James Lindberg

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The Minnesota Bankers Association honored James Lindberg of Security State Bank of Marine for 50 years in the banking industry. From left: MBA President/CEO Joe Witt; James Lindberg; former MBA chair Mark Miedtke of Citizens State Bank, Hayfield; and MBA Chair David Krause from Pioneer Bank in St. James.

 

The Minnesota Bankers Association inducted James Lindberg, Security State Bank of Marine, into its Pioneer Club during the annual summit and 130th annual meeting at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, Minneapolis. The Pioneer Club honors bankers who have been in the banking industry for 50 years or longer.

Lindberg was born and still resides in Scandia, Minnesota. His 43-year employee service at Security State Bank of Marine started in 1969. His last seven years have been as a director. 2019 is the 100-year anniversary of the bank and Lindberg is so proud to have served for over half of it. He was CEO/President for 25 years, from 1984 to 2009.

Lindberg said, “Living, working and watching a community bank grow assets over 75 times has been exciting. It was easier being a community banker in good times but our entire staff understood we needed to be there for our customers in poor economic times as well.”

In addition to Lindberg, four other bankers from around the state were inducted into the MBA’s Pioneer Club: Steve Gilmer, State Bank of Delano; Dorothy Jensen, Currie State Bank; Grace Rubischko, Minnwest Bank, Gibbon; and Harry Wahlquist, Star Bank, Maple Lake.

“We are proud to honor these bankers for their tremendous and lifelong commitment to the industry,” said Joe Witt, President/CEO of the MBA. “It is because of their hard work and dedication that banks remain a solid foundation in their communities.”

The Minnesota Bankers Association (www.minnbankers.com) is the state’s largest trade association devoted exclusively to the representation of commercial banks. The MBA was founded in 1889 and represents 95% of Minnesota’s chartered banks.

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