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Welcome Braden Hoekstra

Welcome Braden Hoekstra

Braden Hoekstra joined Citizens Alliance Bank in June of 2018 in the Clara City, Minnesota, location as a Seasonal Banking Assistant. In that role, he assisted the IT and Operations Departments before fully transitioning to the Lending Department in December of 2018. As he transitions into his new role as a Loan Portfolio Officer, he will be responsible for spreading financial statements for Lenders, preparing credit presentations and annual reviews on customer relationships, work with Lenders to manage current customer relationships, and perform loan maintenance activities. Hoekstra is a third-generation family member to be working at Citizens Alliance Bank; his mother and grandmother both have been employees.

Hoekstra graduated from MACCRAY High School in 2018 and has since been attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. Hoekstra will graduate by the end of the year with a bachelor’s degree in Management. Hoekstra is originally from Clara City, Minnesota, and is currently residing there. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, wake surfing, and snowboarding with friends.

Citizens Alliance Bank is a family-owned community bank providing financial and related banking services within local communities in Minnesota and Montana. The Bank provides integrated products and banking services that customers seek, including local empowered decision making and personalized customer service delivered with a small-town personal touch. The Bank and its shareholders remain committed to strengthening and improving the communities that its customers and employees work and live through financial literacy and economic and community development.


Congratulations Ben Hendrickson

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Ben Hendrickson joined Citizens Alliance Bank in November of 2021 in the Clara City, Minnesota, location. Most recently, he has been a Credit Analyst in the Credit Department. In that role, he was responsible for spreading financial statements for the Lenders along with preparing credit presentations and annual reviews on customer relationships. As he transitions into his new role as Loan Portfolio Officer, he will continue with his current duties in addition to working with the Lenders to manage current customer relationships and perform loan maintenance activities.

Hendrickson graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Agribusiness. Hendrickson is originally from Sacred Heart, Minnesota, and is currently residing there. In his free time, he keeps busy with farming corn and soybeans south of Sacred Heart. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Citizens Alliance Bank is a family-owned community bank providing financial and related banking services within local communities in Minnesota and Montana. The Bank provides integrated products and banking services that customers seek, including local empowered decision making and personalized customer service delivered with a small-town personal touch. The Bank and its shareholders remain committed to strengthening and improving the communities that its customers and employees work and live through financial literacy and economic and community development.


Welcome Kerry Johnson

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Kerry Johnson recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Clara City, Minnesota, location as the Senior Vice President/Market Manager. In this role she will be responsible for managing customer relationships, prospecting and developing new relationships, promoting bank products and services, providing support for the branch employees, and also overseeing the Echo, Maynard, Murdock, and Sacred Heart locations.

Johnson graduated from Ridgewater College and brings over 31 years of banking experience where she had prior roles as the Market President at the United Prairie Bank in Spicer, Minnesota. Her previous roles over the years included being a Business Banking Assistant, Cash Management Officer, Business Banking Specialist, Personal Banker, Branch Manager, Community Market President, District Manager, Business Banking Manager, and Market President.

Johnson resides in Willmar, Minnesota, with her husband. She has a family of 22 including six adult children and eight grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, crafting with her grandchildren, cooking for her entire family, watching birds in her backyard, and walking.

Citizens Alliance Bank is a family-owned community bank providing financial and related banking services within local communities in Minnesota and Montana. The Bank provides integrated products and banking services that customers seek, including local empowered decision making and personalized customer service delivered with a small-town personal touch. The Bank and its shareholders remain committed to strengthening and improving the communities that its customers and employees work and live through financial literacy and economic and community development.