North Shore Bank Announces Staff Promotions


North Shore Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jena Hart to Vice President, Senior Trust Executive, and the promotion of Matt Vaillant to Vice President, Private Banking, Retirement Planning and Insurance.

Jena Hart has been with North Shore Bank for over 30 years, where she has held various positions within investments & trust, private banking, and the retail divisions. Her extensive range of knowledge from her most recent role as a Private Banking Manager will translate seamlessly into her new position, as Vice President, Senior Trust Executive, where she will continue to provide her clients a comprehensive wealth management experience. Jena is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the ABA National Graduate Trust School, and is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA).

“Jena’s expertise and knowledge spans various life stages which provides proactive planning opportunities and great value to our clients”, said Brenda Brannan, Executive Vice President. “She has a diverse skillset that will serve her well working on client relationship initiatives and growth strategies in her new position in Investments & Trust.”

Matt Vaillant has been a part of the North Shore Bank team for majority of his banking career. His previous roles at North Shore Bank have involved retail, private banking, along with his most recent position as a Retirement Planning Executive. His promotion will have him directly involved in the management of the private banking division, expansion of our retirement planning services, and oversight of the growing insurance agency. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management & Accounting from the College of St. Scholastica, and he has completed the Certified Financial Planning Program from Boston University.

“Matt provides exceptional wealth management experience to each of his clients and aligns their financial goals to the various services that North Shore has to offer, “said Brannan. “His expertise and interest in technology will be instrumental as he draws on his skillsets to enhance the client experience.”

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 trust and investment services, including private banking and retirement solutions. Find out more about North Shore Bank at