The Bank and its related foundations recently approved the following grants and donations:
- HHS Mountain Bike Race Team: Start up costs
- New Discoveries Montessori Academy: EZ Write program for students
- Crow River Drumline: 10 scholarships
- Hutchinson Health Care Foundation: Harmony River annual pledge
Congratulations to Buzz for 30 years at Citizens Bank!
In 1982, Buzz joined Citizens Bank as Executive Vice President, Chief of Operating Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. In 1985 he was elected President and Chief of Administrative Officer. He became the fourth president of Citizens Bank, following his father Irivin J. Burich.
Buzz has been active in the Hutchinson Community. He currently serves on the I.J. Burich Foundation boards and the Public Art Commission. He is a life time member of Pheasants Forever, Gopher Campfire, McLeod County Historical Society and Twin Point Gun Club.
Buzz graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1961 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas in 1965. He has two children, Todd and Heather, and five grandchildren.
Congratulations Margie for 30 years of service at Citizens Bank!
Margie grew up on a farm near Sleepy Eye and moved to Hutchinson in 1980. She graduated from Hutchinson Area Vocational Technical Institute with a degree in Accounting. In August of 1982, she started at Citizens Bank in the Bookkeeping Department. Margie later moved to the Data Processing Department where she holds her current position as a Network Assistant.
Margie is married to Randy, a machinist at 3M and also has a farming operation, and they have two children. Cassie graduated from St Cloud State University and is employed with 3M in New Ulm and Kristine, who is a junior at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Join us for our Holiday Open House for yummy treats and to register for great prizes!!
Hope to see you there!
Karen Stowell is receiving a service award for 25 years with Citizens Bank & Trust. She started working at Citizens Bank in 1973, under the Office Education Program through her school. In June of 1974, she started working full time at the Bank as a bookkeeper and teller. In 1979, she left the Bank to move to Beaufort, SC with her husband who was in the Marine Corp. In 1987, she was hired back at Citizens Bank and worked as a teller and later became the Safe Deposit Box Attendant.
If you have ever wondered who’s behind the phone when you call the Bank, Karen is one of the employees to answer the phone. She is also the one of the first ones to greet customers when they come in to the Bank.
Karen is married to Gordy Stowell. She has two sons, Jered and Brian (married to Gina). She has one granddaughter Kayla. Karen enjoys spending time with her family and dog Rocky.
Congratulations to Jane Powell! She is celebrating her 15 year anniversary with Citizens Insurance Agency.
Having grown up in Hutchinson, Jane is a hometown girl. She has actually worked for Citizens Insurance Agency for over 23 years, but left after the first 8 to pursue a job designing in the home decor industry for 5 years. This put her education in graphic design to good use!
Jane is married to Craig Powell (owns NAPA Auto Parts) and they have 2 sons Jake, married to Brooke, and Tyler. She is also a grandmother to Harper (2) and Hawkins (1 week!), and enjoys every minute spent with them.
For 8 years, she was the McLeod County Chair of the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days and found it to be a very rewarding experience. Jane’s current passion is her new business, Prairie Haven (www.prairiehavendesign.com), which is an occasional sale open for 3 days every 2 months. The need to design and work with color has always been woven into her life, whether through gardening or more recently decorating her grandchildren’s bedrooms.
“I enjoy working at the insurance agency, because our staff is small enough that we are able to build relationships with our customers. We work in a pretty comfortable atmosphere and hopefully that translates to our customers and they feel relaxed, since insurance is not the most fun product to shop for!” – Jane Powell
Congratulations to Lori Swenson who is celebrating her 15 year anniversary with Citizens Bank!
Lori is a Customer Service Representative where she assists customers with new deposit accounts and all the services related to deposit accounts. Lori’s favorite part of her job is the customer relationships that have developed over the years.
Lori and her husband, Tim (a 3M employee), have two children. Their daughter, Sarah, is a senior at MSUM and their son Zak, is a junior at UWEC. Spending time at the family cabin on Woman Lake near Hackensack (her hometown) and reading a good book are a couple of the things Lori enjoys in her leisure time.
We would like to congratulate Jeff Jensen on his 5 year anniversary with Citizens Bank!
Jeff grew up in Hutchinson and graduated from Mankato State University with a BS degree in finance. Jeff started working at CB&T in January, 2007 as the Ag. Loan Officer. He has 3 boys that keep him very busy with their many activities including hockey, baseball, football, fishing and 4-H. Jeff has been involved with the Hutchinson Jaycees, Hutchinson Kiwanis Club, McLeod County Pheasants Forever and is currently on the MN Extension Service board.
Happy Anniversary Jeff!