Alexandria MN Region Team

Brent Gundberg

Market President

Brent has more than two decades of management experience in banking, wealth management, insurance and sales. Most recently he was VP and Personal Trust Officer at a $10 billion regional financial services firm. In his new role, Brent will provide executive leadership to the Alexandria team and will work directly with clients and businesses. Brent and his family have lived in Alexandria since 2004. He is active in community service, including serving as board member for Alexandria Community Technical College and Douglas County Car Care Program, and as a coach for the Alexandria Youth Basketball Association. Brent graduated from Concordia Moorhead with degrees in business administration and psychology, and received his M.B.A. in Strategic Leadership from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.

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Corey Simonson

Vice President and Business Banking Manager

Corey has more than 8 years of lending experience, most of it in commercial lending. In his role, Corey helps ensure that local businesses and individuals have the financial products they need to be successful. Corey received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southwest Minnesota State University and an associate’s degree in finance/credit management from Alexandria Technical College. Corey has lived in the Alexandria area for more than 10 years with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Jill Leeseberg

Vice President and Retail Services Manager

Jill has more than two decades of experience in finance and banking, including credit analysis, equipment leasing, cash management, and retail banking.  As Retail Services Manager, Jill’s strives to create an outstanding banking experience for consumer and commercial clients.  Jill received a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Marketing from Minnesota State University - Moorhead.  Along with her husband and two children, Jill has lived in the Alexandria area for more than 20 years, where she also enjoys being part of many different community activities.

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Joni Wunderlich

Branch Manager

Joni has more than 33 years of banking experience in a variety of positions, including consumer, real estate and commercial lending for a community bank. As branch manager in BlackRidgeBANK’s Carlos and Miltona locations, a position she’s held since 1991, Joni ensures that individuals, families and businesses receive the right banking products for their needs as well as consistent, outstanding services from our dedicated staff. Joni is involved in many community activities, including Carlos Commercial Club, Carlos Developers and Team Miltona.

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Karrie Bahr

Assistant Vice President - Loan Officer

Karrie Bahr has 20 years of banking experience. She has 9 years lending experience including consumer and commercial lending for community banks. Karrie focuses on the customer and their financial needs and strives to provide the best product while providing exceptional customer service. Karrie has lived in the Alexandria area for 14 years and she enjoys hunting with her 4 dogs, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Richard Hawes

Mortgage Lender

Rich has been in the mortgage industry since 1999. He has a great deal of experience in all facets of the industry and the products contained. A family man with a wife and four children. Born and raised in Minnesota though new to the Alexandria area. He enjoys spending time with family, golfing and travel.

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Heidi Bruns

Mortgage Lender

Heidi has more than a decade of experience in the banking industry, with the past seven years focused on mortgage lending. She specializes in helping clients achieve their dream of owning a home.

Heidi attended North Dakota State College of Science and the University of Mary while earning a degree in Business Administration.  Heidi has lived in the Alexandria area for more than ten years. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying time at the lakes.

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