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Board of Directors

 

Premier Bank Premier Bank Rochester Premier Bank Minnesota
Sean O. Regan, Chair
Andrew D. Nath, Vice Chair
Jeffrey D. Hatton, President/CEO
Rev. Dennis J. Dease
G. Jack Hillstrom
William K. Horlitz
Judith A. Mogren
Kelly J. Regan
Michael O. Regan
Michael R. Ruether
Andrew W. Sigl



Patrick O. Regan, Chair
Merl O. Groteboer, Vice Chair
Corey R. Heimer, President/CEO
Daniel E. Berndt
G. Jack Hillstrom
William K. Horlitz
Rev. Msgr. Gerald A. Mahon
Michael C. Mattingly
Katie J. (Regan) Nath
Michael O. Regan
Sean O. Regan
Andrew W. Sigl
Frank P. Streit

 

Patrick O. Regan, Chair
William E. Regan, Vice Chair
Casey O. Regan, President/CEO
Jeffrey D. Hatton
G. Jack Hillstrom
William K. Horlitz
David J. Howe
Thomas J. Kern
Katie J. (Regan) Nath
Michael O. Regan
Sean O. Regan
Andrew W. Sigl


Premier's Founder

Don Regan
Donald B. Regan

Donald B. Regan was founder of Premier Banks which today consists of three bank charters and 20 Branches Statewide. Born and raised in LeRoy, Minnesota, and owner/operator of a Ford Dealership at a young age, Mr. Regan was involved in the school and charter bus industry, golf course development, and commercial real estate. Don was a banker for 45 plus years, was very involved in his church and supportive of many community initiatives. Don and his wife Jean had seven children, nearly 30 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, and lived in North St. Paul, Minnesota for over 60 years. Don’s commitment to serve both business and community lives on in those who were privileged to share his journey. 

July 19, 1929 - October 23, 2020 www.bradshawfuneral.com/obituary/Donald-Regan


Premier Leadership

 
Katie J. (Regan) Nath, J.D.

Katie J. (Regan) Nath, J.D. is Chair of PB Bancshares, Inc., the bank holding company for Premier Bank in Maplewood, MN. As in-house counsel for Premier Banks, Katie brings a wealth of valuable experience to this position, and to her role on the Boards of Premier Bank Rochester and Premier Bank Minnesota. A member of the Premier Team since 1997, Katie also serves as Vice President and Corporate Secretary for the three Premier Bank Charters and for other family related entities. A graduate of St. Catherine University and the University of Minnesota Law School, Katie has served on the Board of Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, MN, and the Hill-Murray Development and Strategic Planning Committees. She currently serves on a Hill-Murray Scholarship Selection Committee and on the Board of the St. Peter of North St. Paul Church and School Foundation. Katie lives in Lake Elmo, MN, with her husband Andrew. They have 4 grown children.

Patrick O. Regan
Patrick O. Regan

Patrick O. Regan has been active at Premier Bank since its inception in 1974. He became a founding Director of family-owned Premier Bank Minnesota and Premier Bank Rochester in 1990, was elected Chair of those two charters in Jan 2018, and became majority owner of Premier Bank Rochester in 2020.  Pat has spent over 40 years as an owner-operator of Minnesota Coaches, Inc. and affiliated school and charter bus companies. He is also an active commercial real estate developer. Pat and his wife Mary are longtime residents of Hastings and have been blessed with four adult married children and thirteen grandchildren.

Sean O. Regan

Sean O. Regan, Chair of Premier Bank, has been with Premier Bank since 1987. He was educated at Notre Dame, the University of Minnesota, and at the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. Among other duties as assigned, Sean works as a commercial lender officing out of Maplewood, serving business principals and investors with commercial borrowing needs and strategic business planning. His experience as an investor in Commercial Real Estate and other family businesses make him uniquely qualified to work with family businesses in growth modes or in transition. Sean, formerly on the board of the Catholic Community Foundation, and past President of the Roseville Lions, has been active at Nativity of Our Lord Church and in the Macalester Groveland area of St. Paul, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife Mary and their three children.


Andrew D. Nath

Andrew D. Nath is the Vice Chair & the Executive Vice President of Premier Bank; he has served Premier Banks since 1993. Andrew was born and raised on the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, his master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Andrew specializes in commercial lending, strategic guidance and organizational leadership.

Jeffrey D. Hatton

Jeffrey D. Hatton, President & CEO, is a graduate of Richfield H.S. (Go Spartans!), the University of St. Thomas and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI. Jeff joined the Premier Banks family as a management trainee in 1990 and in his 30+ year career at Premier has held almost every possible position at Premier Bank and most recently served as the banks COO. Jeff resides with his family in Bloomington, MN, where he coaches youth hockey and is active in both Bridging and the Bloomington Community Foundation. When not at the bank, Jeff can be found fishing on Lake Minnetonka, reading, gardening, or preparing the latest TikTok recipe sensation.

