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Brad Bakken

President & Chief Executive Officer

Brad is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Banking School at St. Olaf College, and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. He has been with Citizens Independent Bank since 1982 and began his duties as President & CEO in 1998. Brad is an advocate for encouraging employee growth both personally and professionally. He is personally involved in numerous community organizations and trade associations including:

  • Bank Holding Company Association (Past Chair)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council Board of Directors
  • Children First (Past Chair)
  • Discover St. Louis Park Board of Directors
  • Greater MN Financial Group
  • Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Bankers Association (Past Chair) 
  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • North Memorial Hospital Foundation (Past Chair)
  • Norway House Board of Directors
  • St. Louis Park Sunrise Rotary (Past President)
  • The Bakken Museum (Chairman of the Board)
  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair)