United Valley Bank recently promoted Barry Hanson to President and CEO. Hanson will be responsible for overseeing all procedures and practices regarding United Valley Bank’s management, development, business operations and overall goals. He will primarily be working out of United Valley Bank’s Columbia Road location in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Along with his new duties, Hanson will also act as the interim Grand Forks Market President, filling the role vacated by Tim Horpedahl.
Hanson currently resides in Grand Forks with his wife, Shari. Before being named President and CEO, Hanson spent 20 years serving as an Executive Vice President at United Valley Bank. He has over 37 years of banking experience and has been a member of the United Valley Bank team since 1999. He currently serves on the board of directors for both United Valley Bank, and its recent acquisition, Northern Sky Bank in Crookston, Minnesota. In addition to United Valley Bank, Hanson spent a number of years on the board of directors of the North Dakota Bankers Association. He also served on the Ag Committee of the American Bankers Association.
Presently, he serves as Chairman of the North Dakota Credit Review Board in Bismarck, as well as Secretary/Treasurer and member of the board for Northern Valley Homes, a nonprofit corporation that provides low-cost rental housing options in Cavalier, North Dakota. Hanson has also served on the church councils of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, North Dakota, and United Lutheran Church in Cavalier.
“Barry has all of the leadership qualities that it takes to help a bank and its customers succeed,” says Tim Siegle, Hanson’s predecessor at United Valley Bank. “He’s been an important part of our team for a long time, and he’s the right person for this job.”