge position him to contribute significantly to the bank’s ongoing success.

“We’re thrilled to promote Ben to the role of Business Banker here at Deerwood Bank,” stated Jacki Templin, Central Market President at Deerwood Bank. “His roots in this community make him extremely passionate about the success of local businesses, and that fits perfectly with our team’s goals and values. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact he will bring.”

Beyond his career in banking, Hanowski enjoys spending time with his wife and children, coaching youth hockey, and volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota, where he serves on the Data and Program Committee.

Deerwood Bank has 12 offices throughout Minnesota – including Waite Park and Sartell. They were recently named by the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Business Journal as an honoree for Best Places to Work in Minnesota.

Contact Ben

Office: 320.257.3338

Email: ben.hanowski@deerwoodbank.com

Jed Rusk Named as Director of Marketing and Communications

Jed Rusk

Office: 218.316.3539
Email: jed.rusk@deerwoodbank.com

Jed Rusk is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Deerwood Bank. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and Advertising. Jed handles all of Deerwood Bank’s business-related content, including press releases and community announcements.  When Jed gets a free moment, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and their Golden Retriever, Leo. If Jed isn’t around the bank, you can probably find him at the local hockey arena or out on the golf course.

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