Bremer Bank, a St. Paul-based financial services company, recently named Justin Butler as its new executive vice president and chief risk officer. In this role, Butler will join Bremer’s senior executive team and be responsible for leading the process of defining and implementing standards for risk identification, management, monitoring, reporting, oversight, and guidance, to better and more securely serve Bremer Bank’s customers and communities.
“Justin is a strong and tenured leader in the financial services industry. He is an excellent addition to Bremer’s senior executive team,” said Jeanne Crain, president and CEO of Bremer Bank. “Additionally, Justin’s expertise, energy and collaborative approach enhances our risk management capabilities, allowing us the opportunity to accelerate our ongoing business transformation at Bremer.”
His background in risk management spans almost two decades and includes key roles at various Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of Consumer Bank Control programs at Wells Fargo. His specialty areas include risk transformation and remediation, governance, corporate strategy and finance.
Butler currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way, the board of trustees for Hamline University and the board of directors for Turning Point, a nonprofit providing support and services to the Twin Cities African American community.
He attended Saint Louis University and Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management–and is also very active in the local Twin Cities community including the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), The Monitors Club and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
“Bremer Bank has a strong reputation in financial stewardship and a deep commitment to cultivating thriving communities,” Butler said. “I am eager to join its impressive team of experts and I look forward to working alongside many talented risk management professionals in my new role.”