By Kristen Miller
COKATO, MN Maintaining the State Bank of Cokato’s long-standing commitment to the community has been an important aspect for Kensington Bank President and CEO Jon Hall during the recent transition.
“We’re a relationship bank,” Hall said.
This mentality is the reason Connie Isaacson, with 13 years at the bank, has been promoted from retail banking manager to vice president of retail banking and branch manager.
Her duties will include supervising the tellers and personal bankers, and being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the bank, she said. Isaacson has 30 years experience in the banking industry.
Isaacson, who grew up in Cokato and lives in Dassel, said she is excited about the new administration coming in and the new opportunities that are being made available.
For instance, the bank has been able to greatly expand its opportunities for lending, Hall explained, adding that this also includes growth and technology development opportunities under Kensington ownership.
“The bank is the same. There are just new avenues to work with now,” she said.
A new addition to the team is Cokato resident Dan Robertson, who will assume the position of market president Monday, April 23.
Robertson is a 1994 Dassel-Cokato High School graduate, who has 12 years experience in the banking industry, most recently working for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage out of Hutchinson.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this group and I am looking forward to bringing a local touch to the Cokato area,” Robertson said.
He is also excited to be working under the leadership of Kensington Bank and the opportunities it provides to his customers.
As market president, Robertson will have the responsibility and authority to make senior-level decisions.
He will also be working in the community, maintaining relationships and creating new ones by talking with business owners and agricultural producers about the services the bank has to offer, Robertson explained.