Vanessa M. - Branch Administration

Hello! I am Vanessa Mauer. I’ve been in the banking world for about 10 years now. I work for BankCherokee (BC) in St. Paul and hold the current title of Branch Administration and Training Officer. Which means, I get to do a little bit of everything and work with every department in our bank. My days are definitely never the same and go really fast! 

Prior to what I currently do and where I currently am, I worked with MidWestOne (MWO) bank, FKA Central Bank for about 8 years. I started as a PT teller, worked my way up to a Retail Manager, and dabbled in some training and working with the Learning and Development department. Between MWO and BC, I took less than a year off to be home with my kiddos (we went from 1 to 3 kids!) and to focus on my Masters of Business Administration (which I happily completed in Spring 2019!).

Outside of work I love being with my family; my husband and three kids (6, 3, 3) doing anything that we find fun, especially if it gets us outside. But when I get some “me” time, my favorite thing to do is play softball (and I love gym volleyball too, but summertime outside….can’t beat it!). I have been playing the sport since my single digits days and I love being outside and playing with my friends. And who doesn’t like winning?!....I may be a little competitive. I also met my husband playing the sport, so it holds even more of a special place in my heart. I play co-ed and I also play on a couple of all women teams. I typically play league ball and a couple of tournaments at the end of the summer. I try to soak it all in, every season, as I know my time will soon come to an end as my kids start to enter their own world of extracurricular activities. Then I will become a cheerleader. 😊