October 7, 2020


Business Banking

Chris Carlson Hired as VP of Business Banking

Chris Carlson Hired as VP of Business Banking


I am happy to announce that Deerwood Bank has named Chris Carlson as Vice President Business Banking Officer at our Grand Rapids location. 

Carlson comes to Deerwood Bank with more than 14 years of banking experience. As Vice President, he will assist business banking customers with business banking services and financing needs, as well as analyzing financial statements and underwriting loans.

Here is what Chris had to say when I spoke with him last week: “In my new role as Vice President, I look forward to generating new relationships with local business owners. I will also enjoy getting more involved in the community and finding new ways to contribute to the thriving business climate here at Deerwood. It’s exciting to have a new beginning with this great community bank.”

Carlson, a Grand Rapids native, completed a B.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota before moving back to his hometown to begin his career in the financial industry.  

In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time fishing, hunting and exploring the outdoors. On a nice summer day, you can most likely find him at the nearest golf course. 

I speak for all of Deerwood Bank in saying that we’re very excited to have Chris onboard here at the bank. Welcome Chris! 

Joe Bauer close up

Joe Bauer

Office: 651.643.8494
Email: joe.bauer@deerwoodbank.com

Joe Bauer is the Metro Market President for Deerwood Bank. He is based in Mendota Heights and has been with Deerwood since 2007. Joe graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He then went on to obtain his MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Joe is actively involved in the sports that his children participate in. In his spare time, Joe enjoys working out and taking walks with his wife, Jeannie, and their dog, Rex.

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