DULUTH, MN – North Shore Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Brenda Brannan to Executive Vice President and Jeff Cooper to Vice President, Trust Manager.
Brenda Brannan has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry with a diverse background including trust, business and private banking. In her new role, Brenda will be responsible for managing and driving innovation and technology initiatives for the Bank. Brenda will continue to oversee Investments & Trust, Private Banking, Retirement Solutions, and North Shore Insurance.
“We have all recognized the dramatic role technology and innovation has played in the success of businesses during these current challenging times,” stated Ken Johnson, North Shore Bank President/CEO. “Brenda’s passion and keen ability to implement innovation and technology strategies make her a perfect fit to broaden that role bank-wide”, he continued.
Brannan is a graduate of the Minnesota Bankers Commercial Lending School, the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking, the Cannon Trust School and is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP). Additionally, Brenda was honored by Finance and Commerce as one of the 2017 Top Women in Finance.
Jeff Cooper has been with North Shore Bank for the past 15 years and has held various positions within the Investments & Trust Department, most recently as a Trust Executive administering personal trusts, investment accounts, IRA’s, guardianships and estates. In his new role, Cooper will assume management of the administrative and fiduciary responsibilities of the Investments & Trust Department and ensure that North Shore continues to deliver the outstanding service that clients expect.
“Over the years, Jeff has embraced the opportunity to become an industry resource and has developed long-term relationships with both clients and professional associates throughout the community”, said Brenda Brannan, Executive Vice President. “Jeff’s mentorship and ability to lead are attributes that will benefit the organization for years to come”.
Cooper holds a degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor and Accredited Fiduciary Investment Manager.
North Shore Bank is an independent, locally-owned and managed community bank with locations in Duluth, Hermantown, Cloquet and Superior. North Shore Bank offers a full array of traditional personal and business banking products, mortgage and insurance services and a full selection of investment and trust services including private banking and retirement solutions. Find out more about North Shore Bank at www.northshore.bank.