Jessica B. - Business Development Officer

Like so many bankers, Jessica  first industry experience was as a teller when she was in high school. Today, she’s a Business Development Officer with Midwest Bank in Detroit Lakes. Jessica has held a variety of roles in banking throughout her career including Commercial Lending Officer, Branch Manager and VP of Retail Banking. The one common denominator that has always made her love her job is the ability to help potential new clients or customers, to understand their financial needs, and to make sure ultimately that they are taken care of.

Jessica carries this same desire to help into her personal life by volunteering extensively in her community. She’s been active in/served on boards for the Detroit Lakes Rotary, the United Way of Becker County, the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber, and the Relay for Life Becker County, just to name a few. She’s also fundraised for Dollars for Scholars and volunteers at her church. Her current passion is Project 412, a community group working to make Detroit Lakes and the surrounding areas a better place to work, live and visit. One such project includes spreading public art across the city.

Seeing the impact her work makes in the community is worth all the time and energy Jessica commits. She also sees this same satisfaction in her role at Midwest Bank and often encourages would-be bankers to look at how their passions might meld with their career. For example, when she speaks to students she asks them what they love. Is it being in sports, as part of a team or even as a captain? That’s collaboration and leadership and it can be a big part of your career. She feels lucky that Midwest Bank and the industry as a whole supports and encourages the volunteerism that is her passion.