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Community First Announces Nine Management Promotions

Wednesday 11 February 2004 13:55 CET | News

Community First Bankshares has promoted three executives to executive vice president positions and the promotion of six additional professionals to the senior management level.

Members of the Community First team have been named to these positions: Dan Fisher was named executive vice president and chief information officer; Pat Staples was named executive vice president of Market Development; and Doug Vang was named executive vice president of Human Resources. In addition, the company announced the promotions of the following team members: Lynne Anstadt to senior vice president of Technology; Sean Burian to senior vice president of Treasury; Mona Flaten to senior vice president and audit director; Toby Kommer to senior vice president of Finance; Thomas Rohleder to senior vice president/general counsel and secretary; and Gale Skarphol to senior vice president of Accounting and Reporting. All promotions are effective immediately. Dan Fisher joined Community First in 1994 and has served as the companys chief information officer since 2000. He previously served as senior vice president and as executive vice president of bank operations. He is also president and CEO of Community First Technologies, Inc., the companys technology subsidiary. Fisher has held executive positions in the financial services industry since 1979 at financial institutions in Hawaii, Texas, Minnesota and North Dakota. Pat Staples joined Community First in 1994 and previously served as senior vice president and director of Market Development. She has more than 20 years of marketing and public relations experience. Her prior professional experience includes managing marketing and public relations functions for regional healthcare systems and agricultural corporations based in North Dakota and Minnesota. Doug Vang previously served as senior vice president and director of Human Resources after joining Community First in 2001. His previous professional experience includes serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Banner Health Systems, formerly based in Fargo, N.D. Vang holds law and accounting degrees from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D. Lynne Anstadt joined Community First in 1997 as the controller in the Accounting and Reporting Department. In 1998, she became vice president of financial services for Community First Technologies, Inc., the companys technology subsidiary. With more than 20 years of banking experience, Anstadt previously worked at regional banking companies in North Dakota. She is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelors degree in accounting from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Moorhead, Minn. Sean Burian previously served as vice president of Treasury. He joined Community First in 1995 as an investment analyst and was later promoted to investment officer. Burian is a chartered financial analyst. Mona Flaten joined Community First in 1995 as vice president and audit director. She had previously served as a supervisor for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Minneapolis, Minn. She holds an accounting degree from North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., and is a certified bank auditor, national bank examiner and certified risk professional. Toby Kommer has served in various positions at Community First including senior auditor, regional financial analyst, regional finance officer, senior finance officer and vice president of project management for Community First Technologies, Inc., the companys technology subsidiary. He joined the company in 1996. Kommer is a certified public accountant, certified bank auditor and holds a masters degree in administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich. Thomas Rohleder joined Community First in 2001 as vice president of risk management. In 2003, he was promoted to vice president, general counsel and secretary of Community First. He previously held legal and administrative positions at Banner Health System, formerly of Fargo, N.D., and at Mayo Clinic, Rochest


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