Changes have been announced to the membership of the Grand Rapids State Bank Board of Directors, according to Noah Wilcox, president and CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank.
Ed Zabinski resigned from the board directorship after his 21-year tenure on the bank’s board of directors. Ed was appointed to the board in 1996 while he held the position of Vice President, Corporate & Labor Relations, at Blandin Paper Company. After leaving Blandin in 2000, Ed started up three businesses, including a consulting practice for which GRSB was a customer. From 2007-2016 Ed worked as a GRSB employee, serving as senior vice president with responsibilities during that period for human resources, marketing, customer support and information technology.
Shelly Steere, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Grand Rapids State Bank, has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Shelly joined GRSB in 1990 and has held numerous staff and supervisory positions throughout the bank. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and a master’s degree in management from the College of St. Scholastica. Shelly is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking's Senior Management Program. She is a 2007 recipient of Finance and Commerce's Top Women in Finance and a 2008 recipient of NorthWestern Financial Review's Outstanding Women in Banking. Shelly served on the St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School Board for six years, serving two years as the Chair; and also served on the board of directors of Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital for seven years, while chairing their Finance Committee for six years. In January of 2013, Shelly was elected to the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota Board of Directors where she continues to serve. She is active in other community and civic organizations.
Noah Wilcox, president and CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank stated, “I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Ed for his many years of dedicated service and contributions to the board and governance of Grand Rapids State Bank. And, I would like to welcome Shelly to the board as a long time senior employee of the bank. She will be a valuable contributor to the board governance of Grand Rapids State Bank.”
Shelly joins Noah Wilcox, Steve Wilcox, Steve Burggraf and Stephen Welliver on the bank’s board of directors.