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Mike Kunkel joins Pioneer Bank

Pioneer Bank

Press Release: Mike Kunkel joins Pioneer Bank.  Duane Olenius, Greater Mankato Market President of Pioneer Bank has announced that Mike Kunkel has joined Pioneer Bank as a Vice President, Ag/Business Banker in the bank’s North Mankato location.  Kunkel will specialize in ag and business banking while managing relationships and developing new business in the Greater Mankato area.

“We are excited about adding a banker of Mike’s caliber to our team”, said Olenius.  “His experience as a banker in the Mankato area will add depth and expertise to an already solid group of bankers”.  Olenius added that with Kunkel’s arrival, the bank will expand its ag banking enterprise to the Greater Mankato market.  “Pioneer Bank has a 100 year tradition of ag banking expertise in southern Minnesota”, Olenius said.  “With Mike on board, that expertise will now be available at our Greater Mankato locations as well as our locations in Mapleton, Madelia, St. James, Lewisville and Lake Crystal.”  With Kunkel, the bank has a total of 23 bankers specializing in ag, business, mortgage and personal banking in their southern Minnesota locations.

Kunkel has a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University and has completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

He is active in the Mankato community as a member of Kiwanis, through his work with the United Way fund drives and the Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals.  He is also a member of the Mankato Curling Club and manages multiple area slow-pitch softball teams.

Pioneer Bank, with assets of nearly $400 million, has offices in Mankato, North Mankato, St. James, Mapleton, Madelia, Lewisville and Lake Crystal.  The bank offers the Kasasa™ line of checking and savings accounts in addition to a comprehensive ag and business banking program and traditional bank products and services.  The bank’s website is www.bankwithpioneer.com.

For immediate release
Contact:  David P. Krause
dkrause@bankwithpioneer.com  507.375.3201
December 30, 2015

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