John Jessen has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Banking Officer for BlackRidgeBANK. In this role, Jessen will be responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board of Directors and other bank management to establish long-range goals, strategies and plans for the retail banking line of business. In addition, he will be charged with positioning the bank to deliver an unparalleled banking experience for all consumer and small business banking customers. With more than two decades of banking experience, Jessen joined BlackRidgeBANK in 2007, and most recently held the position of Director of Retail Banking. In addition to his new position, he will continue in his key roles of Market President for Bismarck and Senior Credit Committee Chairman for the bank. He also will also maintain responsibility for overseeing the compliance function of the organization.