Minnesota Lakes Bank announced today that Curt Nelson has been hired at Minnesota Lakes Bank as vice president-lending and will reside in the Mound office. Curt will bring over 20 years of lending and community banking experience to Minnesota Lakes Bank. He began his banking career in 1994 at the State Bank of Delano. In 2007, he accepted a position as Vice President of Commercial Lending at Ridgedale State Bank in Minnetonka before joining First Minnesota Bank as a vice president/branch manager in 2008.
“I am a big believer in community banking,” Curt said. “Minnesota Lakes Bank has experienced people and a sense of strong business ethics and morals — it’s a great fit for me. They offer great customer service and value relationships. I have lived in the Lake Minnetonka area for over 25 years and have a lot of experience in the Delano and Mound communities.”
John Poling, Minnesota Lakes Bank president said, “We are extremely fortunate to have Curt join our organization. He is a true community banker and exemplifies our culture of providing exceptional customer service and building long-term relationships. Curt is committed to strengthening the communities we serve and being an advocate of community involvement and citizenship.”
Noah Wilcox, Minnesota Lakes Bank CEO and Chairman of the board added, “We are excited to welcome Curt to our banking family and are thrilled to be growing in Mound and the surrounding areas. Curt brings strong experience and fits well in our service- and community-driven culture.”
Curt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Southwest State University in Marshall. He has been involved in numerous business and service organizations during his career. Curt currently serves as secretary/treasurer for BNI Westonka and as treasurer and board member of Westonka Community & Commerce. He also volunteers for the Mound Westonka Rotary.