Noah W. Wilcox
President and Chief Executive Officer; Chairman
Noah is the fourth generation of the Wilcox family to lead the bank. Noah has served both the local community and the banking industry in numerous volunteer leadership positions. Recently, Noah currently serves as vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) for 2018-19 and serves on the board of the Reif Performing Arts Center. He is past chairman of TCM Bank N.A. in Tampa, Florida and past chairman of ICBA Bancard in Washington D.C. Noah’s previous community leadership includes seven years of service as a director to the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, including his term as chairman, 6 years as a director for the Itasca County Family YMCA, including his term as chairman, has served as a past advisor to the Itasca Economic Development Authority and as a director and past president of the Ruffed Grouse Society, Grand Rapids Chapter. On a state level and nationally, Noah’s service includes elected service on the board of the Independent Community Bankers of America including service on the executive committee of the association and most recently named chairman-elect for the 2019-2020 executive committee, a national association for community banks. Noah also serves as a director for the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, including his term as chairman and has done so since 2007. All of this delivers on his belief that community bankers have a civic duty to be proactive participants in the communities they serve as well as the industry they are involved in. Noah is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Graduate School of Banking. In his free time, Noah enjoys fly fishing and photography. Noah and his wife, Julie, have five daughters. They love spending time on the lake, traveling, cooking, skiing and are both passionate advocates for the community banking industry.
Shelly D. Steere
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Shelly joined GRSB in 1990 and has held numerous staff and supervisory positions throughout the bank. She is currently Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Vice President. 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 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 has served on the St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School Board, where she also served as Past President and on the board of directors of Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital. In January of 2013, Shelly was elected to the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota Board of Directors as District 9 Director. She is active in other community and civic organizations.
Jeff S. Lee
Senior Vice President; Chief Credit Officer
Prior to joining Grand Rapids State Bank, Jeff was employed as the president of Frandsen Bank and Trust’s Virginia office where he had worked since 2007. He spent five-year stints as president of Republic Bank in Hibbing and as president of American Bank of the North’s Hibbing branch. His prior banking experience includes work with Marquette Bank in Brooklyn Center and ITT Finance in Crystal. Jeff has been involved in several Iron Range organizations, including the Virginia Rotary Club, the Hibbing-Chisholm Youth Hockey Association, the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota and the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce.
Senior Vice President; Marketing, Brand Management and Communications
Julie spent the bulk of her career working in media and account management at various advertising agencies throughout the United States before moving back to Minnesota in 2013. Julie grew up in West Central Minnesota. She earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and an MBA-Marketing from the University of Iowa. Julie’s community involvement is both national and local. After her oldest daughter was diagnosed with several life-threatening food allergies, she became a passionate advocate for people with food allergies. She has served on the national board of FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) since 2009. Julie also serves on the board of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation. Julie and her husband, Noah, have five daughters. They love spending time on the lake, traveling, cooking, skiing and are both passionate advocates for the community banking industry.