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First National Bank Bemidji hires managers

First National Bank Bemidji has announced new department managers for human resources and retail loans. Nikki Brink was hired as human resources manager in November 2011. Deb Jensen was hired as retail manager of loans in January. Brink will deve...

First National Bank Bemidji has announced new department managers for human resources and retail loans.

Nikki Brink was hired as human resources manager in November 2011. Deb Jensen was hired as retail manager of loans in January.

Brink will develop and administer bank-wide human resource actions and policies. She will also assist First National Bank Bemidji executive management on human resources decisions.

She is a graduate of Bemidji High School and Bemidji State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in international studies. Prior to joining First National Bank Bemidji, Brink spent more than seven years in retail management in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, most recently as district manager for Target Corporation.

Brink and her husband, Bob, have two sons. They enjoy spending time on the lake, traveling and golfing.

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Jensen will direct all retail lending activity related to extension of real estate and consumer loans. She will oversee the origination of all types of real estate loans along with indirect and direct consumer lending.

She is originally from Duluth, where she began her mortgage career at Wells Fargo. She later transferred to St. Cloud as a mortgage branch sales manager. Jensen has acquired knowledge and training in lending, sales and management including Gallup International Management training, Ken Blanchard's Situational Leadership, Todd Duncan's High Trust Selling and Wells Fargo Academy - Sales Management Fundamentals. She also was a facilitator and coach of Wells Fargo - High Performance Sales.

Jensen and her husband, Jim, have two grown children. They look forward to golf, boating and other summer outdoor activities. Jensen also does watercolor painting and writing.

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