In the March edition of Northwestern Financial Review, the publication announced that Steve Burggraf was named an “Amazing Outside Director." The publication created the award to honor bank directors who are known for going above and beyond.
As banking has become more regulated and competitive the demands on bank directors has grown. Burggraf serves on the board of Grand Rapids State Bank and also Minnesota Lak
es Bank, both owned by parent company Wilcox Bancshares, Inc.
Wilcox Bancshares, Inc. President and CEO Noah Wilcox commented, “Steve is highly deserving of this honor and recognition. Steve is dedicated to his community and this is just one more way that he gives back tirelessly. We are proud of his many accomplishments and thank him for his dedicated board service.”
Burggraf was surprised and honored that he was nominated for the award. “I find the business of banking really interesting,” Burggraf said. “I have such respect for that bank in this town because they’re such a cornerstone. I truly enjoy my service to both banks as a director and look forward to many more years of contributing to their collective success.”
Northwestern Financial Review is the premier publication covering the community banking industry in the Upper Midwest.