June 27, 2023



Jim Arnold Hired as Real Estate Lender

Jim Arnold Hired as Real Estate Lender

Waite Park, MN — Deerwood Bank announced that it has recently hired Jim Arnold as a Real Estate Lender for its Waite Park location.

With a distinguished career spanning over four decades in mortgage lending, Arnold brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role.

A native of Cold Spring, Arnold holds a Business Degree from Saint Cloud State University. His excitement for his new role stems from the opportunity to utilize his vast experience to match the best lending products with the unique needs of each client.

“I am thrilled to have access to the complete package of lending products and utilize my experience to find the perfect fit for each client. And, to do it all with my hometown bank is the cherry on top,” said Arnold.

“We are delighted to welcome Jim to our team here at Deerwood Bank,” stated Craig Lind, SVP Residential Lending Manager of Deerwood Bank. “With his extensive experience and commitment to serving the Central Minnesota community, Jim aligns perfectly with our team’s goals and values. We are eager to see the positive impact he is going to make.”

Arnold’s appointment as Real Estate Lender at the Waite Park branch underscores Deerwood Bank’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional financial services to the local community. His deep roots in the area and industry knowledge position him to contribute significantly to the bank’s ongoing success.

Beyond his career in banking, Arnold enjoys getting out on the golf course, announcing baseball games, and relishing the joys of being a father and grandparent.

Contact Jim

Office: 320.257.3317

Email: jim.arnold@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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