June 15, 2022


Business Banking

Ted Abear Graduates from MBA Leadership Development Academy

We are so excited to share the news that Ted Abear, VP of Business Banking, has recently graduated from the Minnesota Bankers Association’s Leadership Development Academy. Please see the press release below. 

Ted Abear Graduates from MBA Leadership Development Academy

Baxter, MN – 6/15/2022. Ted Abear graduated from the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) Leadership Development Academy on May 19, 2022. This year-long program, which graduated a total of 23 bankers in 2022, provides in-depth skill-building for bankers preparing for critical leadership roles in their banks.  “The MBA Leadership Development Academy requires a significant commitment to professional and personal growth” said Joe Witt, MBA President/CEO. “It is intensive and challenging. Graduates of this program should be very proud of this accomplishment and their determination to grow as individuals and bank leaders.”

The MBA Leadership Development Academy was launched by the MBA to provide additional training for the next generation of Minnesota’s bank leaders. “When we first learned about this program, we immediately saw the potential to help us strengthen our leadership capacity and grow our future leaders,” said John Ohlin, President and CEO of Deerwood Bank. “We couldn’t be prouder of Ted for completing the program, and we look forward to the positive impact this experience will have on the future of our bank and the community we serve.”

The Minnesota Bankers Association is the state’s largest trade association devoted exclusively to representing commercial banks. The MBA was founded in 1889 and represents 95% of Minnesota’s chartered banks. The MBA is proud to support our member banks as they work to ensure vibrant communities throughout the state. For more information, please visit our website at www.minnbankers.com.

Contact Ted:

Office: 218.825.8946

Email: ted.abear*AT*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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