The Board of Directors of the Bank Holding Company Association announced it has named the following officers for 2020:
- President: Harry Wahlquist, President of Midwest Bancorporation, Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.
- Vice President: Mary Jayne Crocker, Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc., Bloomington, Minn.
- Treasurer: Jeffrey Weldon, Crosstown Holding Company, Blaine, Minn.
- Immediate Past President: Rick Wall, Highland Bancshares, Inc., Minntonka, Minn.
Harry Wahlquist joined the BHCA board in 2018. Now in his sixth decade of banking, Wahlquist founded Midwest Bancorporation, Inc., in 1990 to purchase the First National Bank of Bertha-Verndale. Today the bank is called Star Bank. As president, Wahlquist led the bank through six acquisitions and two de novo branches, so it now has $285 million in assets and 10 offices.
Mary Jayne Crocker joined the BHCA Board in 2017 and served as Treasurer for three years. She is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bridgewater Bank and Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. She is responsible for all strategic initiatives and ensures the Bank meets stakeholder expectations.
Jeff Weldon is Chief Financial Officer at Crosstown Holding Company and its subsidiary, 21st Century Bank. Weldon joined the BHCA board in 2019. Weldon is a licensed CPA and has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Minnesota State University in Mankato.
Rick Wall is President and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Bancshares and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Highland Bank, Saint Michael, Minn. Wall joined the BHCA board in 2017.
Their terms began Jan. 1, 2020, and run through Dec. 31, 2020. In addition to these officers, six other bankers serve on the BHCA Board of Directors.