Corey R. Heimer

Corey R. Heimer is President and CEO of Premier Bank Rochester. He joined Premier Bank’s Maplewood Office in 2004 and then transferred to Rochester, Minnesota in April 2005. Prior to joining Premier Banks, Corey was employed at the University of St. Thomas for five years as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Corey and his family live in Byron, Minnesota. Corey is a leader with a strong work ethic and enjoys being involved in the community. Corey is an Adams, Minnesota native and a graduate of St. Thomas.

Casey O. Regan

Casey O. Regan is President and CEO of Premier Bank Minnesota. In 2002, Casey joined Premier Banks in the summer internship program and became a full-time employee upon graduation from the University of St. Thomas in 2004. In the ensuing years, he has been a management trainee, loan officer, and bank manager. In January 2007, he was appointed Premier Bank Hastings President. In October 2010, he was promoted to the Presidency of the South Area of Premier Bank Minnesota. Casey assumed the role of President and CEO in March 2012. Casey and his family live in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Michael R. Ruether

Michael R. Ruether is President of Premier Bank White Bear Lake, is a director for Premier Bank, and has been employed with Premier Banks for more than 40 years. Mike and his wife Julie live in Shoreview, Minnesota and have 4 sons. He is originally from St. Cloud and graduated from St. John’s University. Mike specializes primarily in commercial and real estate loans. He has been very active in the community, with past roles as the Director for the White Bear Lake Food Shelf, Director for the White Bear Lake Chamber, President and Treasurer for the White Bear Lake Optimist Club, and Treasurer and Director for the White Bear Lake Main Street organization. Mike is currently a director and on the finance committee of The Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation and Vice President of the White Bear Lake Economic Development Corporation.

Thomas J. Kern

Thomas J. Kern is the President of Premier Banks Northwest Area and offices out of the Osseo branch. He has been in the banking industry for more than 35 years and with Premier Bank since 1998. Tom grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota and currently resides in Maple Grove. Tom has been involved in the Community Youth Hockey Organization, the Maple Grove Lions Club, and the District 279 Foundation. He enjoys offering his clients modern financial business solutions without sacrificing the small town and personalized service he brings from growing up on the Range. Tom and his wife enjoy spending time with family that often includes travel with two grown children and family back home.

David J. Howe

David J. Howe is the CFO of all Premier Bank charters and President of the Monticello branch. Dave has been with the bank since 2002, after accumulating over 30 years of experience in the banking and public accounting industries. Dave grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota, graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and currently lives in Monticello, Minnesota.

 
Brian L. Carnes

Brian L. Carnes is President of Premier Bank Roseville and Chief Credit Officer of Premier Bank and Premier Bank Minnesota. In 2002, Brian joined Premier Banks in the 2004 after working with the FDIC for six years as a bank examiner. Brian served in the United States Navy after graduating from high school. Brian attended Saint Cloud State University where he graduated with a double major in Finance and Economics. He and his family currently reside in Vadnais Height.  Brian believes in the community banking model and enjoys the flexibility it affords in working with customers to help solve their financing needs.

 

Joseph B. Houle

After graduation from the University of St. Thomas, Joseph B. Houle started his banking career with Premier Bank in 2006, as a management trainee. Joe then gravitated toward lending. His current emphasis is on small business lending and has experience with the various SBA programs available. In 2011, Joe was promoted to President of Premier’s Hugo branch. He enjoys working in the small growing community of Hugo where his family has strong historical ties. Joe’s key to success is focusing on meeting customers’ goals.

 

 

Penny J. Hults, AAP

Penny J. Hults, manager of Cash Management Services, began her banking career at Premier Banks in 1988. Penny is originally from South Dakota, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from Augustana College (now Augustana University). Penny was recognized as a 2014 Top Woman in Finance by Finance and Commerce Magazine. Penny and her family live in Oakdale, Minnesota, where she is involved in the music ministry at her church, as well as with the Tanzanian Mission Group. Penny was excited to receive Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation in 2018.

Kelly J. Regan

Kelly J. Regan is Vice President of Marketing, a Director at Premier Banks, and VP of PB Bancshares, Inc.. Educated at St. Mary’s of Notre Dame, the University of San Diego, and with post graduate studies at the U.S. International University and The National Autonomous University of Mexico, Kelly, a St. Paul native, lived 17 years in Mexico City. There she raised a family of three and operated a family business. Building bridges and partnerships is part of her DNA. After five years in sales and marketing for a Latin American Division of Conagra, Kelly returned to Minnesota as a consultant in international trade, building partnerships between U.S. and Mexican companies, and joined Premier Banks in 2000. Passionate about education for at-risk youth, Kelly serves on the boards of Risen Christ Catholic School, the Minnesota Independent School Forum, the First Generation Initiative (University of St. Mary's Minnesota) and The Under-Told Stories Project at the University of Saint Thomas. Kelly serves on the Services and Education Committees for the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota and was named Top Woman in Finance by Twin Cities Business Magazine in 2012. Kelly enjoys golf, skiing, literature, and travel, especially to spend time with her grown family.

 

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