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Charter Bank Promotes Six Employees

Charter Bank is proud to announce that six employees were recently promoted from within. We are proud of the commitment these employees have shown to our valued customers over the years and pleased to have the opportunity to promote talent within our organization.

Melissa Carlson, vice president branch manager – Chaska and Chanhassen offices

Carlson was promoted from branch manager to vice president. She is responsible for managing the retail banking area at both Minnesota offices. She is active in business development and works closely with our business bankers to strengthen relationships with our valued customers. She also supervises the teller and personal banking staff, as well as supporting the bank by reinforcing core values and achieving departmental goals consistent with the strategic plan. Carlson will celebrate her 15th anniversary with Charter Bank this August.

Carla Leuck, vice president – marketing officer

Leuck has been with Charter Bank for three years. She began as the marketing officer and was promoted to a vice president. She oversees strategic brand management, market research, and all digital and traditional marketing including social media, media placement, and the website. Leuck also manages all charitable contributions and community sponsorships.

Stephanie Morken, personal banking officer

Morken has been with Charter Bank for over five years and began as a personal banker. She was promoted to a personal banking officer. In this role she assists our valued customers by opening personal and business accounts, account maintenance, and retail lending (car loans, HELOCS, etc.). Morken also assists as a teller when needed.

Chad Plath, vice president branch manager – Eau Claire office

Plath has been with Charter Bank for over three years as a branch manager at our Eau Claire office. He is responsible for the growth and development of our personal banking and teller staff. Plath takes pleasure in seeing the team engaged with our customers and providing an experience they enjoy.

Danny Pohnl, vice president business banking

Pohnl was promoted from assistant vice president to vice president business banking at our Eau Claire branch. Danny manages commercial loan and deposit relationships with our business customers. He also works to develop new business relationships within our community. Pohnl has been with Charter Bank for over three years.

Craig Severud, assistant vice president business banking

Severud has been with Charter Bank for just over a year. He was promoted from a business banker to an assistant vice president business banking. Severud manages commercial loan and deposit relationships with our business customers. He strives to provide excellent service to Charter Bank’s valued business clients.